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Beyond the Bad and the Ugly: FIRST-EVER ASIAN AMERICAN SUMMIT ON STEREOTYPES

Venue: Japanese American National Museum
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Los Angeles, CA 90012 United States
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Add to Calendar 03/23/2013 09:00 AM 03/23/2013 08:00 PM America/New_York Beyond the Bad and the Ugly: FIRST-EVER ASIAN AMERICAN SUMMIT ON STEREOTYPES More detail: http://apa.nyu.edu/event/beyond-the-bad-and-the-ugly/ Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, CA, 90012
Beyond-the-Bad-and-the-Ugly-BlackThe first-ever Asian American summit on stereotypes, Beyond the Bad and the Ugly, brings together artists, academics, advocates, and critics for a candid discussion of negative and distorted images of Asians in U.S. popular culture — and how to address, erase, or subvert them. A working summit schedule is below, please check back or on Facebook for updates.

Working Schedule: ADDITIONAL PROGRAMMING IN PROGRESS 

9:30-10:00AM (and through day): REGISTRATION

10:00AM: BRIEF WELCOME: Dr. Greg Kimura; Jeff Yang

10:00-11:00AM: Opening Plenary: IS THIS STEREOTYPE REALLY NECESSARY? 

[moderator] Keith Chow, editor at large, SHATTERED; Parvesh Cheena, actor, NBC’s OUTSOURCED; Beau Sia, poet, author, THE UNDISPUTED GREATEST WRITER OF ALL TIME; Andrew Ti, blogger, YO IS THIS RACIST?; J.T. Tran, love consultant and LA Weekly columnist; Jen Wang, blogger, DISGRASIAN; Gene Yang, graphic novelist, AMERICAN BORN CHINESE and LEVEL UP

11:00AM-12:00PM: Keynote Conversation: ORIENTATIONS

Professor Jack Tchen, author, New York before Chinatown: Orientalism and the Shaping of American Culture, 1776-1882; William F. Wu, author, The Yellow Peril: Chinese-Americans in American Fiction, 1850-1940; Jack Shaheen, author, Reel Bad Arabs; former CBS News Middle East consultant and Professor Emeritus of Mass Communications from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville

12:00-1:00PM: Keynote Conversation: SEXTYPES 

Jeff Yang, columnist, Wall Street Journal Online, editor-in-chief, SHATTERED; Keni Styles, adult film star; Helie Lee, director, MACHO LIKE ME, documentary on six months as a man

1:00-2:00PM Lunch Break

2:00-3:00PM Breakouts A: “What We Teach and Show” 

TAMING TIGERS: GETTING BEYOND STEREOTYPES IN PARENTING AND EDUCATION 

[moderator] Daren Mooko, associate dean of students, Pomona College; Julie Kang, blogger, Geisha School Dropout; Cynthia Liu, cofounder, K-12 News Network; Koji Stephen Sakai, blogger, 8Asians; director, CHINK; Jason Sperber, cofounder, Rice Daddies; Paula Yoo, author, GOOD ENOUGH; producer, EUREKA

SCREEN ADJUSTMENTS: GETTING BEYOND STEREOTYPES IN MEDIA 

[moderator] Jocelyn Wang, blogger, 8Asians; Stephen Dypiangco, National Film Society; Patrick Epino, National Film Society; Brian Huartistic director, Pacific Arts Movement (organizers of the SDAAFF); Jerry Ma, art director, SHATTERED; Jude Narita, theater artist and activist, FROM THE HEART; Steve Nguyen, Channel APA

3:00-4:00PM Breakouts B: What We Do and Say 

MOVE THIS: CAMPAIGNS THAT WORK 

[moderator] Lisa Leeblogger, Thick Dumpling Skin; diversity program manager, Facebook; 18 Million Rising (Jenn Pae/Cynthia Brothers); Eileen Chow, Visiting Associate Professor, Duke University; Generations of War (Traci Akemi Kato-Kiriyama, founder, Tuesday Night Café); Racebending (Michael Le)

THE POLITICS OF PERCEPTION

[moderator] Ling Woo Liuexecutive director of the Fred Korematsu Institute; Linda AkutagawaPresident & CEO, Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics; Tanzila Ahmedvoter engagement manager at Asian Pacific American Legal Center; Jay ChenHacienda Heights school board member, congressional candidate

4:00-5:00PM Special Panel A: WHEN IS IT OKAY TO LAUGH? Ethnic Humor that Works

[moderator] Jenny Yang, comedian, organizer, DIS/ORIENT/ED comedy tour; D’Lo; Kiran Deol, director and comedian; Andrew Fung (The Fung Brothers); David Fung (The Fung Brothers); Joe Luu, comedian; Greg Watanabe (18 Mighty Mountain Warriors)

Special Panel: MAN BITES DOG—How Stereotypes Shape the News 

[moderator] Richard Lui, anchor, MSNBC; Leslie Berestein Rojas, Immigration and Emerging Communities reporter, Southern California Public Radio; Mei Fong, Pulitzer Prize winning former reporter, Wall Street Journal; Wendy Lee, Business Reporter, Southern California Public Radio; Andrew Lih,associate professor, USC Annenberg School of Communications

[COPRESENTED BY THE ASIAN AMERICAN JOURNALISTS ASSOCIATION–LOS ANGELES CHAPTER]

5:00-6:00PM Closing Plenary: CHANGING THE GAME 

[moderator] Oliver Wang, cultural critic, Assistant Professor of Sociology, CSU-Long Beach; Christopher Chen, producer, LINSANITY; Jay Caspian Kangeditor, Grantland; author, THE DEAD DO NOT IMPROVE; Ted Kim, EVP, CJ Entertainment America;Deepa Jeevahead of production, YOMYOMF Network; Mike Le,creator and executive producer, K-TOWN; Benson Lee, director, PLANET B-BOY; BATTLE OF THE YEAR: DREAM TEAM; Parry Shenactor, BETTER LUCK TOMORROW; managing editor, SHATTERED

6:00-6:30PM “ALL IN”: CLOSING Q&A/ROUNDTABLE 

6:30-8:30PM to closing

SHATTERED: The Asian American Comics Anthology Reception
(open to all attendees and others by invitation)

 

Beyond the Bad and the Ugly is co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU.