Thursday, January 29, 2009

Buy tickets for Kollaboration, support MANAA!

Every ticket you buy through this link helps to support your favorite Asian American media advocacy organization, MANAA! This year's lineup at Kollaboration is AMAZING, with performances by Jo Koy from Comedy Central, Kaba Modern and Fanny Pak from America's Best Dance Crew, and a brilliant lineup of competitors. Judges include James Kyson Lee from Heroes and Moon Bloodgood from Terminator 4.

Kollaboration is an annual event and movement created by a small group of professional young Asian Americans, volunteering their time and skills to celebrate the vast talents of their community and hopefully bring them into the mainstream.

It is evident that Asian Americans are often categorized into a certain image. Asian Americans may find it increasingly difficult to get jobs outside the "model minority" or "foreigner" role. Such barriers often result in the lack of Asian Americans in mainstream entertainment industries. Thus, Asian Americans are not only unfairly portrayed but also disproportionately underrepresented in the mainstream media. Our youth are left with few visible role models and a narrowed pool of aspirations.

Through generous sponsorship, Kollaboration endeavors to bring about a paradigm shift of perceptions and to pave the way for future Asian Americans to accomplish their goals and dreams that may be entertainment related.

Date: Saturday, February 21, 2009
Time: 7PM
Venue: Shrine Auditorium
665 W Jefferson Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90007-3626

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