May is AAPI Month

Paying tribute to the generations of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders who have enriched America’s history and are instrumental in its future success.

WICT is committed to diversity in all forms. Below are examples of how the WICT network is celebrating the contributions of the AAPI community to our industry and our society.

WICT Global – Join us on May 27 for a powerful panel to #StopAsianHate, in partnership with the Walter Kaitz Foundation. Panelists will share perspectives regarding the violence and harmful rhetoric experienced by AAPI communities, the societal factors that lead to such incidents, and moreover, will discuss a path forward for civil engagement, advocacy and community activism for members of the AAPI communities and their allies. The virtual panel is offered complimentary to all WICT members. Panelists include: Sujata Gosalia, EVP & Chief Strategy Officer, Cox Communications; Mindy Kang Hwang, Executive Director, NGAN Product Management, Comcast; Margaret G. “Peggy” Kim (Moderator), Founder, iSTANDtv & FUTURE NOW Media Foundation, Inc.; and Katherine Liu, EVP, Strategy & Operations, Viacom International Media Networks. WICT gratefully acknowledges Cox Communications as the exclusive sponsor of the Beyond the Hashtag Learning Series.

WICT Carolinas is highlighting Pearls of Wisdom from women in the AAPI community through a campaign on its Instagram account.

WICT New York – In honor of AAPI (Asian American & Pacific Islander) Heritage Month, AIM (Asian Americans in Media) is proud to present “Shining a Light on Anti-Asian Racism and Hate Crimes: The Role of Media on Public Opinion, Corporate Action, and Community Activism,” co-sponsored by NAMIC (National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications) NY and WICT (Women in Cable Telecommunications) NY. The Panel will take place on Tuesday, May 25, at 12 pm ET (9 am PT). More info here.

WICT Northern California highlighted AAPI month in its recent newsletter.

WICT Rocky Mountain shared information about the AAPI community and this month’s activities on its LinkedIn and Instagram accounts.