Event features facts on minorities, media

In honor of Asian Heritage Month the Asian American Association is hosting a presentation called Race and Gender in the Media.

Eunseong Kim, a professor from the journalism department, said the presentations will not solely feature Asian heritage.

“It’s not just focused on Asian heritage, it is all racial minorities,” Kim said.

Kim is the organizer of the event and the Asian Heritage Month Faculty Committee chair member.

“This is the second year that we are hosting this in relation to being part of Asian Heritage Month,” Kim said.

Kim’s committee includes Gus Albear, Anu Sharma, John Martone and Jinhee Lee.

During the event, “Students will present their research papers on how race, gender, and ethnicity are portrayed in the media,” Kim said.

Kim said the purpose behind the event is two fold.

“We do this to give the students experience and the opportunity to present their papers to speak outside of the classroom setting,” Kim said. “Also to bring and raise awareness of race, gender, and ethnicity in the media.”

The event is at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Charleston-Mattoon Room on the third floor of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union.

Kaylia Eskew can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected].