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Journalism Career Consultation Workshop to be held Sept. 17

Society of Professional Journalists and Asian American Journalists Association presents


Monday, Sept. 17 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Hawaii Public Radio Atherton Studio
738 Kaheka St.
Honolulu, HI 96814
Cost: Free with RSVP via email by Friday, Sept. 14 at aajahi@gmail.com
Space is limited.
Light refreshments served.
Parking: metered street parking in the area.

For more information log onto hawaiispj.org and aajahawaii.org

Kevin Bumgarner, Editor, Pacific Business News
Mark Platte, News Director, Hawaii News Now
Lucy Young-Oda, Editorial Page Editor, Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Malia Zimmerman, Editor, HawaiiReporter.com
Moderator: Jason Ubay, Managing Editor, Hawaii Business Magazine

Kevin Bumgarner, Editor, Pacific Business News
Bill Dorman, News Director, Hawaii Public Radio
Oskar Garcia, News Editor, Associated Press
Sara Lin, Assistant Editor, Civil Beat
Steve Petranik, Editor, Hawaii Business Magazine
Mark Platte, News Director, Hawaii News Now
Lucy Young-Oda, Editorial Page Editor, Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Malia Zimmerman, Editor, HawaiiReporter.com

5:15  to 5:30 p.m. Check in
5:30 to 8:30 p.m.  Panel discussion and group consultations

Groups of attendees will have a few 15 minute consultation sessions with journalism professionals in television, print, radio, online and business.  This workshop is geared for all career levels from professionals to freelancers and students.  This is your chance to ask any questions you have about what to do to take your career to the next step in journalism,  how to improve your chances of employment, what it takes to work in the industry, or whatever you would like to know.

@SPJHawaii and @aajaHI present Journalism Career Consultation Workshop Sept. 17 at 5:30 p.m. at HPR Atherton Studio #spj  #aaja

Click here to download the flyer.

Vincent Chin 30: Standing Up Then and Now, a nationwide Google Hangout to be held June 23

The Asian American Journalists Association Hawaii Chapter cordially invites you to “Vincent Chin 30: Standing Up Then and Now,” a nationwide Google Hangout with leading civil rights leaders from around the country featuring Congressmember Judy Chu (CA-32), CAIR-SF Executive Director Zahra Billoo, OCA Executive Director Tom Hayashi, Asian American Justice Center Executive Director Mee Moua and more with guest moderator Phil Yu of Angry Asian Man.

Date: Saturday, June 23, 2012
Where: R&D Honolulu
691 Auahi St. (between Keawe and Coral streets in Kakaako)
Honolulu, HI 96813
*Metered street parking on Auahi Street and throughout Kakaako.

Schedule: 7:30 a.m. check in
8 – 9 a.m. Vincent Chin 30: Standing Up Then and Now
9 – 10 a.m. Discussion and Networking

Light refreshments will be served. The event is free. Donations are welcome.

Space is limited. RSVP by June 22 at 5 p.m. via email at aajahi@gmail.com, on Facebook at AAJA Hawaii or call 741-1355.

To see the complete list of locations across the nation participating in the Vincent Chin 30: Standing Up Then and Now viewing parties, visit www.apaforprogress.org/vc30.

More information on R&D can be found at www.interislandterminal.org/rd/.

Interested in joining AAJA Hawaii? Full and associate memberships are available at http://www.aaja.org.

“Vincent Who?” documentary film screening to be held May 1st

HONOLULU – On Tuesday, May 1, the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) Hawaii chapter and other local organizations will present a screening of the award-winning documentary film Vincent Who? at the YWCA Laniakea (1040 Richards St.). This collaborative effort aims to provide the public with an educational opportunity to learn about an important case in American civil rights history.

The screening will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. in Fuller Hall. Immediately following the film, attendees will be treated to a panel discussion featuring filmmaker Curtis Chin, civil rights expert and attorney Mari Matsuda, community organizer and attorney Hoyt Zia, and YWCA of Oahu CEO Kimberly Miyazawa Frank.

Vincent Who? tells the story of a Chinese-American who was murdered in 1982 by two white autoworkers in Detroit. The incident took place at the height of anti-Japanese sentiment because of the massive layoffs in the auto industry. The killers were ordered to pay a $3,000 fine and were sentenced to three years probation, but no jail time. This injustice sparked a pan-Asian identity and civil rights movement across the U.S.

“This year marks the 30th anniversary of Vincent Chin’s murder and yet his story remains widely unknown. AAJA Hawaii wanted to help commemorate the incident and give people of all generations a chance to reflect on the issues that surrounded this case,” said Lauren Kawana, president of AAJA Hawaii chapter. “We hope all who attend will come away with a greater appreciation for the individuals who fought for justice on behalf of Vincent Chin and the importance of continued racial and ethnic acceptance in our communities.”

Organized by the AAJA Hawaii Chapter, this event was made possible by the Hawaii International Film Festival (HIFF), Japanese American Citizens League Honolulu Chapter (JACL), Media Council Hawaii (MCH), National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA Hawaii), Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA) Hawaii, and the YWCA of O’ahu.

The public and media are invited to attend. For more event information and registration, please visit www.ywcaoahu.org/vincentwho. Walk-in registrations will be accepted 30 minutes prior to the event. Cost is $12 and includes refreshments. For more information about the film, please visit www.vincentwhomovie.com.

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