Asian Media Access - October 2014

October 2014 News

Youth Media Day Camp: Sign Up Now.

Asian Media Access is accepting applications for our Annual Youth Media Training Camp, October 16-18.  This year's camp will take place in the Heart of Saint Paul Cultural Center in Downtown. Come and enjoy media training and creating short films and animations. Everyone will gather at SPNN for a youth round table discussions in the studio and experience how live shows are made and produce. Lastly, the training will end with a celebration dinner.  Youth are responsible for transportation to and from the camp.  

Come and enjoy bonding and leadership among each other and enjoy the the cultural vitality of Downtown Saint Paul and cultural eats and activities. 


Space is limited. Sign up now!   


For more information, please contact Kang Vang, Director of Programming:


Hmong Mother & Daughter Club: Domestic Violence Awareness

Come and Join HMDC on Saturday Oct. 18th and Oct. 25th from 9am to 12 pm at UROC, 2001 Plymouth Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55411. Learn about the Domestic Vooilence advocacy and awareness, reflection and art activities.


Oct. 18th activities: 
Domestic Awareness with Sy Vang, Victims Advocate
T-shirt Pledge: design and make a custom t-shirt
Reflection: write, reflect and share what you learn


Oct. 25th activities: 
From The Heart: Short film with Youa Yang
Art Activities: drawings and short group animation
Reflection: write, reflect and share what you learn

For more information, email


These activities are sponsored by Asian Media Access, Iny Asian Dance Theater, 4H, and University of Minnesota Extension.


After School Programming - Sign Up Now


Even though our guitar lessons have been filled up, there is still time and room in Asian Media Access Fall programming. The fall is filled with numerous things to do. All activities are located at the Asian Media Access Multimedia Complex at 2418 Plymouth Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55411, unless noted.


Check it out:

  • Sundays: Acrobatics 6pm – 8pm, Starts 9/28
  • Mondays: Vocal Lessons 6pm – 9pm, Starts 10/13
  • Thursdays: Youth Media Force, Starts 11/06, MN Internship Center, 2507 Fremont Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55411

                        Animation 3pm – 6pm
                        Film 6pm – 9pm
                        Recording Arts 6pm – 9pm

  • Saturdays: Hmong Mother and Daughter 9am – 12pm, UROC, 2001 Plymouth Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55411, Biweekly, Starts 10/18


For more information, please contact Kang Vang,


These projects are supported and MN State Arts Board (Through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature from the State’s arts and cultural heritage fund with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.)


Recruiting Youth for Youth Media Force


Youth Media Force is a group of teens dedicated to utilize multimedia to have their voices heard, who meets on a weekly basis to take on leadership to dramatically increasing media products among disadvantaged youth and fostering collaboration.


The overall goals of the Project are to:

  • Raise awareness on youth concerned issues among their own peers through multimedia, such as: Bullying, Obesity, Substance Abuse, Teenage Pregnancy, and Violence;
  • Teach and improve the youths' life skills; and
  • Improve community-wide collaboration to provide better bicultural healthy living strategies, especially for Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community


Film Production
Learn the process of digital filmmaking from concept to post-production – writing and developing an idea to recording sound and digital editing. Using the best film equipment, and digital processes to tell stories, make public service announcements or YouTube clips.


Check out Zombie Rights:

Recording Arts
Ever wonder how you can do your own recording? Launching this fall, youth can come and join a team to learn how record and produce your own sounds and music needed in careers such as sound engineering, sound production, and music. Learn how to handle audio recording equipment, and use audio software to edit and output audio.


Animation Production
Launched in the summer, come and learn the animation history and traditional/experimental animation techniques – from hand drawn animation to paint on glass animation.


For more information, please contact Kang Vang, After School Coordinator at:


These projects are supported in part by the Minneapolis Foundation, Cultural Star, Minnesota Regional Arts Council, and MN State Arts Board, all classes are made possible through General Operational Grant and Arts Learning Grant (Through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature from the State’s arts and cultural heritage fund with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.)


COPS Training

On September 29 - 30, Asian Media Access successfully hosted a two day training at UROC, teaching different communication styles, and improving communication skills with law enforcement. In conjunction, law enforcement teams also learned from community members on how they can better communicate with AAPI populations.


For more information on future trainings, please contact Mai Lee Yang, Community Development Coordinator:


Asian Media Access to lead the Multi-cultural Community Alliance (MCCA) Coalition for Project PHILLIP

On Sept. 25, Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced new funding awards, supported in part by the Affordable Care Act, to all 50 states and D.C. to support programs for the prevention and control chronic diseases—the leading causes of death and disability in the United States.

Chronic diseases are responsible for 7 of 10 deaths among Americans each year, and they account for more than 80% of the $2.7 trillion our nation spends annually on medical care. In all, 193 awards totaling nearly $212 million (first-year funding) are going to states, large and small cities and counties, tribes and tribal organizations, and national and community organizations. Asian Media Access is honored to be one of the awardees Under CDC's Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) Initiative for Project PHILIP (Public Health Initiative through Language, Information, and Participation).

Project PHILIP, led by Asian Media Access, along with the Multi-cultural Community Alliance (MCCA) Coalition, with a wide range of disciplines and culturally- and linguistically-appropriate agencies, embarks on this new Initiative to strategically organize for the implementation of Policy, System, and Environmental (PSE) strategies that can effectively eliminate overweight/obesity and hypertension among People of Color in North Minneapolis - African American/African-born; and Asian Americans - in a variety of settings (homes, work places, schools and communities).


Asian Media Access is excited to launch Project PHILIP with the Multi-cultural Community Alliance (MCCA) Coalition.  For more info about the Project PHILIP, please contact the executive director -

Ange Hwang at