model minority panel discussion in los angeles

If you're in Los Angeles, here's info about an interesting panel discussion happening next week about Asian Americans and the model minority myth. Did you know that Asian Americans are among the most impoverished communities in Los Angeles? Get the facts.

The panel will include Wendy Chang of Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy, Stewart Kwoh of APALC, and Marshall Wong of API Equality-LA, and moderated by Lina Paredes of the Liberty Hill Foundation. Here are the details:

Asian Americans are among the most impoverished
communities in Los Angeles. Get the facts.
Find out how your giving can change lives.

Asians have long been considered the "Model Minority."
We'll dispel the myth.

Find out about activism addressing social injustice.
Learn about giving trends among various generations.
Understand the importance of philanthropic work.

Thursday, March 19, 2009
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
L.A. Music Center/Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
135 N. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Featured Panelists:
Wendy Chang, Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy
Stewart Kwoh, Asian Pacific American Legal Center
Marshall Wong, API Equality-LA

Moderated by:
Lina Paredes, Liberty Hill Foundation

RSVP by March 13 to Sunshine: 310.453.3611 x115

Self-parking is $8

This event is co-sponsored by
Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy
They make it pretty clear that the "model minority" is indeed a myth -- and they will be dispelling it. Looks like it's going to be a really interesting, provocative discussion, with information on how you can be part of creating change in the community. For more information about the event, go here.

angry archive