Today: Perspectives from the Pacific, Separating the Umbrella 'Asian American Pacific Islander'
A CAAMFest virtual panel co-presented by A-Doc and Pacific Islanders in Communications
‘Perspectives from the Pacific’ is a conversation about separating the Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander community from Asians and Asian Americans and separating the umbrella term “Asian American Pacific Islander” or “AAPI” happening today, May 11, at 4:00 p.m. Pacific.
From the event listing: What’s in a name? For people, it's a way we identify ourselves, who we are, and where we come from. It’s a way we tell others how we want to be seen. It’s also a way for us to take back power.
Join filmmakers, community, and arts leaders in conversation tackling the significance of separating the Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander community from Asians and Asian Americans and separating the umbrella term Asian American Pacific Islander or AAPI.
Naming and distinguishing the Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander people is a positive step towards acknowledging the difference but there is still a long way to go for equal representation and visibility of the Pacific Islander perspective.
Panelists will discuss how both communities may work together to support and uplift one another to advocate for a more authentic representation for all. This program is co-presented by A-Doc and Pacific Islanders in Communications.
Alika Tengan, Director, Everyday in Kaimukī
Ciara Lacy, Director, This is the Way We Rise
Tad Nakamura, Director, Mele Murals
Tavae Samuelu, Executive Director, Empowering Pacific Islander Communities (EPIC)
Cheryl Hirasa, Interim Executive Director, Pacific Islanders in Communications (PIC)
40th Anniversary CAAMFest
May 12-22, 2022 | San Francisco
This year, CAAMFest celebrates its 40th anniversary by welcoming a new festival director, with a peek of what’s to come. To finally return to the theater and be together means everything right now, which is why we are inviting everyone to come to our Opening Night film, FREE CHOL SOO LEE, at the Castro Theatre, completely on us. https://caamfest.com/40