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Vimala Phongsavanh

she / her / hers

Director of programs and community engagement, Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS)

My mission is to organize communities to realize and exercise their own political power through education and civic engagement strategies that embrace democracy, systematic change, and racial and gender justice.

Sweet or savory?: Savory

Hype song: Journey - Don’t Stop Believin’

I love America more than any other country in this world, and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually.
— James Baldwin