May 22: Panel on Asian American Acting and Advocacy in the Age of COVID-19 with Tzi Ma

On Friday, May 22, 2020 at 1pm PDT/ 4pm EDT, the Harvard-Radcliffe Asian American Association and Harvard-Radcliffe Chinese Students Association, in partnership with the Harvard Asian American Alumni Alliance is inviting IW Group to host a virtual conversation with actor Tzi Ma (Mulan, The Farewell, Rush Hour and Tiger Tail) to discuss the impact of the virus on the Asian American community. All are welcome to attend, regardless of cultural background or Harvard affiliation.

As incidents of hate against Asian Americans began to surge amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Asian American communications agency IW Group launched #WashTheHate, a social media campaign created to raise awareness about this growing issue. The campaign features a number of leading Asian American artists, leaders and influencers washing their hands while sharing a personal story about how the outbreak has affected their lives. The Wash the Hate campaign has reached over 300 million people and has been covered by the likes of Good Morning America, People and Variety.

RSVP for this important conversation with an award winning marketing agency and leading industry influencers. The zoom event will start with a introduction of the Wash the Hate campaign, dive into a moderated discussion with our panelists, and then open it up for Q&A.  Click here to RSVP.

Tzi Ma is a beloved Hong Kong American actor and director. Having started his career in New York City in 1973, Mr. Ma has an impressive number of theatre and film credits and has worked with many renowned directors and playwrights. Mr. Ma’s most recent films include appearances in Arrival, Meditation Park (Best Actor Nomination from the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television), Pali Road (Jury Award, Outstanding Contribution to Diversity in Film), The Farewell, Netflix’s first martial arts original series “Wu Assassins,” Tiger Tail, Disney’s forthcoming live-action Mulan and The CW’s “Kung Fu”. 

Lia Chang. Photo by Garth Kravits

Lia Chang is an actor, a multi-media content producer and co-founder of Bev’s Girl Films, making films that foster inclusion and diversity on both sides of the camera. Bev’s Girl Films’ debut short film, Hide and Seek was a top ten film in the Asian American Film Lab’s 2015 72 Hour Shootout Filmmaking Competition, and she received a Best Actress nomination. BGF collaborates with and produces multi-media content for artists, actors, designers, theatrical productions, composers,  musicians and corporations. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman. She stars in and served as Executive Producer for the short independent films Hide and Seek, Balancing Act, Rom-Com Gone Wrong, Belongingness and When the World was Young. She is also the Executive Producer for The Cactus, The Language Lesson, The Writer and Cream and 2 Shugahs.

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