What is the American Dream? Everyone’s definition of the American Dream is their story, and everyone’s story is different, but it always has something to do with “making it.” As Asian American & Pacific Islanders (AAPI) progress from assimilating to influencing American culture in cuisine, art, technology, business, and even entertainment, another form of the American Dream is unfolding. A dream where you can make it without giving up who you are, and become part of the American Dream for others to aspire to. CAPE (Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment) and westernunion.com proudly bring you the stories of inspiring AAPIs in a yearlong celebration of progress in various industries.
You are your own storyteller. Join the conversation, hear and learn from others’ stories, and share your story via Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Google+, and YouTube with the hashtag #IAmStory.
In celebration of CAPE’s 25th Anniversary, the 2016 I Am Campaign features 25 Asian Americans who shine in industries like entertainment, social media, and food. They continue to open doors for other Asian Americans to make an impact in their own professions. Read, hear, and watch stories from trailblazers like George Takei, Ming-Na Wen, Dominic “D-trix” Sandoval, and Megan Lee as they share their triumphs and successes. New stories will be posted throughout the month!
From “Once upon a time…” to “now it’s YOUR time.”
The I Am Campaign is celebrating those whose stories inspired us to tell our own: our first storytellers in life. Share a photo of someone who has helped make your story possible with the hashtag #MyFirstStoryteller, and you can be featured in our online gallery.
What’s better than seeing your favorite inspiring Asian American celebs do their thing? Getting to ask them YOUR questions and getting them answered via Facebook Live!
Since 1991, CAPE has championed diversity by educating, connecting, and empowering Asian American & Pacific Islander artists and leaders through entertainment and media. We strive to improve the image of AAPIs through our signature writing, acting, and executive trainings in TV, Film, and Digital. Please join the cause at capeusa.org.
Help CAPE continue to support and empower future storytellers by donating to CAPE.
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