June General Meeting
Please join us in discussing how to improve media depictions of Asian Americans.
Agenda items include:
- MANAA’s involvement in criticizing the La Jolla Playhouse’s white-washed production of “The Nightingale.
- MANAA’s talk with New York radio station WYSL’s station manager over their playing “Sukiyaki” while criticizing Nate Shinagawa’s campaign for Congress.
- MANAA’s positive reaction to seeing TBS’ new “Sullivan and Son” sitcom (see attached pic of one of the two groups that attended the taping).
Mark your calendars (September 15 @Torrance Library and 29 @Japanese American National Museum) to attend two events MANAA is sponsoring for award-winning author/poet Frances Kakugawa 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