Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Commemorate AAPI Heritage Month with NJPAC's film screening + panel on May 6!


A message from NJPAC's Community Engagement Team.


Mon, May 6
Film screening @ 6PM
Panel conversation @ 7:15 – 8:30PM

Chase Room
1 Center Street
Newark, NJ

In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Standing in Solidarity focuses on the Asian American experience.

The event includes a screening of the award-winning documentary Far East Deep South, the PSEG True Diversity Film selection, about a Chinese American family’s search for their roots and the discovery of an immigrant community in the South in the wake of the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882.

Also revealed in the film is how the Chinese American settlers developed a symbiotic relationship with their Black neighbors during the Jim Crow era and bridged racial and ethnic divides in tumultuous times.

This event is a co-production of NJPAC and the New Jersey Chapter of Ascend, the largest global network advancing Pan-Asian professionals in the workplace and corporate boardrooms.

Our panel conversation will be moderated by Michael K. Hyun, Vice President Procurement & Deputy General Counsel, PSEG.

Our panelists include:

Baldwin Chiu, Producer of Far East Deep South and co-founder of Giant Flashlight Mediam

Jack Tchen, Inaugural Clement A. Price Chair of Public History & Humanities at Rutgers University–Newark and Director of the Clement Price Institute on Ethnicity, Culture & the Modern Experience

Jennifer Rasing, Research Scientist and Leader of the Pan Asian Network (PAN) People & Business Resource group at Bristol Myers Squibb

Professor Linda Carter McDonald Esq., Member of the Association of Black Women Lawyers of New Jersey

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Generous support provided by ADP, official Community Engagement Partner of NJPAC, and PSEG Foundation
Additional support provided by Verizon

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