CAAM Forward: Let’s Celebrate 40 Years of Stories That Move

A good story moves us. And if it reaches enough people, these stories have the power to become a movement. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Center for Asian American Media.

Founded in a time of significant social, political, and cultural change, our aim then was to create media that reflected the histories and experiences of Asian Americans, which otherwise consisted of ugly and simplistic stereotypes. We have been moving forward authentic narratives for forty years, gaining national recognition for supporting and advancing diverse and compelling storytelling. We could take this moment to simply celebrate our achievements in putting Asian Americans on the screen. But that is not sufficient.

During these troubled times in this country and across the world, we need stories that move us towards empathy, compassion, and connection more urgently than ever before. 

We are hopeful and excited for what’s to come. That’s why we are calling our celebration CAAM Forward. Throughout the year, we will be presenting an array of special programs, on-air and in theaters, at CAAMFest, on public television, and at one-of-a-kind experiences. We’ll be recognizing some of the most engaging artists and thinkers who are shaping Asian American media today, and toasting a future of inclusive storytelling with a 40th anniversary gala in the fall. Stay up to date by signing up for our newsletter to be the first to know about new opportunities.

Be a part of it and keep moving with us!

Stephen Gong

Executive Director
Center for Asian American Media