Center for Asian American Media (CAAM)

Community Resources: We have strong connections across national and regional nonprofit organizations serving Asian American communities, and with Asian American studies programs and Asian American filmmakers and producers.

Station Resources: We can give advice to stations on possible Asian American resources in their communities, and advice on public media programs that relate to Asian American history and culture.


Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB)

Community Resources: Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB) is public media’s Latino-focused content developer and funder which provides programming (such as VOCES, The Longoria Affair, The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo, Ruben Salazar: Man in the Middle) to public television’s nearly 360 stations, multicast channels, and other media platforms.  LPB has awarded over 10 million dollars to filmmakers nationwide, provided over 210 hours of national programming to PBS, and supported approximately 300 filmmakers per year through professional development initiatives for the advancement of Latino producers. For the classroom, LPB creates digital learning modules from its funded productions and distributes them through PBS Learning Media to I.6 million registered teachers nationwide. These education resources on Latino history, culture and the arts enrich the learning experience of millions of children of all ethnic backgrounds. LPB disseminates information through our electronic newsletter (e-voz), which provides information about the latest funding opportunities, LPB programs on air, latest workshops and seminars, the most recent production trends, and job opportunities.

Station Resources: Latino Public Broadcasting works to advance Latino related content to public media stations. LPB also provides PBS Stations information regarding programming to help further Latino media and make it more accessible to all communities including information about local Latino organizations, filmmakers, and screenings. LPB periodically offers station grants for local community engagement around upcoming programs in the pipeline.


Native American Public Telecommunications (NAPT)

Community Resources: We created an interactive forum for Native producers on our website, support professional development opportunities and technical assistance. For Native communities we are developing VisionMaker on the Road, which will bring our award-winning documentaries and filmmakers to reservations and cities across the country. Through our viewer guides, we expand the opportunity for thought and discussion around the films.

Station Resources: We can be a liaison on Indian issues and policies. If we don’t know, chances are it’s just a phone call for us to find answers.


National Black Programming Consortia (NBPC)

Community Resources: Access to NBPC’s social networks and e-blast lists to promote station programs and activities, consultation on effective engagement strategies for reaching specific audiences, and introduction to makers and minority organizations with a strong track record of engaging audiences with their content.

Station Resources: Relevant content that will engage minority communities and the promotional materials and engagement strategies to attract them to the programming, and opportunities to collaborate with local minority-based organizations serving their communities.


Pacific Islanders in Communication (PIC)

Community Resources: PIC is always working on creating and maintaining partnerships with Pacific Islander organizations through film screenings and various community engagement opportunities. One example is one of our My Source spots in which an ambassador talks about a PBS series, Unnatural Causes. An episode of the series is Collateral Damage which examines the U.S. nuclear testing on Micronesian Islands and the aftermath of our federal government’s attempted apology. In 1986 a federal compact was created that allows citizens from the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshal Islands, and the Republic of Palau to travel freely and reside in the U.S. The compact also includes free health care to the immigrants. As a result, Hawaii’s state funding is being overburdened by about $110,000 million dollars a year. PIC plans to screen this film to many communities throughout Hawaii and the continental U.S. to help American citizens better understand who are these compact migrants, why they have been emigrating (mostly because of lack of comprehensive health services in their regions), and why they are allowed free access to the U.S. The My Source spots facilitated this collaboration with the stations.

Station Resources: PIC is offering partnership opportunities to stations for community engagement. PBS Hawaii will re-air Unnatural Causes and will produce wraparound content as the issue addressed in the film is currently relevant to our community.