Asian Americans National Digital Town Hall

Asian Americans National Digital Town Hall

Thu, 04/30/2020 - 8:00pm - 9:00pm

Photo from the Center for Asian American Media Digital Town Hall - Asian Americans in the Time of Covid-19

Join a Digital Town Hall: Asian Americans In the Time of COVID-19 on Facebook.


Thursday, April 30 8pm to 9pm EST
CAAM, WETA, and Asian American community leaders will host a digital town hall exploring how lessons from Asian American history can help us understand the experience of Asian Americans in the time of Covid-19.

Participants to Include:

Writer Viet Thanh Nguyen,

Journalist Amna Nawaz,

Filmmaker Renee Tajima-Pena,

Journalist and Activist Helen Zia,

Comedian Hari Kondabolu,

Ford Foundation President Darren Walker

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This discussion is in anticipation of  Asian Americansa new five-part documentary series that examines what the 2010 U.S. Census identifies as the fastest growing racial/ethnic group in the United States, airs Monday, May 11 and Tuesday, May 12 ,2020 at 8 p.m. on WXXI-TV. Told through personal histories, Asian Americans explores the impact of this group on the country’s past, present, and future. 

More about the film: 

Led by a team of Asian American filmmakers, including Academy Award®-nominated series producer Renee Tajima-Peña (Who Killed Vincent Chin?, No Más Bebés), Asian Americans examines the significant role of Asian Americans in shaping American history and identity, from the first wave of Asian immigrants in the 1850s and identity politics during the social and cultural turmoil of the twentieth century to modern refugee crises in a globally connected world. This five-part series premeires May 11 on WXXI-TV.

Special thanks to our community partner: 

Major funding for ASIAN AMERICANS is provided by Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB); Public Broadcasting Service (PBS); Wallace H. Coulter Foundation; Ford Foundation/JustFilms; 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.