Update: Here is a link to the recording of the panel! Hate crimes. Anti-Asian hate. These phrases have dominated news coverage of the recent assaults on Asians and Asian Americans and of the Atlanta spa shootings. But as prosecutors waffle over whether these attacks are motivated by race and/or gender, and activists and politicians push … Continue reading May 5: Covering anti-Asian hate panel
Hey AAJA Philly & yung AAJA fam! Between mid-terms, finding employment, and the obvious, a global pandemic, being anxious and stressed out has become the new normal. But you don’t have to deal with it alone. We’re hosting the spring stress buster with Dr. Noel Ramirez, a Philly counselor who specializes in treating folks from … Continue reading AAJA Philly presents: The Spring Stress Buster
As the Philadelphia region nears the one-year anniversary of the first local COVID-19 cases and shutdowns, and amid escalating anti-Asian racism nationwide, AAJA Philly is encouraging news organizations to cover the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities. The coronavirus pandemic is affecting AAPIs in the same ways that … Continue reading AAJA Philly encourages local news organizations to include more AAPIs in pandemic coverage
On Monday, Feb. 22, AAJA Philadelphia board members, along with leaders from NAHJ Philadelphia and PABJ, met with Philadelphia SAG-AFTRA Executive Director Stephen Leshinski, President Sam Clover and national SAG-AFTRA Director of Diversity Ellen Huang. During the meeting, we discussed our concerns with how Philadelphia SAG-AFTRA handled a recent incident in which a local board … Continue reading AAJA Philly statement on meeting with Philadelphia SAG-AFTRA leadership
AAJA Philadelphia demands accountability and transparency from SAG-AFTRA’s Philadelphia Local for allowing a local board member to remain in his position after he posted and repeatedly defended racist imagery. The board member, John Mitchell, only stepped down after his racist post began to draw wider attention — more than a week after SAG-AFTRA acknowledged the … Continue reading AAJA Philly demands answers: Why didn’t SAG-AFTRA Philadelphia Local remove board member who posted, defended racist image?