Thursday, May 20, 2010

June 1 event: Changing Media Images of Asian Americans

Join OCA-OC and MANAA for an evening with famous Asian American actors discussing their experiences in Hollywood and their efforts to change the way mainstream media portrays Asian Americans.

Date: June 1, 2010
Time: 6pm (Registration and Networking)
7pm (Panel Discussion Program)
Location: University Club, UC Irvine
801 East Peltason Dr., Irvine CA

Cost: $5 for members, $15 for non-members

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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Screening of Saving Face on May 23

Join API Equality LA for a screening of Saving Face on May 23 1:30pm at Bruggemeyer Library in Monterey Park, 318 S Ramona Ave. Saving Face (2004, 96 min) is about a Chinese-American lesbian and her traditionalist mother who are reluctant to go public with secret loves that clash against cultural expectations.

**Ming-Yuen S. Ma, Associate Professor in Media Studies at Pitzer College in Claremont;
**Tim Dang, Producing artistic director of East West Players, “the nation’s pre-eminent Asian American theater troupe”;
**Noel Alumit, Los Angeles Times best-selling author of Letters to Montgomery Clift and Talking To the Moon

The panelists will be addressing issues of Asian Pacific Islanders in cinema and gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people in the Asian Pacific Islander community.

Free popcorn and kuri manju at the screening and discussion!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Saving face can't make you safe. Talk about HIV.

We recently heard from The Banyan Project about their new campaign, "Saving face can't make you safe. Talk about HIV." In honor of National Asian and Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, we wanted to take this opportunity to share their public service announcement and some facts about the threat of HIV/AIDS in Asian American communities.


  • 1 in 3 Asians & Pacific Islanders living with HIV don’t know it
  • Over two-thirds of Asians and over half of Pacific Islanders have never been tested for HIV
  • Between 2001 and 2004, Asian and Pacific Islander men had the largest percentage increase in new HIV infections, more than any other racial and ethnic group
  • Between 2001 and 2006, the number of new HIV infections among young gay and bisexual Asian and Pacific Islander men more than doubled
To learn more about this project, please join the conversation at