June 8, 2017 all-day
Museum of Chinese in America
Chancellor’s Day Professional Development Workshop- Role Call: Asian American Visibility on Stage and Screen
Thursday, June 8, 2017
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Tickets (include museum admission): $20/adult. Coffee and lunch provided.
With the rise of #OscarsSoWhite and demand for more diverse casting, the call for visibility of Asian Americans in television and film has garnered mainstream attention. What brought us to this moment, and how can we undo the damage of decades of erasure? This workshop will unpack longstanding tropes and stereotypes used to typecast Asian Americans in the media. We’ll also explore the progress (and missteps) of contemporary efforts to diversify the big and small screens. How can we-and our students-be critical consumers of media, even when that media is “only” meant to entertain?