Wang To Host MANAA Awards Ceremony

By Christian
May 15, 2000 - 9:24 PM

We received the following press release:

Media Action Network for Asian Americans (MANAA) Announces 7th Annual Media Achievement Awards Dinner

Garrett Wang, who plays Harry Kim on Star Trek: Voyager, will be the host of MANAA's 7th Annual Media Achievement Awards, to be held on Saturday, May 20th, in Los Angeles. George Takei, who plays Star Trek's Hikaru Sulu, will also be in attendance.

This year MANAA honors Writer/Producer David E. Kelley for giving the Ling Woo (Lucy Liu) character humanity and making her a regular on "Ally McBeal," and "Nightline" for exploring the negative effect the DNC Fundraising and Chinese spy scandals were having on Chinese Americans and for discussing Asian American media stereotypes.

The gala event will be held at the Gourmet Carousel Restaurant, 911 N. Broadway, with VIP reception beginning at 5 pm, no-host cocktails at 6 pm, and dinner at 7 pm.

The evening's Silent Auction will feature two roundtrip, business class tickets from Los Angeles, San Francisco or New York to Hong Kong courtesy of Cathay Pacific Airways.

This year MANAA will also begin awarding two $1000 college scholarships to Asian/Pacific Islander American students seeking to promote better images of Asian Americans through their work in the media.

"We've had a busy year working with the NAACP media coalitions, addressing the lack of minorities on the new television shows introduced this past season," says Guy Aoki, President and Co-Founder of MANAA. "The campaign has resulted in unprecedented agreements from the networks to seek out minority talent to fill their creative and executive ranks at all levels. It's a great time to look back on the progress Asian Americans have made in the media and to thank those who've made a positive difference."

Founded in 1992, the Media Action Network for Asian Americans (MANAA) is the only organization solely dedicated to monitoring all facets of the media, advocating balanced, sensitive and positive coverage and portrayals of Asian Pacific Americans.

More on the awards ceremony can be found on this page.

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