Congrats to TACT's scholarship class of 2020!
Click here to read all about them.
Click here to see a video message to their scholarship sponsors.
The 2020 scholarship committee was chaired by Matthew Allen and its members included Cynthia Cen, Serena Chan, May Choi, Helen Joe-Lew, Bob Jow, John Kuang, Mei Kwan, George Lai, Allyson Lam, Lydia Ma, Lauren Marshman, Selina Mok, Janet Tse, and Anita Wu.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we decided to skip in-person interviews and introductions this year, but read all about them and their scholarships at the links above!
ASIAN AMERICANS Premieres Monday Night! // Digital Town Hall: Asian Americans in the Time of Covid-19
Asian Americans premieres Monday, May 11, 2020 at 8PM on PBS and you can watch all 5 episodes Monday and Tuesday! See the episode guide at this link or below.
Also, in connection with the series, the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM), WETA, and Asian American community leaders hosted 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. Watch it here.
Episodes 1 and 2: Monday, May 11th, 8pm to 10pm
Episodes 3 through 5: Tuesday, May 12th, 8pm to 11pm
A little over 15 years later, Alice Wu is back with her second film, The Half of It, released May 1 on Netflix. Like her first, the movie features a queer Chinese American protagonist. This time, though, the character is a high schooler, Ellie Chu, who lives in the fictional, very white town of Squahamish with her immigrant father. She's in love with a girl named Aster Flores, but instead of pursuing her own feelings, opts to help a boy woo Aster via love letters and text messages. Over the course of the movie, Ellie and Paul become close friends and teen hearts get broken—a classic teenage rom-com, but with an LGBTQ twist.
Asian Americans is a five-hour film series that delivers a bold, fresh perspective on a history that matters today, more than ever. As America becomes more diverse, and more divided while facing unimaginable challenges, how do we move forward together? Told through intimate personal stories, the series will cast a new lens on U.S. history and the ongoing role that Asian Americans have played.
Premieres May 11 & 12, 2020 on KQED and PBS SoCal
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