UWG Hosts Speaker for Asian Pacific Heritage Month

Monday, April 15, 2013

On April 9, UWG’s Center for Diversity and Inclusion hosted special guest, Li Wong, in honor of Asian Pacific Heritage Month. His presentation, “Uniting Asian American Pacific Islanders through Media and Heritage,” discussed events happening in the Asian American cultures and the history of Asian American Pacific Heritage Month. Wong is currently the publisher for the Georgia Asian Times, the largest newspaper that covers the diverse multi-ethnic Asian Pacific communities in Georgia.

Georgia Asian Times highlights news content relevant to the Asian community while bridging mainstreams understanding and appreciation towards the Asian cultures. Wong started Georgia Asian Times after noticing that many Asian Americans were not being represented by mainstream media. Since his cooperation with other media companies, Asian Americans are now being recognized in the annual “25 Most Influential Asian Americans in Georgia.”

Wong explained that the Atlanta Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival and Atlanta Asian Film Festival are popular annual events in Asian American communities. Wong is the co-founder for the Atlanta Asian Film Festival. “I urge you to mark your calendars to be a part of these programs,” said Wong.

The Atlanta Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival draws thousands of spectators and racing teams from across the globe together each year. This year’s festival will take place at Lake Lanier Saturday, September 14. Atlanta Asian Film Festival focuses on educating the Atlanta community about the rich diversity of Asian Pacific culture through films and movies. This year’s film festival will take place October 11-25.

Georgia Asian Times is currently looking for Videography, Photography and Journalist interns. Please send resumes to info@gasiantimes.com.

For more information about Georgia Asian Times, please visit www.gasiantimes.com. For more information about the Atlanta Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival, please visit www.dragonboatatlanta.com. For more information about the Atlanta Asian Film Festival, please visit www.atlaff.org.