Asian Americans – The Detroit Story

Asian Americans the Detroit Story

Detroit Public TV and APIAVote Michigan held an interactive, multimedia celebration of Metro Detroit’s Asian American communities. Learn about the contributions Asian Americans have made to our region and the challenges they faced.

We featured previews of the PBS series, Asian Americans; a report from our One Detroit team; a panel discussion with key community leaders and questions from the audience.


Hosted by DPTV’s Fred Nahhat and moderated by One Detroit’s Bill Kubota.

Panelists included:

  • Helen Zia, Activist, author and former journalist
  • Melissa Borja, Assistant Professor of American Culture, University of Michigan
  • Roland Hwang, American Citizens for Justice; and Vice President for Public Affairs, OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates
  • Richard Mui, President, Board of Directors, APIA Vote-MI
  • Anand Kumar, Asian Indian Community Leader; President,
  • Toshiki Masaki, Chair, Michigan Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission (MAPAAC); Governor, Midwest District Council, Japanese American Citizens League (JACL)
  • Jim Shimoura, Past President, American Citizens for Justice

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