About Asian Media Access
The mission of Asian Media Access is to connect the disconnected. AMA
strives to achieve its mission through five distinctive divisions: Film
Exhibition, Media Education, Media Production, Media Technology, and
RICE (Reaching Immigrant with Care and Education).
Incorporated in August 1992, Asian Media Access, Inc. (AMA) is a comprehensive, multi-media based community advocacy organization. AMA is dedicated to using multi-media arts and technology as tools for social betterment. AMA recognizes that multi-media and technology are essential for advocacy, communication and education, in order to mobilize communities, and young people; to engage in understanding and communicating of Pan Asian issues; and to arrive at a participatory decision making process for a safe, supportive environment for all.
As multimedia is defined by the Oxford Dictionary – “using more than one medium of expression or communication including film, dance, video, audio, design, drama, acrobatics, and stage effects”. By effectively utilizing these different tools, AMA creates as well as presents programs that educate and enrich the communities. We believe the multi-media arts and information technology empower all of us with critical thinking and promote good citizenship—especially important as we prepare young people to be tomorrow’s leaders. Our thought-provoking multi-media education, exhibitions, stage performances, resourceful educational products and youth programs encourage deep reflection, challenge previous assumptions, provide solace, and allow participants to develop their own way of connection in timeless works of creation, communication and community building.
AMA’s Artistic Vision
Unleashing creativity through multimedia arts and channeling risk
behavior and vulnerability toward leadership, in order to challenge
stereotypical beliefs and create a society that values and enriches
young people’s transition into adulthood, creating a community-based
response to cross cultural/generational understanding.
The Organization’s programs are as follows:
RICE (Reaching Immigrant with Case and Education)
– RICE provides services to artists and AAPIs, especially young
artists, with counseling, financial literacy workshops and other
supportive services. For example, What About Us? is a support group for
female youth artists that helps the participants better understand and
navigate their bi-cultural lives. This division also includes –
“Ramen Ya” - the transitional housing that offers shelter, employment
training, and intervention services. The Ramen Ya (Noodle House)
transitional housing supports six beds for runaway and homeless girls
with safe and dignified living, up to 18 months.
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