Remembering our roots: the founders of aaja and pioneering asian american journalists
Wednesday, August 4, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The Highlands Hollywood, 6801 Hollywood Boulevard
AAJA invites you to Los Angeles– the city where it all began in 1981.
Join fellow AAJA members and friends from across the country who will come together for an evening honoring the vision and fortitude of the AAJA’s founders and other Asian American media pioneers.
Among the founders scheduled to attend are Tritia Toyota and Frank Kwan both formerly with KNBC-TV News and former Los Angeles Times business editor, Bill Sing.
This year’s opening reception showcases the theme and sets the tenor for “Back to the Future” –recognizing the past and taking the lessons learned forward into a new age of energy, innovation and ingenuity.
Join our Master of Ceremonies Ben Fong-Torres, a virtual Renaissance Media Man who pioneeered in both print and broadcast media during the revolutionary, counter-cultural civil rights-embattled 1960s, when Asians were seen in the media as war-time enemies–if they were seen at all–in celebrating the trials, travails and triumphs of AAJA’s founders and an array of Asian American Journalism pioneers.
By recognizing and honoring these Asian American trailblazers in journalism, current and new generations of Asian American journalists will be able to make even greater contributions to the quality, value and relevance of journalism at home and abroad.