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Dawn of a New Day: Asian American Women Who Are Changing Media

“DAWN OF A NEW DAY: ASIAN AMERICAN WOMEN WHO ARE CHANGING MEDIA,” is a panel of Asian American women in film/tv/media that promotes social change with their work. This panel of fierce female leaders, storytellers, and activists who have challenged a predominantly male-dominated industry will be moderated by Ada Tseng of LA Times. Panelists include Actress Tess Paras, writer Fawzia Mirza, performance artist Kristina Wong, and director Grace Lee.

October 17, 2019 6:00pm to 8:00pm

UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs is partnering with the UCLA Asian American Studies Center, Ethno Communications, and Asian American Studies Department along with the Japanese American National Museum and the nonprofit media arts organization, Visual Communications (VC), for this event as part of the Meyer and Renee Luskin Lecture Series.

* This is also the closing program for the exhibit AT FIRST LIGHT at the Japanese American National Museum (JANM), organized by VC and JANM to encapsulate the quest to present more authentic portrayals of Asian American communities.  AT FIRST LIGHT charts the development of an Asian American “movement” as captured by the images made by the founders and core staff members of Visual Communications.  The panelists of DAWN OF A NEW DAY will show how this movement has evolved and continues to change the face of media.

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