In celebration of AAPI Heritage Month, Amazon Prime Video will be hosting their next VOICES event to honor AAPI representation in Film & Media. This event will take place on May 19th, and is also the VOICES event series’ one year anniversary. Featured guests include author and screenwriter Jenny Han, and other Amazon Studios executives.
Having been established during the pandemic, this event in Culver City will mark the first ever in-person VOICES event. Designed to bring attention to the need for more representation in all forms of media, the event series dives deeper into the history of the underrepresentation of marginalized communities, and how we can amplify talent of all backgrounds. This upcoming event is the eighth installment, with previous VOICES events focusing on LGBTQ+, Indigenous, neurodivergent, Latinx, and Black communities.
The event will be moderated by journalist Dino Ray Ramos (DIASPORA), and will feature opening remarks from Amazon Studios executives, Albert Cheng, COO, and Latasha Gillespie, Global Head of DEI. Ahead of the release of new Amazon Prime Video series The Summer I Turned Pretty, Jenny Han will be sitting down for a conversation on the importance of representation in Western media, something she contributed to with her popular Asian-led teen romance series, To All The Boys.
A stream of the event will be available on Amazon Live and Prime Video’s YouTube channel on Friday, May 27 at 5:00pm PT.