Prime Video is set to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with Amazon Studio’s VOICES event on May 19, 4-7pm.
This event will mark the 1-year anniversary of VOICES series — and it will be in-person! It will feature a discussion with New York Times best-selling author and screenwriter Jenny Han (The Summer I Turned Pretty debuting June 17 on Prime Video; To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before) moderated by DIASPORA’s own Dino-Ray Ramos. The event will also feature opening remarks from Amazon Studios executives, Albert Cheng, COO and Latasha Gillespie, Global Head of DEI, all followed by a celebratory reception. The event will be recorded and made accessible to all on Amazon Live and Prime Video’s YouTube channel on May 27 at 2p ET/5p PT.
This is the eighth installment in the series from Amazon Studio’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion team, which explores the history and data of inequities in Hollywood, and ways we can change exclusionary narratives and amplify talent. VOICES continues to inspect and explore new and important topics that affect all of us, having previously explored VOICES events centering Asian and Pacific Islander, LGBTQ+, Latine, Black, Indigenous, and the neurodivergent communities.
“We started VOICES a year ago as a way to celebrate and amplify API voices in the Entertainment Industry. It was important that we continued those conversations over the past year to amplify and celebrate other historically marginalized communities,” said Gillespie, head of Global DEI at Amazon Studios, Prime Video, and IMDb. “I am thrilled that we are commemorating the one year anniversary with an in-person event honoring the incredibly talented Jenny Han on the precipice of her brand-new Prime Video series, The Summer I Turned Pretty.”