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ASIAN AMERICAN JOURNALISTS GATHER IN WASHINGTON; JOURNALISTS TO EXPLORE 'FACING THE FUTURE'

 ASIAN AMERICAN JOURNALISTS GATHER IN WASHINGTON;
 JOURNALISTS TO EXPLORE 'FACING THE FUTURE'
 The national convention of the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) kicks off next week with more 600 Asian American journalists convening in Washington to examine, evaluate and encourage fair, accurate and sensitive news coverage of Asian American community issues.
 WHO: The four-day convention features numerous prominent
 speakers, including:
 -- Washington Mayor Sharon Pratt Kelly
 -- George Takei, actor and political activist
 -- Angela E. Oh, 1992 president-elect of the Korean
 American Bar Association
 -- Gloria Steinem, author and activist
 -- Peter Pritchard, editor, USA TODAY
 -- Helen Zia, executive editor, Ms. magazine
 WHEN: Aug. 26-29
 WHERE: The Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. N.W.,
 Washington
 WHAT: The convention features four days of workshops, panels
 and other meetings, including:
 -- Dealing With Prejudice
 -- After the L.A. Riots
 -- The Race for Equality
 -- Asians and AIDS
 -- Asian Americans: Voices and Perceptions
 -- From Ethnic to Mainstream -- Viewing the Story From
 Different Perspectives
 -- A Rape Victim's Privacy
 -- On the Campaign Trail
 NOTES:
 -- Media representatives are invited to cover the convention. For a detailed schedule, please call Peter Hong, Business Week, 202-463-1624.
 -- AAJA, formed in 1981, has more than 1,100 members, with 13 chapters nationwide. More than 600 working journalists are expected to attend the convention, representing virtually every network and major daily across the country. Convention fundraising activities will benefit the association's scholarship fund.
 CONTACT: Catherine Yang, 202-463-1638, or Peter Hong, 202-463-1624, both of the Asian American Journalists Association.
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