2016

Grant Recipients

Asian Americans

Council of Asian Pacific Americans

Connecting Asian American Immigrant Communities

$25,000 • Metro Detroit

This project conducted a series of community conversations in the Asian American immigrant population to help bridge the cross cultural communication gaps between parents and children and to document the stories and experiences of this immigrant community through a 10-15 minute film on the impact of the Asian American community in the Southeast Michigan region. The grant was used to bring together multiple generations in this community for a series of dialogues around different themes related to assimilation, in hopes of fostering stronger communication between youth and their parents as well as empowering youth to embrace their ethnic identity and find ways to share it in mainstream spaces.