'Asian Influences: Influencing Change'

May 24, 2010 1:16:37 PM PDT
In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, ABC 7 presents ASIAN INFLUENCES, an Emmy Award-winning program that shines the spotlight on Chicago's Pan-Asian American community. Hosted by Linda Yu, with contributions by Judy Hsu and Ravi Baichwal, the latest ASIAN INFLUENCES edition, "Influencing Change," airs Saturday, May 22 at 6:30 pm. An encore performance will air Sunday, May 23 at 4:30 PM.ASIAN INFLUENCES: "Influencing Change," explores the "Model Minority Myth," the perception that all Asian Americans are all well educated and financially stable. In addition, community leaders will talk about the impact of this perception as it relates to the 2010 Census and current redistricting legislation.

Bernie Wong, president of the Chinese American Service League; Rebecca Yemin Shi, community organizer, Coalition for a Better Chinese American Community; Sik Son, executive director, Korean American Resource Center; Sunny Gabhawala, president, Federation of Indian Associations and Ami Gandhi, legal director for the Asian American Institute will give their insights on how they plan to chart a new course for the Asian community in Chicago.

In addition, ASIAN INFLUENCES: "Influencing Change," will highlight the work of the Zhou Brothers, internationally renowned artists who have crossed the cultural divide with an art gallery in Bridgeport.

ASIAN INFLUENCES: "Influencing Change" will be available on-demand at abc7chicago.com. Edgar Vargas and Rubye Wilson are the producers of ASIAN INFLUENCES: "Influencing Change."

Organizations featured:

Asian American Institute
4753 N. Broadway Street
Suite 904
Chicago, Illinois 60640
(773) 271-0899

Chinese American Service League
2141 S. Tan Court
Chicago, Illinois 60616
(3120 791-0418

Korean American Resource & Cultural Center
6146 N. Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60659
(773)588-9158

Indian American Medical Association's Charitable Foundation
2645 W. Peterson
Chicago, Illinois 60659
(773) 275-8630


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