Asian Americans Documentary Preview

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May 7, 2020
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Welcome

Join WUCF, your Central Florida PBS station, for a virtual preview of the new groundbreaking PBS documentary series, ASIAN AMERICANS, which explores the impact of this group on our country’s past, present, and future through individual lives and personal histories.

ASIAN AMERICANS is a five-hour film series that will chronicle the contributions, and challenges of Asian Americans, the fastest growing ethnic group in America. The series examines the significant role of Asian Americans in shaping American history and identity, from the first wave of Asian immigrants in the 1850s and identity politics during the social and cultural turmoil of the twentieth century to modern refugee crises in a globally connected world. Personal histories and new academic research cast a fresh lens on U.S. history and the role Asian Americans have played in it. The series premieres on May 11 and 12. Learn more about the series at wucf.org.

Major funding for ASIAN AMERICANS is provided by Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB); Wallace H. Coulter Foundation; Public Broadcasting Service (PBS); Ford Foundation/Just Films; National Endowment for the Humanities; The Freeman Foundation; The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations; Carnegie Corporation of New York; Kay Family Foundation; Long Family Foundation; Spring Wang and California Humanities.

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Asian American documentary screening

90 minutes

Moderator

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    Shiyana Valentine

    Shiyana Valentine is the Education & Community Engagement Manager for WUCF and manages the growth of WUCF’s presence in the community. This documentary hits close to home as she hails from Sri Lanka originally, and spent her formative years there and in Hong-Kong before moving to the US with her family and becoming a naturalized citizen.

Participants

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    Usha Tewari

    Panelist

    Usha Tewari is a first generation Indian-American born and raised in Orlando. She works full-time and is a caregiver to her mother who is diagnosed with Alzheimer's/Dementia. In her spare time, Usha devotes herself to advancing Alzheimer's/Dementia awareness at the grassroots level in her community as well as Tallahassee and Washington DC. She serves as an Alzheimer's Ambassador for Congresswoman Demings, and is Co-Chair for the 2020 Greater Walk to End Alzheimer's with Mr. Yog Melwani. Last year, Usha was Orlando Magazine's "Orlando's Women of the Year" for her advocacy efforts.

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    Marianne Vitale

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    Marianne Vitale is an Events/Programs Planner with the Orange County Library System (OCLS). Marianne has worked for OCLS for over 10 years. She schedules events for all 16 OCLS locations.

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    Jennifer Cook

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