Please join us in discussing how to improve media depictions of Asian Americans. Agenda items include:

  • Warner Brothers’ upcoming film Cloud Atlas featuring yellowface, whiteface, and blackface!
  • MANAA’s involvement in educating the La Jolla Playhouse on their white-washed production of The Nightingale.
  • Asian Pacific American Media Coalition’s Quarterly meeting with NBC.
  • Upcoming remake of Red Dawn with North Korea invading Washington state.

Mark your calendars (September 15 @Torrance Library and September 29 @ Japanese American National Museum) to attend two events MANAA is sponsoring for award-winning author/poet Frances Kakugawa (who’s written past books on caregiving for those with Alzheimer’s) and her humorous and sobering book Kapoho: Memoirs of a Modern Pompeii about growing up in the small town in Hawaii (later covered by lava) while battling wartime prejudice against Japanese Americans and the limitations of her pidgin English culture. To read an interview with her, click here: To read excerpts from the book, click here: Please RSVP if you’re interested in coming. We’re trying to reach ex-Hawaii residents living in Southern California and those caregiving for loved ones, so please help us spread the word.