The Asian American experience is an essential thread in the rich and ever-shifting fabric of American history and culture. We have laid railroad tracks, worked plantation fields, fought for civil rights and engineered technological miracles. Ours is an impossibly varied experience, with nuances born of geographic and temporal difference, neither easily parsed nor ever fully captured.
CAAM has partnered with AT&T to bring #StoriestoLight, a community storytelling campaign highlighting the diverse perspectives and experiences that comprise the APA community. From May and into August, continue to view and experience the rich collage of APA voices and images here with a new chapter every two weeks.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
To share your story, just follow @caamedia on Instagram or @caam on Twitter and post your photo or a :10 video along with a brief story reflecting on your cultural heritage or one of the current topics:
What makes you APA? What makes you proud to be APA? Tell us about a moment when you recall seeing your experiences or image reflected in a work of media (book, radio, film, and/or website)? Do you have an Asian American role model? If so, who?
Make sure you use hashtags #StoriestoLight and #Spon. Photos and videos shared through #StoriestoLight #Spon will be entered for a chance to win the Grand Prize Package with 2 All-Access Passes to CAAMFest San Jose in September, including tickets to Opening Night Film and Gala, all film screenings and programs, a VIP meet-and-greet with the Opening Night Filmmaker and a $250 cash prize.