EMS works with a network of over 2,000 ethnic media outlets nationwide

EMS informs and engages hard-to reach communities on critical issues

EMS enhances the capacity of ethnic media through reporting, fellowships and briefings

Coming
Events

COUNTING THE YOUNGEST MATTERS MOST IN 2020 CENSUS

WHEN/WHERE:  Sept. 27,  11 AM – 1 PM. EMS is launching a contest for 14 to 21 year olds to produce creative messages about why their families count. We’re asking our local media partners to join us in recruiting contestants and promoting awareness of why the youngest among us must be counted. World Affairs Council, 312 Sutter St, Suite 200 San Francisco, CA 94108

 

TBD: NATIONAL TELEBRIEFING ON DEPT. OF HOMELAND SECURITY RULE CHANGE RE. PUBLIC CHARGE

WHY: Legal experts and immigrant rights advocates will update ethnic media on the government programs involved in Homeland Security’s new rules limiting legal immigration. Topics include: the immigrant populations targeted, the legal challenges to stop the new rules from going into effect and what immigrants applying for green cards should do.

 


RECENT EVENTS

ETHNIC MEDIA BRIEFING: CONSUMER FRAUD

WHEN/WHERE:  Sept. 18 11 AM – 1 PM. Federal Trade Commission briefing with ethnic media and community stakeholders on consumer fraud in Charleston, West Va. Venue TBA.

 

NATIONAL TELEBRIEFING: FOR ETHNIC MEDIA WITH LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE EDUCATION FUND — what’s at stake in reauthorization of the Higher Education Act

WHEN/WHERE: August 30,  10:00 AM PST – 11 AM PST/1 PM EST – 2 PM EST

WHY: As the fall semester begins, the telebriefing will provide vital new data and information on efforts to reduce the disparities in access to higher education.

 

LA COUNTY ETHNIC MEDIA SUMMIT ON 2020 CENSUS

WHEN/WHERE: August 28, 2019, 1 PM – 5 PM, California Community Foundation’s Joan Palevsky Center, 281 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles, CA 90012

WHY: A Census strategy summit of the ethnic media community within the greater Los Angeles media market, coordinated by ImpreMedia, California Black Media, EMS.  Whether it’s print, radio, TV or digital, the ethnic media sector is poised to play a central role in informing, engaging, and mobilizing the diverse communities in our region about their stakes in a complete count in the 2020 census.

WHO: Academic experts, leading advocates,  county agency heads, ad agency representatives and ethnic media reporters who have been reporting on the census will share topics, issues, editorial strategies, advertising possibilities.

 

MEDIA BRIEFING:  CHALLENGES TO EMERGENCY RESPONSE THURSDAY, AUGUST 1, 11 AM TO 1 PM / Paramount Fire Station No. 31 – 7521 Somerset Blvd., Paramount 

WHEN/WHERE: Thursday, August 1, 11 AM to 1 PM, Paramount Fire Station No. 31-7521 Somerset Blvd., Paramount

WHY: As 911 calls for emergency medical services have skyrocketed and extreme weather has meant more frequent and more intense fires, LA County Fire faces the additional challenge of outdated emergency communications systems and aging life-saving equipment and rescue vehicles. To share its challenges and gather community input as it plans for the future, LA County Fire invites you to tour one of its neighborhood fire stations, hear from frontline firefighters, paramedics and 911 dispatchers, and talk to Department leaders who will report on what is needed to keep our neighborhoods and its firefighters safe.

WHO:
– LA County Supervisor Janice Hanh

– LA County Fire Chief Daryl Osby
– Assistant Fire Chief Eleni Pappas
– Frontline firefighters/paramedics and 911 dispatchers (including Spanish and Tagalog speakers)
– LA County Fire Medical Director and ER doctor

MEDIA BRIEFING: LA County Fire Dept’s Challenges to Keep Our Neighborhoods Safe – Surge in 911 Calls, Larger and More Destructive Fires, Outdated Equipment

Tour Fire Stations and Dispatch Center – Interview Chief and Frontline Firefighters/Paramedics

WHEN/WHERE: Monday, August 12, 1 PM to 3 PM – LA County Fire Dept. HQ & 911 Dispatch Center / 1320 N Eastern Ave., Los Angeles, 90063

WHY: As 911 calls for emergency medical services have skyrocketed and extreme weather has meant more frequent and more intense fires, LA County Fire faces the additional challenge of outdated emergency communications systems and aging life-saving equipment and rescue vehicles. To share its challenges and gather community input as it plans for the future, LA County Fire invites you to tour one of its neighborhood fire stations, hear from frontline firefighters, paramedics and 911 dispatchers, and talk to Department leaders who will report on what is needed to keep our neighborhoods and its firefighters safe.

WHO:
– LA County Fire Chief Daryl L. Osby
– Fire Capitain Eric Suarez
– Dr. Clayton Kazan, LA County Fire Medical Director
– Frontline firefighters/paramedics and 911 dispatchers

(including Mandarin, Cantonese, Spanish, Vietnamese, and Korean speakers)

Stay tuned for our exclusive event coverage on these events. 

Current
Focus
Areas

The 2020 Census

Raising awareness of what’s at stake for immigrant and minority communities with the upcoming 2020 Census.

Immigrant Rights

Tracking the politics of immigration reform and how it intersects with human and civil rights.

Consumer Fraud

Helping to build ethnic media’s capacity to report on scams in communities.

Safe, Clean Water

Promoting awareness of LA County’s efforts to modernize its water management system.

Environment

Expanding ethnic media’s coverage on and about the environment: from sea level rise to wetlands reclamation.

Voting Rights

Enlisting ethnic media as an advocacy voice to promote voting rights and shine a spotlight on voter repression.

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