𝗧𝗢𝗗𝗔𝗬, 𝗠𝗮𝘆 𝟮𝟵𝘁𝗵 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝟯:𝟬𝟬 𝗣𝗠 𝘁𝗼 𝟰:𝟬𝟬 𝗣𝗠 (𝗣𝗦𝗧) / 𝟲:𝟬𝟬𝗽𝗺 𝘁𝗼 𝟳:𝟬𝟬𝗽𝗺 (𝗘𝗧) in celebration of Asian Pacific Heritage Month in May.
𝗦𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗴𝘁𝗵 𝗧𝗵𝗿𝘂 𝗨𝗻𝗶𝘁𝘆 aims to build unity among US Latinos and Asian-Americans. Dialogue is critical during the pandemic which is disproportionately affecting these communities. Please join us for this groundbreaking conversation.
𝗦𝘁𝗿𝗲𝗻𝗴𝘁𝗵 𝗧𝗵𝗿𝘂 𝗨𝗻𝗶𝘁𝘆 will be moderated by Sonali Kolhatkar of KPFK – Pacifica. Panelists include Moctesuma Esparza, legendary filmmaker and activist; Renee Tajima, filmmaker, the Asia-America story on PBS this month and Robert Alvarado, Southwestern novelist.
Strength Thru Unity program:
- Program overview & introductions
- Panel discussion
- Q & A
- The End
PANELISTS: Renee Tajima-Peña – an Academy Award-nominated filmmaker, professor of Asian American Studies at UCLA & series producer of the groundbreaking docu-series Asian Americans. Her previous films include Who Killed Vincent Chin?, My America…or Honk if You Love Buddha & No Más Bebés. Preview – www.pbs.org/video/asian-americans-preview/
Moctesuma Esparza – legendary and Academy Award nominated filmmaker, entertainment executive, entrepreneur and community activist and CEO of Maya Cinemas. He is widely known for producing films including Selena, The Milagro Beanfield War, Gettysburg, and Gods and Generals.
Robert J. Alvarado – Southwestern history novelist and Author of Young Pistolero. Proud of his Hispanic ancestry, Alvarado’s passion for southwestern history radiates into his writing, particularly stories from a Hispanic perspective. Moderated by Sonali Kolhatkar, KPFK host, columnist, journalist, activist, and artist. Sonali is the founder, host, and executive producer of Pacifica’s popular morning drive time program Uprising with Sonali which airs on KPFK and KPFA and also as a TV show on Free Speech TV.
This event is being hosted by the AAPA, Asian Pacific Community Fund (APCF), Innovate Marketing Group, KPFK 90.7 FM, the US Guatemala Chamber of Commerce & LAVA. This event is brought to you by Innovate Marketing Group, Inc. and LAVA.