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WGBH ASIAN/PACIFIC AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH CELEBRATION

WGBH ASIAN/PACIFIC AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH CELEBRATION

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1 Guest Street

Boston, MA 02135

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WGBH Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration

Thursday, 5/9, 6-9pm at WGBH Studios in Brighton

Join WGBH for a live interview with the first-ever Asian American US Cabinet Secretary, Norman Mineta, featured in the PBS documentary, Norman Mineta and his Legacy: An American Story, airing Mon, May 20. In a rare example of bipartisanship, he served as the Secretary of Commerce in the Clinton administration and as President George W. Bush’s Secretary of Transportation during the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. The US-born son of Japanese immigrants, Secretary Mineta became the first Asian American mayor of a major city (San Jose, Calif.). As a child, he never forgot being forced into a US World War II internment camp and later led the way for an apology from the US government and redress for Japanese Americans. A dinner reception and a display in honor of the 150th anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad and Wah Lum Kung Fu and Tai Chi Academy performance will follow the discussion. Additional participants include Boston City Councilor Michelle Wu, Bunker Hill Community College President Pam Eddinger, UMass Political Science Prof. Paul Watanabe, Henry L. Stimson Professor at Harvard Law School Mark Wu, WGBH President and CEO Jon Abbott and Liz Cheng, general manager of WGBH Television and the WORLD Channel.


Community partners participating in the dinner reception include NAAAP Boston, Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center, Asian America Commission and Chinese Historical Society of New England.


We are hosting a Facebook Live event on May 9 beginning around 6:24pm. To access our live stream on May 9, visit these links:

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