EVENT: Taking back the narrative: Changing how Asian Americans are represented in the news, on Wikipedia, and beyond

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Watch a recording of the event on YouTube.

On Wednesday, 26 May from 17:00 – 18:00 UTC, the Wikimedia Foundation and the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) co-hosted a virtual event on the topic of increasing representation of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities in the news, Wikipedia, and across the information landscape.

The event brought together speakers from journalism, Wikipedia, and the nonprofit sector working to improve the representation of AAPI communities across the internet and media landscape. 

The event is part of the Foundation’s campaign to raise awareness and address gaps in representation of diverse communities and those that have been left out of history by systems of privilege and power. May 2021 marks Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in the United States. 

Speakers included: 

  • Andrew Lih, Wikimedian at Large, Smithsonian Institution (@fuzheado
  • Lori Matsukawa, former KING TV news anchor, NBC Seattle
  • Jareen Imam, founding member Women Do News, Director of Social News Gathering, NBC News (@JareenAI
  • Anusha Alikhan (moderator), Senior Director Communications, Wikimedia Foundation (@AnushaA100)

Watch a recording of the event below.