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First Summit on Asian Stereotypes Urges Empowerment to Make Change

Posted by AC Team - on Sunday, 24 March 2013

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Little Tokyo - Los Angeles March 23, 2013 More than 200 people attended a summit yesterday in Los Angeles, provocatively titled "Beyond the Bad and the Ugly." The meeting was appropriately named as it took aim at the continued use of offensive images, ethnic slurs and stereotypical caricatures of Asian Americans in American media, and its impact on just about every aspect of American culture, politics, education and society. AsianConnections.com applauds Jeff Yang, Wall Street Journal...

Vote for your favorite video in the White House AAPI "What's Your Story Video Challenge"

Posted by AC Team on Tuesday, 21 February 2012.

 

ac - white house aapi video challenge whats your story 2012-02-22 at 5.36.41 pmMore than 200 videos were submitted by members from the AAPI communities to a video challenge called "What's Your Story" sponsored by the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

Here are the top eleven finalists. You may vote only once, for one of these eleven video entries. The deadline to vote is March 1, 2012. A group of finalists will be selected to come to the White House in March, 2012 to share their stories at a White House Champions of Change event. 

White House staffers Eddie Lee, Associate Director, Office of Engagement, and Miya Saika Chen talk about the "What's Your Story" video challenge.Eddie Chen-Miya Saika Chen White House Whats Your Story Video Challenge 2012-02-22 at 5.19.32 PM