IT’S COMPLICATED! Asians in Black & White America
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Asians in Black & White America

On March 25, 2023, the National Association of Chinese-Americans (NACA), partnering with The Carter Center, hosted IT’S COMPLICATED! ASIANS IN BLACK & WHITE AMERICA (documentary screening + expert panel + reception)

The event, attended by over 225 guests on a balmy Saturday afternoon, featured the screening of the award-winning documentary Blurring The Color Line, introduced by the filmmaker Crystal Kwok.

For Crystal, what began as personal research into the history of her grandmother Pearl’s family – neighborhood grocery store owners in the Black community of Augusta, GA – soon turned into a bigger story on what it means to grow up Asian in a black/white space.

The documentary will be available for STREAMING on the World Channel’s “America Reframed” | PBS member stations, premiering May 11, 2023.

Crystal and fellow panelists Al Vivian (Diversity expert), Dr. Adria Welcher (Morehouse College), and Justice Carla Wong McMillian (GA Supreme Court/moderator) held a candid conversation to unpack the provocative issues raised by the film and to examine the rarely addressed topic of how Asian and African American people get along.

Guzheng players Sophie Xie, Wendy, and Amy, played soothing music while guests enjoyed light refreshments to end the afternoon.

For more information, contact [email protected] or call 612.584.1608.



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