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Hawaii Five-O co-stars ask for equal pay to white co-stars - CBS offers less - They Quit

Posted by Suzanne Kai - on Thursday, 06 July 2017

Hawaii Five-O co-stars ask for equal pay to white co-stars - CBS offers less - They Quit
by Suzanne Kai July 5, 2017 A year after the 2016 Oscars ceremony host Chris Rock made stereotypical jokes out of the Asian American kids on stage - Asian actors are still fighting for parity and roles. Actors Daniel Dae Kim and Grace Park, co-stars on the CBS series 'Hawaii Five-0' since 2010 asked for equal pay to that of their white co-stars, Alex O'Laughlin and Scott Caan. According to Variety, CBS' final offer was 10 to 15 percent lower than what O'Loughlin and Caan are...

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Thailand - Deadly Floods worst in 50 years

Posted by AC Team on Monday, 24 October 2011

 

Thailand's worst flooding in five decades has killed at least 356 people and affected nearly 2.5 million, with more than 113,000 living in temporary shelters and 720,000 people seeking medical attention. Click here for the full story from Reuters. 

Photos: Opening Night of Mu Performing Arts’ Katie Hae Leo’s Four Destinies

Posted by Lia Chang on Thursday, 20 October 2011

Playwright Katie Hae Leo on the set of her new play, Four Destinies, at Mixed Blood Theatre on October 15, 2011. Photo by Lia Chang


It is the opening night of performance of Katie Hae Leo’s Four Destinies, helmed by Suzy Messerole and presented by Mu Performing Arts, the second largest Asian American Theater Company in the U.S, and the lobby of Mixed Blood Theatre in Minneapolis is abuzz with excitement.

Mu Performing Arts Artistic Director Rick Shiomi and Reme Grefalda, curator of the Asian Pacific Islander Collection at the Library of Congress. Photo by Lia Chang

Reme Grefalda, curator of the Asian American Pacific Islander Collection located in the Asian Division of the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. and I flew in to photograph the cast in rehearsal for my Library of Congress collection, the Lia Chang Theater Photography Portfolio/AAPI Collection in the Asian Division at the Library of Congress, and to celebrate opening night.

Four Destinies director Suzy Messerole and playwright Katie Hae Leo Photo by Lia Chang

With Four Destinies, local playwright Katie Hae Leo has fashioned a satirical exploration of adoption through the eyes of Destiny Jones, a single character represented from four different ethnic backgrounds, as she/he grows up in a Minnesota family. Leo, a playwright, poet, essayist and performer, and who is also a Korean adoptee, presents herself as a character determined to embody the overarching adoptee experience, both in youth...

Photos: Backstage at Mu Performing Arts’ Four Destinies by Katie Hae Leo,10/15-10/30

Posted by Lia Chang on Saturday, 15 October 2011

Sara Ochs, La Dawn James, Katie Bradley, Nora Montanez and Neil Schneider Photo by Lia Chang


The 2011 – 2012 Mu Performing Arts 20th Anniversary mainstage season lineup kicks off on October 15 at Mixed Blood Theatre with the world premiere of Four Destinies, directed by Suzy Messerole. The play by local playwright Katie Hae Leo is a satirical exploration of adoption through the eyes of Destiny Jones, a single character represented from four different ethnic backgrounds, as she/he grows up in a Minnesota family. Leo, herself a Korean adoptee, presents herself as a character determined to embody the overarching adoptee experience, both in youth and adulthood. Four Destinies has been in development for the past two years through Mu’s Jerome New Performance Program, a platform for emerging Asian American theater voices to create and present edgy new work.

Nora Montanez, Katie Bradley, Sara Ochs, La Dawn James, Maria Kelly, Shanan Custer Photo by Lia Chang


Mu Performing Arts Artistic director Rick Shiomi invited me to Minneapolis, providing me with an all-access pass to the production during rehearsals.

Don Eitel, Nicholas Freeman and Neil Schneider Photo by Lia Chang

 

Shanan Custer and La Dawn James Photo by Lia Chang

 

Nora Montanez Photo by Lia Chang

 

Sara Ochs Photo by Lia Chang

 

Don Eitel, Sara Ochs, Shanan Custer, Maria Kelly and Katie Bradley Photo by Lia Chang

 

Don Eitel, Shanan Custer and La Dawn James Photo by Lia...

Filipino WWII Veterans Celebrate California Governor Signing of CA Assembly Bill 199 recognizing their contributions.

Posted by AC Team on Friday, 14 October 2011

News Release
October 13, 2011 

Assemblywoman Fiona Ma
California Speaker Pro Tempore 
12th Assembly District 

California Assembly Bill 199 will help ensure that the contributions of Filipino veterans who fought side by side American troops are properly recognized and remembered by future generations.

Assemblywoman Fiona Ma (D-San Francisco and San Mateo Counties), announces the signing of Assembly Bill 199 this Friday October 14, 2011 at Bessie Carmichael Middle School in San Francisco. Bessie Carmichael, whose school population is 50% Filipino, sits in the SOMA district of San Francisco, home to many Filipino WWII Veterans. When this bill was originally introduced in 2004, 98 Filipino WWII veterans were still alive to tell their stories. Today, there are only 17 veterans still alive. Two previous versions of this bill were vetoed by Governor Schwarzenegger.

AB 199, the Filipinos in WWII Social Studies Curriculum Act, is the first step toward ensuring that social science instruction in grades 7-12 includes the significant role of Filipinos in World War II. This bill helps ensure that our children and future generations learn of the contributions and sacrifice of these brave Filipino soldiers before we lose them in history. During World War II, the Philippines was a commonwealth of the United States. Filipino soldiers in the US Armed Forces were in effect US nationals, who fought side by side with American Troops.

California Governor Signs Bill Requiring Accurate Collection of Information on AAPIs

Posted by AC Team on Friday, 14 October 2011

LOS ANGELES –

APALC News Release:

October 10, 2011

 

Bill co-sponsored by APALC requires the disaggregation of data on Asian ethnic groups in key state departments.

Legislation requiring key state agencies to collect and post information about job programs participation and employment and housing discrimination faced by Asian and Pacific Islander ethnicities was signed by Governor Jerry Brown on Sunday.

Assembly Bill (AB) 1088, introduced by Assemblymember Mike Eng (D-Monterey Park) and co-sponsored by the Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC), a member of Asian American Center for Advancing Justice; Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality (AACRE); and Asian and Pacific Islanders California Action Network (APIsCAN), requires two key state agencies to include the full spectrum of Asian American (AA), as well as Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander (NHOPI) ethnicities in their data collection, consistent with those groups reported by the U.S. Census.

“We are extremely pleased that Governor Brown signed AB 1088 into law,” said Assemblymember Eng. “Asian Americans, as well as Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, represent over 30 ethnicities, and each community experiences its own unique challenges. Because information about these communities is frequently reported under one or two large categories, the experiences of specific ethnicities can be masked, preventing policy-makers, advocates, and elected officials from understanding the real...

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