General Meeting – December 12, 2013

The monthly general meeting is on the second floor meeting room of the Chinatown Public Safety Association. It’s your chance to share your input and thoughts on pressing issues regarding the portrayal of Asian Americans in print, radio, television and movies.

September General Meeting – September 19, 2013

When: September 19, 2013 at 7:30 PM Where: Chinatown Public Safety Association, 823 N. Hill Street (between Alpine and College Streets)

General Meeting – December 13, 2012

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

  • Report on the APA Media Coalition’s annual diversity meeting with Fox
  • APAMC’s annual Report Card grading the top four networks on diversity
  • Television shows and movies featuring Asian Americans

General Meeting – October 18, 2012

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

  • Report on the APA Media Coalition’s annual diversity meeting with CBS, plus our upcoming ones with ABC, NBC, and Fox (if you have concerns about their programs, be sure to tell us!)
  • Report from our pre-screening of Warner Brothers’ upcoming film Cloud Atlas featuring yellowface, whiteface, and blackface!
  • East West Players’ upcoming panel discussion about how to increase the inclusion of Asian Americans in stage productions
  • Upcoming remake of Red Dawn with North Korea invading Washington state.
  • Current TV shows featuring Asian American characters

If you are interested in participating in MANAA but cannot make the monthly meeting, please contact us at letters@manaa.org and indicate your interest in participating in writing letters, reviewing movies, monitoring TV shows, or other kinds of activities. MANAA’s monthly general meeting is on the second floor meeting room of the Chinatown Public Safety Association @823 N. Hill Street. It’s your chance to share your input and thoughts on pressing issues regarding the portrayal of Asian Americans in print, radio, television and movies.

General Meeting – August 16, 2012

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: http://rafu.com/news/2012/08/into-the-next-stage-surviving-prejudice-lava-and-hawaiian-pidgin-english-an-interview-with-frances-kakugawa/ To read excerpts from the book, click here: http://rafu.com/news/2011/12/itns-21/ 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.

General Meeting – June 21, 2012

General Meeting – May 17, 2012

We just passed our 20th anniversary last week! Please help us celebrate as we discuss how to improve media depictions of Asian Americans. Agenda items include:

  • New Fall-TV line-up including the first series starring an Asian American in 4 1/2 years!
  • MANAA featured in “Uploaded” movie premiering at the LA Asian Pacific American Film Festival Wednesday, May 16 at 9:30 p.m.
  • Jay Leno’s insistence on continuing to do jokes about Chinese and Korean people eating dog
  • Bringing in new people into MANAA
  • Watch Derek Mio in tonight’s episode of “House” at 9pm PST
  • Upcoming meeting with CBS producers

General Meeting – March 15, 2012

Please join our discussion on how to improve media depictions of Asian Americans as we near our 20th anniversary. Agenda items include:

  • Syndicated DJs on probation after MANAA complains about their “call in with your most racist Asian jokes” stunt “inspired” by Jeremy Lin
  • MANAA on NBC4 & Kababayan L.A. talking about stereotypes and Jeremy Lin.
  • Heejun Han & Jessica Sanchez, popular contestants on “American Idol”
  • Television shows & movies featuring Asian Americans like Lucy Liu in upcoming Sherlock Holmes, 2 Broke Girls, Celebrity Apprentice with George Takei, and Glee

If you are interested in participating in MANAA but cannot make the monthly meeting, please contact us at letters@manaa.org and indicate your interest in participating in writing letters, reviewing movies, monitoring TV shows, or other kinds of activities.

General Meeting – February 16, 2012

Please join our discussion on how to improve the media depiction of Asian Americans. Agenda items include:

  • The Jeremy Lin phenomenon
  • Controversy over Pete Hoekstra’s Super Bowl ad featuring an Asian woman
  • Heejun Han, contestant on “American Idol”
  • Television shows and movies featuring Asian Americans like The Descendants, 2 Broke Girls, Celebrity Apprentice with George Takei, and Glee

If you are interested in participating in MANAA but cannot make the monthly meeting, please contact us at letters@manaa.org and indicate your interest in participating in writing letters, reviewing movies, monitoring TV shows, or other kinds of activities. MANAA’s monthly general meeting is on the second floor meeting room of the Chinatown Public Safety Association @823 N. Hill Street. It’s your chance to share your input and thoughts on pressing issues regarding the portrayal of Asian Americans in print, radio, television and movies.

General Meeting – January 19, 2012

MANAA’s next General Meeting is Thursday, January 19th starting at 7:30 PM. Start off the New Year right by joining the discussion about how to improve the media depiction of Asian Americans at MANAA’s first general meeting of 2012. Agenda items include:

  • Results of MANAA’s meeting with CBS over “Hawaii Five-0” not reflecting the 50th state or its people
  • The Asian Pacific American Advisory Council’s response to Comcast’s firing of Michael Chen, President of the Strategic Initiatives Group & Education Nation
  • Television shows and movies featuring Asian Americans like The Descendants, 2 Broke Girls, and Glee

See notice below for Spring (they’ll also need some for the Summer) interns for Fox and contact us if you have any interested candidates. By the way, if you’re interested in writing movie reviews for MANAA’s website, please let us know. MANAA’s monthly general meeting is on the second floor meeting room of the Chinatown Public Safety Association @823 N. Hill Street. It’s your chance to share your input and thoughts on pressing issues regarding the portrayal of Asian Americans in print, radio, television and movies.


From Fox: Audience Strategy is currently working to staff the department with two (2) spring interns (from January through May) and we would like to invite you to assist in our search by providing your top referrals. Ideally, we would like to hire one undergrad and one grad student during the spring semester. For your reference, the following is a list of responsibilities and requirements Audience Strategy is currently searching for: Responsibilities:

  • Aid executive team in research tasks.
  • Engage in strategic thought and brainstorming.
  • Assist on campaigns to develop and maintain strong relationships with Media Coalitions and partners.
  • Provide broad ranging support for executives.
  • Help define and develop new initiatives.
  • Assist, VP or Strategic Partnerships and VP of Community Engagement with special projects/events.

Requirements:

  • Applicant must be a current student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program.
  • Applicant must be available to work 12–20 hours per week.
  • Applicant must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and a high level of computer competency.
  • Applicant should be self-motivated, organized, willing to assist with projects of various scales and able to efficiently balance multiple priorities at once.
  • Applicant must have a strong desire to make a difference, a passion for the mission and a positive attitude.
  • Applicant must be able to provide their own housing and transportation.

Best regards, Audience Strategy