Statement of SolidarityJasmine
San Diego, California –The Asian Culture and Media Alliance (ACMA) stands in solidarity with our Black community, as an ally in challenging the systemic violence and racism that has disproportionately impacted Black communities. Names such as George Floyd, Breanna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery are just a few of the hundreds of Black individuals that have become victims of this injustice at the hands of law enforcement.
Asian Culture & Media Alliance is dedicated to empowering our own Asian and Pacific Islander communities using the power media to effect real change in the hearts and minds of others about our own struggles of inequality. ACMA has shared a selection of various award winning films and informational resources on our social media platforms that we believe represent the history and systemic oppression against our Black brothers and sisters. We encourage anyone to also actively participate by sharing a favorite film explaining how it also supports this narrative.
We call on all our communities to take the time to engage, explore and empower themselves about this issue we are facing as a society today. With open minds and self-honesty, we can spread this knowledge while stopping fear and ignorance, which only leads to more injustice and violence.
By sharing our social media platforms to uplift the voices of those who call for supporting real change through non-violence, ACMA also pledges to provide this space for filmmakers representing the Black community that need to rise up and be heard.
Asian Culture and Media Alliance is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 2013 to create a voice of unity, awareness and empowerment for the Asian Pacific American (APA) communities through Media Arts, specifically Television, Film and Online Media. ACMA’s core media programs include Asian Voices TV show, Asian Pacific Community Connection online business listings directory and Take One Vocational Youth Media Internship Program. Visit www.acmasocal.org to learn more about ACMA and our media programs.
Aforementioned resources on Black film and media, and organizations to support in solidarity may be found on Asian Culture and Media Alliance’s social media platforms.