KQED Celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with KQED at these upcoming community events and screenings. Watch videos and listen to audio celebrating the stories and contributions of Asian Pacific Americans.

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Anna May Wong KQED LOCAL HERO AWARDS CEREMONY AND
FILM SCREENING OF ANNA MAY WONG: IN HER OWN WORDS

Anna May Wong (1905-1961) was the first Chinese American movie star. She grew up in Los Angeles, daughter of a laundryman. She first starred, at age 17, in Toll of the Sea, a silent version of Madame Butterfly. Her best-remembered film is Shanghai Express with Marlene Dietrich.

She made dozens of films in Hollywood, London and Berlin. She was glamorous; photographers flocked to take her portrait. She was worldly and articulate, with friends like Carl van Vechten, Evelyn Waugh and Paul Robeson. Yet she spent most of her career typecast either as a painted doll or a scheming Dragon Lady.

Wed, May 21, 2014, at 6-8:30pm
KQED, 2601 Mariposa Street, San Francisco

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Mr. Cao Goes To Washington ASIAN AMERICAN IN SILICON VALLEY

Grab a drink and some snacks and join KQED and Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI) for an evening of film and conversation! Discuss the rise of Asian Americans in Silicon Valley politics and watch clips from the films Patsy Mink: Ahead of the Majority and Mr. Cao Goes to Washington.

Thu, May 29, 2014, at 6:30-8:30pm
The Black Bird Tavern, 200 S. First Street, San Jose

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LOCAL HEROES

KQED and Union Bank are proud to honor local heroes doing outstanding work in the Asian American community.

Dr. Royce Lin Dr. Royce Lin
Dr. Royce Lin is a physician specialist with the San Francisco Department of Public Health, serving low-income and at-risk clients at Tom Waddell Urban Health Center, San Francisco General Hospital, and the Asian and Pacific Islander Wellness Center. In his clinical work, Dr. Lin focuses on HIV care delivery to vulnerable populations, particularly patients who are multiply affected by homelessness and/or marginal housing, mental illness, addiction and social marginalization due to sexual orientation, gender identity, race, socioeconomic status, immigration status and other social factors.
Nancy Chang Nancy L. Chang
Nancy L. Chang is the executive director and co-founder of Asian Network Pacific Home Care and Hospice, which provides culturally sensitive end-of-life care and home health to the Asian community in the greater Bay Area. A graduate of UCSF with a master’s as an adult nurse practitioner, Nancy recognized a great need for access to health care within the Asian community. Through the vision of Nancy and her co-founders, Asian Network Pacific Home Care and Hospice is proud to have served thousands of patients over the last two decades.

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THIS IS US PROFILES

With this playlist, you can watch Asian Pacific American Heritage Month 18 videos from KQED’s This is Us, profiling remarkable, barrier-breaking individuals who have influenced that Bay Area and beyond.

Click on the “Playlist” button to get access to all of the videos.

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WATCH A STORYCORPS ANIMATED SHORT: NO MORE QUESTIONS!

Kay Wang was a strong-willed grandmother who was reluctantly taken to a StoryCorps booth by her son and granddaughter. Though Kay resisted, she still had stories to tell—from disobeying her mother and rebuffing suitors while growing up in China to late-life adventures as a detective for Bloomingdale’s department store. Kay passed away just weeks after that interview, and her son and granddaughter returned to StoryCorps to remember her gentler side, which she kept to herself.

http://storycorps.org/animation/no-more-questions/

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PBS APA Month

EXPLORE FULL LENGTH FEATURES ON ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN THEATRES ON PBS.ORG.

  • Finding Your Roots uncovers scrolls that have recorded 8 generations of Sanjay Gupta’s father’s line
  • Dances of LifePolynesian dance speaks to the past, present, and future
  • FRONTLINE: A look into the lives of nine young Chinese coming of age in a fast-changing society.

http://www.pbs.org/special/asian-american-and-pacific-islander-heritage-month/

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To learn more about KQED’s Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Local Hero program, please visit http://www.kqed.org/community/heritage/asianpacific/.