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East West Players Announces 52nd Anniversary Season

East West Players (EWP), the nation’s longest-running professional theatre of color in the country and the largest producing organization of Asian American artistic work, is pleased to announce its 52nd Anniversary Season, The Company We Keep, which takes place from Fall 2017 … Continue reading

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‘America ReFramed’ Honors #APAHM with New Documentary Films on WORLD Channel

This May, for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM), WORLD Channel’s award-winning series, AMERICA REFRAMED partners with the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM), and Pacific Islanders in Communication (PIC) to celebrate the voices of Asian Pacific Americans with a … Continue reading

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Discrimination Against LGBT People Could Cost Indonesia Almost $12B USD a Year

Discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Indonesians in workplaces, schools, and social opportunities is pervasive and will limit their ability to fully contribute to the Indonesian economy. A new study shows that the cost of discrimination to the … Continue reading

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John Cho and Leslie Mann to host the Academy’s Sci-Tech Awards

Actors John Cho and Leslie Mann will host the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation on Saturday, February 11, at the Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills. They will present 18 awards to 34 individual … Continue reading

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Disneyland Resort Expands 2017 Lunar New Year Celebration to 17 Days, through Feb. 5

Lunar New Year Celebration Presents New ‘Hurry Home’ Presentation, Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese Food and Entertainment, plus Disney Magic at Disney California Adventure Park Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Mulan and Mushu will join guests for a bigger-than-ever Lunar New Year … Continue reading

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“What Role Can We Play in Fighting Hate Online?” L.A. Event from the ADL Asian Jewish Initiative and NextGen Community

The community is invited to a discussion on “What role can we play in fighting hate online?” sponsored by the Anti-Defamation League’s Asian Jewish Initiative and NextGen Community on Wednesday, February 15, at Google, 340 Main St. in Venice, at … Continue reading

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‘Fresh Off the Boat’ Returns for Season 3

The Huang family returns to Tuesday nights beginning October 11 at 9:00 with Fresh Off the Boat’s season 3 premiere, “Coming From America.”  The show picks up where season 2 left off (in “Bring the Pain“), with Louis feuding with his … Continue reading

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September is Suicide Prevention Month; “Together Not Alone” PSA #IFEELALIVE

#IFEELALIVE is a national awareness campaign launched on the Love and Discovery blog in support of Suicide Prevention Month in September. Suicide was the 8th leading cause of death for Asian-Americans, whereas it was the 11th leading cause of death … Continue reading

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Elaine Quijano of CBS News to moderate vice presidential debate

Excerpted from CBS News: CBSN anchor and CBS News correspondent Elaine Quijano has been named the moderator of the 2016 vice presidential debate, the nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates announced today. Quijano will be the first anchor of a digital … Continue reading

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15th Cycle of Visual Communications’ Armed With a Camera (AWC) is Accepting Applications

Visual Communications is now accepting applications for its prestigious Armed With a Camera Fellowship! In its 15th cycle, the Armed With a Camera (AWC) fellowship has helped over 120 emerging filmmakers to launch careers and give voice to their Asian Pacific American heritage and communities. … Continue reading

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East West Players Announces Snehal Desai As Its New Artistic Director

East West Players (EWP), the nation’s longest-running professional theatre of color in the country and the largest producing organization of Asian American artistic work for the stage, announces Snehal Desai, as the organization’s fourth Artistic Director, following an extensive nationwide … Continue reading

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Zuckerberg Family Wishing Happy Lunar New Year in Chinese

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yo9bArhBGSU The Zuckerberg family wishes everyone Happy Lunary New Year in Chinese. Let’s see if little Max gets to go to a bilingual Chinese-English school and upstage mom and dad with mad Chinese language skills in the future.

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