TIME TO ENGAGE: 2011 AAJA Convention in Detroit
Wednesday, August 10, 2011 at 8:00 AM - Saturday, August 13, 2011 at 10:00 PM (PDT)
Detroit, United States
The Asian American Journalists Association is pleased to announce the selection of the Michigan chapter as the host for the organization's 2011 national convention. The convention will be held in Detroit on August 10-13, 2011, at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center and COBO Center. This will be the first time that Detroit will host an AAJA convention.
With an illustrative history that boasts the seed of soul music (Motown), an amazing collection of architecture from days of old, and an arsenal of stories based on social justice and democracy, Detroit still seems to be a road less traveled. However, a lot of American cultural icons and events continue to stem from this town which has exfoliated its grim past of violence and industrial smokestacks and has evolved into a city that sports a rare vintage charm and a thriving arts and film industry.
Diversity is a way of life in Detroit with immigrant populations having flocked to the city since the 19th century consisting of an amalgamation of ethnic groups from Hmong to Hungarian, Nigerian to Nicaraguan, Iraqi to Italian. According to The Detroit Almanac, an estimated 300,000 Arab Americans reside in metro Detroit with southeast Michigan as the home to the largest and most influential Arabic-speaking population in North America.
AAJA welcomes the Michigan Chapter as it places its footprint on the timeline of AAJA conventions and marks the organization's 30th anniversary.
The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit educational and professional organization with more than 1,600 members across the United States and Asia. Since its founding, AAJA has been at the forefront of change in the journalism industry.
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