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.
December 08, 2021 at 7:00pm - 8pm Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Asian American & Pacific Islander Caucus ·

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