CONNECTING COMMUNITY ONE STORY AT A TIME
December 14, 2015
Help us celebrate CAAM's 35th year! For this week only, anyone who donates $35 or more will receive a limited edition CAAM Memories to Light: Asian American Home Movies t-shirt. Simply donate $35 or more this week and then send your preferred t-shirt size to Jennifer Chu at firstname.lastname@example.org. The t-shirts are available in small, medium, large and extra large.
CAAM Festival Intern Jill Kizer and CAAM Festival and Exhibitions Director Masashi Niwano modeling our Memories to Light t-shirts.
With an estimated 19.4 million people, Asian Americans are considered one of the fastest growing multicultural groups in the United States. As we continue to grow and evolve, the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) remains at the forefront, committed to connecting our communities and providing the platforms, tools and resources for Asian Americans to share their stories with the world. By supporting and encouraging our communities to express and share their lived experiences, stories and ideas, we are helping to build a more inclusive society that understands and values diversity.
One of the most compelling stories we’ve helped bring to light is that of the extraordinary Masumoto family from California’s Central Valley. The Masumotos are celebrated food writers and 3rd/4th generation Japanese American family farmers that are known for their highly sought after organic heirloom peaches. In 2013, CAAM teamed up with our longtime filmmaker partners Jim Choi and Chihiro Wimbush to document a season on the farm. What emerged was a stunning story about farming, family and transitions. The documentary CHANGING SEASON: ON THE MASUMOTO FAMILY FARM premiered this past March at CAAMFest 2015 to sold out audiences. This past summer, CAAM brought the film to the Fresno community at an unforgettable outdoor farm screening on the Masumoto Farm. It has also been screened at several film festivals from Toronto to Hawaii and received the Best Feature Documentary Award at the Sacramento Asian Pacific Film Festival 2015. Director Jim Choi received the Best Documentary Director Award at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival 2015.
Help us uncover more stories like the Masumotos by donating before December 31, 2015. With your gift we can continue to transform the world one story at a time.
In addition to the compelling stories and storytellers your gift will help us bring to light, you'll also receive some fantastic benefits. These include: complimentary admission to our CAAMFest 2016 Launch Party, a DVD of the CAAM-funded documentary AMERICAN REVOLUTIONARY: THE EVOLUTION OF GRACE LEE BOGGS by award-winning filmmaker Grace Lee and an exclusive link to an online screener of CHANGING SEASON: ON THE MASUMOTO FAMILY FARM. Check out the complete list of benefits on the right.
You can help us educate, inspire and represent diverse voices:
- Make a tax-deductible year-end contribution of $35 or more before December 31, 2015 by clicking the green donate button to the right.
- Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram for news and updates.
- Share this page with 5 of your friends by clicking the FB Share and Twitter Share button above and invite them to learn more about CAAM. Use the hashtags #CAAM #ConnectingCommunity.
Other ways to donate:
If you wish to donate by mail or phone, you will receive the same wonderful perks and your donation counts towards our campaign goal!
- To contribute by phone, please call Jennifer Chu, Membership Manager at (415) 863 - 0814 x 102. Visa, Mastercard and American Express are accepted.
- To pay by check, please make checks payable to “Center for Asian American Media” and mail to:
Center for Asian American Media
ATTN: Annual Campaign
145 Ninth Street, Suite 350
San Francisco, CA 94103