Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration
WGBH Studios, One Guest Street, Brighton, MA 02135
Free, but RSVP is required
6pm Presentation in Yawkey Theater
7:30pm Dinner Reception in the Atrium
Documentary filmmaker and writer Ric Burns and editor Li-Shin will share an excerpt from their new film, Chinese Exclusion Act, the first TV examination of America’s attempt to ban a single people from immigrating. In addition indie filmmaker and Guggenheim fellow Ken Eng will present an excerpt of his film My Life in China, which explores his father’s emotional return to his village in China – possibly to live out his life..
For the second part of the event, General Manager of WGBH Television and WORLD Channel Liz Cheng will lead a frank discussion with panelists, who will share their journeys to success despite obstacles and the “bamboo ceiling.”
• Michelle Wu, President of the Boston City Council
• Heidi Yeh, MD, Surgical Director of Pediatric Transplants at
Massachusetts General Hospital
• Jit Saxena, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Netezza
Register for this important event now.