The American Diabetes Association, the nation’s largest voluntary health organization leading the fight to stop diabetes, announced Dr. George King of Dover, Mass., has been named a member of the board of directors for the association. As a board member, King is responsible for the oversight of the association’s key strategic objectives. Additionally, he will work closely with the association’s volunteers and staff on initiatives in support of the organization’s mission during his tenure.
Asian Americans are an important and growing political constituency. As the fastest growing racial group in the U.S., the Asian American community demonstrated its strength and active civic participation by turning out in record numbers this past election. The findings emphasize that the Asian American voting bloc is truly up for grabs. While overall engagement increased, Asian Americans do not strongly identify with any political party, thus voting for candidates who support and promote progress on issues that matter to Asian American families and communities.
Award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang spoke about Asian Americans and the creative process at the Wheelock Family Theater on Dec. 8. The “Onstage with David Henry Hwang” event was hosted by ATASK, a provider of services for Asian families affected by domestic violence. The event was emceed by WGBH reporter Jared Bowen.
On Friday, December 7th, from 7-9 PM at the Castle Square Community Center, the documentary “Vincent Who?” will be screened, focusing on the 1982 hate crime murder of Vincent Chin and the Asian American experience in political activism. The film won the 2009 Media Award from the National Association for Multicultural Education.
Chronic hepatitis B is a significant global health threat that is under recognized.1 In the United States, approximately 1.4 to 2.0 million individuals are chronically infected with the disease. Due to the fact that more than two-thirds of those with chronic hepatitis B show no signs or symptoms, it is estimated that 65 percent of infected Americans remain unaware of their viral infection.
The Boston Asian American Film Festival (BAAFF), a production of the Asian American Resource Workshop, will take place from Oct. 25 to 28. Screenings will be at Emerson College’s Bright Family Screening Room in the Paramount Center, at the Brattle Theatre in Cambridge and at the Somerville Theatre in Somerville.
This fourth edition of the festival features more than five Boston/New England premieres, exclusive Q&As with filmmakers and various cosponsored events around Boston.