Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with CAPAL and our community partners in an evening of discussion and networking. Hosted by NPR and moderated by Kat Chow join us in a panel on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the Media. This event is free but space is limited please RSVP here.
Kat Chow is a journalist covering race, ethnicity, and culture for NPR’s Code Switch team. In this role, Kat is responsible for reporting and telling stories using social media, sparking conversations online, and blogging. Prior to coming to NPR, Chow worked with WGBH in Boston and was a reporting fellow for The Cambodia Daily, an English-language newspaper in Phnom Penh.
Adriel Luis is a self-taught musician, poet, curator, coder, and visual artist who believes imagination is key to transforming cultural paradigms. Originally from the California Bay Area and recently living in New York City and Beijing, Adriel is currently based in Washington, DC as the Curator of Digital and Emerging Media at the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center.
Shefali S. Kulkarni is the Audience Engagement Producer for BBC News, based in the Washington bureau, with ten years of experience in the journalism industry. Prior to working for BBC News, Shefali was the social media editor for Newsweek and has also worked as a digital producer for PRI’s The World based out of WGBH in Boston, covering the immigrant and refugee community for the radio program’s vertical Global Nation. Shefali was also a health care policy reporter for Kaiser Health News, where her work was published in The Washington Post, NPR’s Shots blog, and other news outlets across the country. She has worked at The Daily Beast, The Village Voice, Willamette Week, and Washingtonian magazine. Shefali is a long-time member and the Vice President of the South Asian Journalists Association.
Dia Bui is a Vietnamese queer woman of color, community organizer, and youth advocate. She has more than 10 years of experience working on issues including immigrant rights, racial justice, access to higher education, women’s rights, healthy equity, LGBTQ equality, and economic justice. A UCLA graduate with a degree in Sociology and Asian American studies, Dia moved to the DC area to bridge her passion for community organizing with effective policy change for social justice.
Our Community Partners National Public Radio (NPR) • National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) • National Organization for Vietnamese American Leadership (NOVAL) • Filipino Young Professionals (FYP) • Taiwanese American Professionals (TAP) • East Coast Asian American Student Union (ECAASU) • Network of South Asian Professionals (NetSAP) • Asian Pacific American Film (APA Film)