MEDIA ADVISORY: Historic Climate Change & Health Town Hall with Houston’s AAPI Community

Feb. 22: Historic Climate Change and Health Town Hall Meeting Among Asian American Pacific Islander Community in Houston

Media members are invited to a first-of-its-kind town hall meeting with Houston’s Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. This important gathering aims to explore the connections between climate, health, families, and their specific impact on AAPIs. The event aims to elevate dialogue, foster awareness, and spark actionable solutions tailored to the unique needs and strengths of the AAPI community.

Community members will be able to engage with diverse experts, community leaders, and elected officials and participate in solution-oriented discussions aimed at uncovering innovative, culturally sensitive approaches to address climate change and enhance community well-being.

Language interpretation will be available in Chinese, Vietnamese, and Korean.

Speakers Include:

  • Fort Bend County Judge KP George
  • Commissioner Lesley Briones – Harris County Commissioner Precinct 4
  • State Representative Gene Wu – House District 137
  • State Representative Suleman Lalani – House District 76
  • Dr. Grace Tee Lewis – Environmental Defense Fund
  • Amatullah Contractor – Emgage
  • Dr. Helen Shih – Rise AAPI
  • Usman Mahmood – Bayou City Waterkeeper

Rise AAPI and Air Alliance Houston

Chinese Community Center

9800 Town Park Drive Houston, TX 77036
Thursday, February 22 · 6:30 – 8:30pm CST


Media contact:
Riikka Pohjankoski, [email protected], 713.589.7079
Nabila Mansoor, [email protected], 713.320.1900

About Air Alliance Houston
Air Alliance Houston is a non-profit advocacy organization working to reduce the public health impacts from air pollution and advance environmental justice through applied research, education, and advocacy. For more information and resources, please visit

About Rise AAPI
The mission of Rise AAPI is to unite, organize, and support the AAPI community in Texas. Rise AAPI strives for an AAPI community that uses their vote as a tool for social justice, participates in the political landscape to challenge inequality, and drives transformative change.

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