Next date: Tuesday, May 11, 2021 | 04:00 PM
to Wednesday, May 19, 2021 | 11:59 PM
In an effort to combat racial targeting, rhetoric, and crimes against members of the Asian American community across the country and stand with our local Asian American residents, the City of Fort Worth invites the community to learn more about the identity, contributions, and challenges experienced by Asian Americans via a five-hour PBS film series.
The film series — divided into five one-hour episodes — delivers a bold, fresh perspective on American history. As the U. S. faces unimaginable challenges, the series casts a new lens through intimate personal stories on American history and the ongoing role that Asian Americans play.
Each Thursday for the past three weeks and for the next week, the Human Relations Commission will feature one episode and an invitation to watch via City News. Community members may watch on their own as their schedule permits or they can organize “watch parties” with their family, friends and neighbors while keeping recommended COVID-19 protocols in mind.
The fourth episode — Generation Rising — examines a time of war and social tumult when a young generation fights for equality as the war’s aftermath brings new immigrants and refugees who expand the population and the definition of Asian Americans.
The series can be streamed for free at https://www.pbs.org/weta/asian-americans/watch/.
Additionally the PBS Asian American film series website offers an episode guide and additional resources, including an interactive gallery.
At the conclusion of the film series, watch City News for details on a virtual program celebrating Asian American Heritage month in May.