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Ways to celebrate AAPI Heritage Month from home

From East West Players

Celebrations will be held all May to recognize Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month with many of these available for free from the comfort of your own home.

Starting Sunday at 6:30 Pacific/9:30 Eastern, the East West Players will present Crazy Talented Asians live on its Facebook page.

The showcase of young Asian American talent will feature more than a dozen young stars including Ella Jay Basco (Birds of Prey), Nayah Damasen (Grey’s Anatomy), Lucian Perez (WW84), Delphine Huang (Mulan 2020), Leela Ladnier (Mira, Royal Detective) and more.

Musician AJ Rafael and production company iStage Entertainment are producing the event with the theatre company.

On Thursday at 6pm Pacific/9 Eastern, you can Rock Against Hate with more than a dozen of musicians and celebrities. The free virtual night of art and activism is a benefit for Stop AAPI Hate and is produced by AsAmNews, The Slants Foundation and Asian American Movies.

Performers will include The Slants, VMA award winner Johnny Lee and the Hotel Lobby, Dan Aka Dan, Priska, Jason Chu, Alan Z and The Linda Lindas.

There will also be special appearances from Lea Salonga, Daniel Wu, Tamlyn Tomita, and Bee Vang. Hudson Yang, Amy Hill, Nadia Hatta and Simon Tam will serve as emcees for the two hour event.

If you’d like to attend, you can RSVP here.

One of the largest offerings of Asian American films happens each year during CAAMFEST. The Center for Asian American Media will present more than 100 films and events with most of the films available virtually.

The festival opens with Debbie Lum’s Try Harder and closes with Folx Dance Party with HP Mendoza.

Also joining the festival this year are Margaret Cho and Evan Jackson Leong.

AsAmNews is a proud media partner of CAAMFest.

The Committee of 100 is holding its annual conference virtually this year with two evenings of panels and lectures about US-China relations. As concern about China grows in political circles here in the United States, how will the situation change or remain the same under the Biden administration and what will this mean to Chinese Americans and Asian Americans in the United States.

You can register for the virtual conference here.

PBS will be streaming and airing Asian American Pacific Islander movies all month long. From Amy Tan’s Unintended Memoir, to Far East Deep South to Anik Khan: Street Level, nearly two dozen films will be presented.

Fox’s free streaming service Tubi has put together a line up of some 20 Asian American movies including Go Back to China, I Will Make you Mind, and Miss India America. You can check out the full slate of offerings her.

Finally have you checked out AsAmNews’s new guide to resources for the Asian American Pacific Islander Community. The list includes help available for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders nationwide with a special breakdown for each of the 20 states with the largest AAPI populations.

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