Donate by 12/31 – Help CAAM Bring Stories to Light, Stories That Unite


The Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) is proud to announce our end of the year campaign Stories to Light, Stories That Unite, which launched on #GivingTuesday last Tuesday, November 29.  Join the movement by donating $35 or more to CAAM on our secure website today through December 31, 2016.  Your donation to CAAM will ensure that we can continue to support storytellers around the world with the tools and resources to tell timely, relevant and compelling stories about the Asian American experience. In return, you’ll receive our thanks on our website!


For the past 36 years, the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) has been steadfast in producing and presenting compelling and innovative stories by and about Asian Americans for a diverse world. We believe that the stories we tell offer insights into Asian American experiences, such as the inspiring voices of the Muslim American youth who have shared their stories, dreams and perspectives through the short films created in our Muslim Youth Voices Project over the last two years.

We are resolved to stay focused on this mission to celebrate diversity, build community, and share stories. We believe that ultimately, sharing our authentic selves and experiences ensure that we do not merely exist and tell stories for diversity’s sake, but to effect positive and lasting change in the future of our country.

We cannot do this work without your participation — as members, as supporters. Please donate today. We hope to see you at the 35th Anniversary of CAAMFest as a community on March 9-19, 2017 in San Francisco and Oakland.

Muslim Youth Voices Project
We are delighted to give you a sneak peek of three impressive short films created by youth from Minneapolis and Philadelphia. Click here to watch the films on CAAM’s YouTube Channel.

I Came To America
Written and Directed by Shemsedin Sheikh


Black Muslim Woman
Written and Directed by Mikel Aki’Lah

Written and Directed by Iqbal Maxamed


Help us bring Stories to Light, Stories that Unite by:

– Making a tax-deductible donation of any amount to CAAM today, #GivingTuesday or by December 31, 2016

– Encouraging your friends and family members to donate to CAAM on our secure website

– Sharing your story about how you been inspired by the stories you’ve experienced through CAAM on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the hashtags #StoriestoLight and #StoriesthatUnite

– Increasing the impact of your gift by requesting a matching donation from your employer. Many companies have matching gift programs, including: AOL, Google, Macy’s and others.

Together, we can bring Stories to Light, Stories that Unite.

Help us uncover more stories like the Muslim Youth Voices by donating before December 31, 2016. With your gift we can continue to Bring Stories to Light, Stories That Unite. If your company has an employee matching gift program, please increase the impact of your gift by requesting a matching gift. For more information, please contact Jennifer Chu, Membership Manager, at or (415) 863-0814 extension 102.

Thank you to everyone who supported the campaign! Thanks to your support, we met and exceeded our campaign goal of $7,500, raising 11,509.*

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Anonymous (8)
Ben Arikawa
Janice Aritomi
Paul Baidoa
Linda Blackaby, in Memory of Kayo Hatta
Peter Brantley and Anne Hirozawa
Adriano Bravo
Kathryn A. Chan
Ravi Chandra, M.D.
Douglas Chin and Kathy Ko Chin
Craig Chinn
Kay Gamo
Clifford Gaw
Jayasri Hart
Jennifer Huang
Billy Hwan
Bonnie Kwong
Frederick Lam
Edward Leung
Mui Lim and Leanne Koh
Elaine Lum
Pamela Matsuoka
Real Merican
Joe Naungayan
Ken Nakagawa
Mary Nicely
Nani Ratnawati
Rituparna Roy, in Honor of Priya Gupta
Ann Ruckstuhl and John Ruckstuhl, Jr.
Indigo Som
Renee Tajima
Priscilla Tan
Janet Tom
June Tom
Robert and Yvonne Uyeki
Edward Wong
Kevin Wong
Nicole Woo
Raymond and Kay Woon
The Honorable Bryan Yagi
Chi-hui Yang
Greg Yin, in Honor of Frank and Grace Yin
Palma You and Stephen Haines
Wallace and Laura Young
Michael Zimmerman

*Please contact Jennifer Chu at, (415) 863-0814 extension 102 with corrections