AAPI Events

  • Wednesday, October 06, 2021 at 12:00 PM Berlin Time · 3 rsvps
    zoom in Stuttgart, Germany

    Bystander Training Event hosted by AAPI Caucus Germany

    2020 saw an uptick in anti-AAPI hate crimes across the United States…

    It‘s time to do something! Join the DA Germany AAPI Caucus as we attend bystander intervention training from the Asian Americans Advancing Justice Chicago and Hollaback. Pick a time for the training that best suits you and then join us for a follow-up discussion.

    Saehee will join the session on Sept. 23rd at 7:30pm CET and Wy Ming will join the session on Sept. 28 at 10pm CET. Other times can be found
    on their website: https://www.advancingjustice-chicago.org/what-we-do/bystanderintervention-trainings/


    RSVP for discussion zoom info.

  • Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at 07:30 PM Berlin Time
    Zoom

    Breaking Ground: Discussion of PBS Documentary “Asian Americans”

    Join us for the first of a series of discussions about the PBS documentary “Asian Americans”. Attendees should watch the first episode prior to the discussion (details on where to view it are below). During the event, we will share clips from the episode and discuss thoughts and ideas we had while watching. 

    As described on the official website: Asian Americans is a five-hour film series that delivers a bold, fresh perspective on a history that matters today, more than ever. As America becomes more diverse, and more divided, while facing unimaginable challenges, how do we move forward together? Told through intimate and personal lives, the series will cast a new lens on U.S. history and the ongoing role that Asian Americans have played in shaping the nation’s story.

    In the first episode, focus is placed on the arrival of immigrants from Asia and what challenges they faced in the U.S.: In an era of exclusion and U.S. empire, new immigrants arrive from China, India, Japan, the Philippines and beyond. Barred by anti-Asian laws they become America’s first “undocumented immigrants,” yet they build railroads, dazzle on the silver screen, and take their fight for equality to the U.S. Supreme Court.

    We hope you will be able to join us for this discussion - all are welcome. This is the first of a series of events, so check back for future dates when we discuss the other episodes.

    Berlin, Germany 7:30pm
    London, UK 6:30pm
    Washington, D.C. 1:30pm
    Vancouver, Canada 10:30am

    How to watch “Asian Americans”:

    • The documentary is available on the PBS website, but will require using a VPN to stream the episodes.
    • It is also available on Amazon, but through the U.S. site.

    Upcoming discussions:

  • Sunday, November 14, 2021 at 06:00 PM Seoul Time
    Zoom

    A Question of Loyalty: Discussion of PBS Documentary “Asian Americans”

    Join us for the second of a series of discussions about the PBS documentary “Asian Americans”. Attendees should watch the second episode prior to the discussion (details on where to view it are below). During the event, we will share clips from the episode and discuss thoughts and ideas we had while watching. 

    As described on the official website: Asian Americans is a five-hour film series that delivers a bold, fresh perspective on a history that matters today, more than ever. As America becomes more diverse, and more divided, while facing unimaginable challenges, how do we move forward together? Told through intimate and personal lives, the series will cast a new lens on U.S. history and the ongoing role that Asian Americans have played in shaping the nation’s story.

    For the second episode, the documentary looks at the challenges of dealing with identifying with being born in the U.S. and the identity of one's parents: An American-born generation straddles their country of birth and their parents’ homelands in Japan and Korea. Those loyalties are tested during World War II, when families are imprisoned in detention camps, and brothers find themselves on opposite sides of the battle lines.

    We hope you will be able to join us for this discussion - all are welcome. This is the second of a series of events, so check back for future dates when we discuss the other episodes.

    Sydney, Australia 8:00pm
    Seoul, South Korea 6:00pm
    Delhi, India 2:30pm
    Berlin, Germany 10:00am

    How to watch “Asian Americans”:

    • The documentary is available on the PBS website, but will require using a VPN to stream the episodes.
    • It is also available on Amazon, but through the U.S. site.

    Upcoming discussions:

  • Wednesday, December 08, 2021 at 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
    Zoom

    Good Americans: Discussion of PBS Documentary “Asian Americans”

    Join us for the third of a series of discussions about the PBS documentary “Asian Americans”. Attendees should watch the third episode prior to the discussion (details on where to view it are below). During the event, we will share clips from the episode and discuss thoughts and ideas we had while watching. 

    As described on the official website: Asian Americans is a five-hour film series that delivers a bold, fresh perspective on a history that matters today, more than ever. As America becomes more diverse, and more divided, while facing unimaginable challenges, how do we move forward together? Told through intimate and personal lives, the series will cast a new lens on U.S. history and the ongoing role that Asian Americans have played in shaping the nation’s story.

    For the third episode, the documentary focuses on life during the Cold War: During the Cold War years, Asian Americans are simultaneously heralded as a Model Minority, and targeted as the perpetual foreigner. It is also a time of bold ambition, as Asian Americans aspire for the first time to national political office and a coming culture-quake simmers beneath the surface.

    We hope you will be able to join us for this discussion - all are welcome. This is the second of a series of events, so check back for future dates when we discuss the other episodes.

    Washington, D.C. 7:00pm, Wednesday, December 8th
    Vancouver, Canada 4:00pm, Wednesday, December 8th
    Sydney, Australia 11:00am, Thursday, December 9th
    Singapore, Singapore 8:00am, Thursday, December 9th

    How to watch “Asian Americans”:

    • The documentary is available on the PBS website, but will require using a VPN to stream the episodes.
    • It is also available on Amazon, but through the U.S. site.