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Full Text of HR0831  102nd General Assembly

HR0831 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY


  

 


 
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HOUSE RESOLUTION

 
2    WHEREAS, The members of the Illinois House of
3Representatives wish to congratulate the Foundation for Asian
4American Independent Media (FAAIM) and the Asian American
5Showcase on celebrating emerging Asian American artists and
6helping them reach a wider audience for over 25 years; and
 
7    WHEREAS, FAAIM was founded in 1995 to bring the rich and
8diverse voices within the filmmaking and visual arts to a
9wider audience; and
 
10    WHEREAS, FAAIM holds a variety of community-based events;
11most notably, the foundation hosts the annual Asian American
12Showcase, a film festival in Chicago to support artists and
13create a grassroots audience for their work; and
 
14    WHEREAS, FAAIM understands the lack of visibility in art
15and media when it comes to Asian American representation, and
16often when Asian Americans do receive representation in art
17and media, they are portrayed with outdated, harmful
18stereotypes; the foundation aims to counter these beliefs; and
 
19    WHEREAS, FAAIM also understands that Asian Americans
20struggle to access the necessary resources and equipment to
21produce their work or art and also face difficulties in

 

 

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1distributing their work; and
 
2    WHEREAS, FAAIM was founded and continues to be sustained
3by a group of deeply committed and dedicated individuals,
4including Festival Director Tim Hugh, Film Programming
5Directors Jonathan Laxamana and Jon Monteverde, and
6Programming and Marketing Director Huu T. Ly, without whose
7passion we would not have been able to enjoy more than 25 years
8of valuable programming in the form of the Asian American
9Showcase; therefore, be it
 
10    RESOLVED, BY THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ONE
11HUNDRED SECOND GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS, that
12we congratulate the Foundation for Asian American Independent
13Media (FAAIM) and the Asian American Showcase on promoting the
14work of Asian American artists for over 25 years; and be it
15further
 
16    RESOLVED, That suitable copies of this resolution be
17presented to the Foundation for Asian American Independent
18Media (FAAIM) and the Asian American Showcase.