WGBH Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration

(April 22, 2020)

WGBH Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration
Monday, May 4, 7-8:30pm
The virtual screening and discussion begins at 7pm, EST

Join us for WGBH’s annual celebration of Asian/Pacific American culture. This year, we will spotlight selections from Asian Americans, a groundbreaking PBS film series that chronicles the contributions, and challenges of Asian Americans, the fastest growing ethnic group in the United States. The series looks at ways in which the Asian experience illuminates the larger American story and explores the role Asian Americans have played in the evolution of the American identity, in the context of migration, diversity and global connectedness.

We will share highlights from the five-hour series, which will be followed by a discussion moderated by Pam Eddinger, president of Bunker Hill Community College and WGBH Trustee. Event panelists will include:

* S. Leo Chiang, producer of Asian Americans
* Renee Tajima-Peña, series producer of Asian Americans
* Winifred C. Chin, Co-author, Paper Son, One Man's Story

Asian Americans is a production of WETA Washington, DC, and the Center for Asian American Media for PBS, in association with Independent Television Service, Flash Cuts and Tajima-Peña Productions.

Major funding for Asian Americans is provided by Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Wallace H. Coulter Foundation, Public Broadcasting Service, Ford Foundation/Just Films, National Endowment for the Humanities, The Freeman Foundation, The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, Carnegie Corporation of New York, Kay Family Foundation, Long Family Foundation, Spring Wang and California Humanities.

This virtual event and discussion is presented by WGBH and WORLD Channel.

Asian Americans premieres May 11 & 12, 2020 on WGBH and PBS


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