WM Capstone Dinner: Michelle Li
- $100.00 - Non-Member/Guest Ticket
- $1,300.00 - Table Sponsor (10 Tickets)
235 Louis St NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
United States of America
In January, KSDK-TV’s Michelle Li made national news when a viewer asked her to “keep her Korean to herself” after she noted in a news broadcast that she ate dumpling soup on New Year’s Day and explained the tradition is “what a lot of Korean people do.”
The aftermath led to a public outcry, a healing conversation with the caller, an appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” and – most importantly – the opportunity to foster conversations about cultural diversity.
At this event, Michelle will share her insights into communicating about diversity and career development honed over two decades of professional and community experience.
The award-winning journalist founded The Very Asian Foundation this year after going viral and previously spent many years supporting adoptees through heritage camps and volunteer tours to Korea. She has also launched a program to support Missouri children in foster care and won a Congressional award for adoption advocacy. Michelle’s journalistic work has been honored with a national Peabody Award, several national Edgar R. Murrow awards, and multiple regional Emmys – often dealing with race or gender inequities. Michelle has appeared on CNN, NBC, CBS, ABC, and The Washington Post. Michelle currently resides in St. Louis with her family. She is @michellelitv on most platforms.
Michelle Li, NBC St. Louis consumer report/anchor
Michelle spent many years supporting adoptees through heritage camps and volunteer tours to Korea. She also launched a program to support Missouri children in foster care. All of this led to a congressional award in 2010. Michelle’s journalistic work has been honored with a national Peabody Award, several national Murrows, and multiple regional Emmys– often dealing with race or gender inequities. Michelle has appeared on CNN, NBC, CBS, ABC, and The Washington Post.
Michelle currently resides in St. Louis with her family. She is @michellelitv on most platforms.
Jennifer A. Pascua is the marketing director at Broadway Grand Rapids. Jennifer is familiar to the West Michigan community. Previously, she was on the Community Relations team at Spectrum Health where her focus was on relationship management. During the pandemic, she started teaching at Hope College as an adjunct professor in the Communication Department and launched a media freelance group, Halo Halo Multimedia, LLC. She worked at Serendipity Media as the Content Engagement Manager and previously spent 25 years as a Broadcast Journalist, most recently at WZZM in Grand Rapids. She holds a BA from Northern Illinois University and an MS from Grand Valley State University. Connect with Jennifer- https://www.linkedin.com/in/jenniferpascua/
5:00-5:30 p.m. Meet and Greet Michelle Li
5:30-6 p.m. Check In & Networking
6-7:30 p.m. Dinner & Event
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