The California State University and Sacramento State University will offer a free virtual summit “Mentoring and Elevating the Next Generation of Asian Pacific Islander Desi Americans (APIDAs) in News, Theatre and Cinema” on Friday, Sept. 17, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The goal of the summit is to offer middle, high school and university students across the CSU a rare glimpse into the work and lives of successful APIDAs in the news, theatre and cinema industries.

The speakers include CSU Chancellor Joseph I Castro; Robert Nelsen, president of Sacramento State University; Wenda Fong, CSU trustee, television producer and creative executive; Alexandra Huynh, National Youth Poet Laureate; Bo Yeon Kim and Erika Lippoldt, television writers and co-executive producers for NetFlix’s “Sweet Tooth”; Richard Lui, journalist and MSNBC and NBC News anchor; and David Henry Hwang, playwright, librettist, television and screenwriter.

The summit is sponsored by the CSU Entertainment Alliance, Sacramento State Associated Students, Inc. and Sacramento State Student Organizations & Leadership.

To attend, visit the summit registration site.