In 2019, Act To Change spearheaded the inaugural National AAPI Day Against Bullying+Hate on May 18, in honor of the birthday of Vincent Chin. This year marks 40 years since Vincent Chin was murdered in a brutal hate crime. May 18, 2022 would have been his 67th birthday. 40 years later, anti-AAPI sentiment still persists in our society. Anti-Asian hate crimes increased by 339% in 2021.
May is also Mental Health Awareness Month. The AAPI community has the lowest help-seeking rate of any racial group, due to lack of awareness, and linguistic and cultural barriers.
We’re proud to host the 4th annual national AAPI Day Against Bullying+Hate with the support of municipalities, elected officials and partner organizations. Please join us for a day of commemorative activities and a signature virtual event.
It is more important now than ever that we stand up to racism, and protect our youth from bullying.
UNITED WE HEAL
Our virtual livestreamed program will highlight the importance of mental health and wellness in breaking barriers for the AAPI community. This program will feature a number of guests ranging from celebrities and leaders in entertainment, activism, health and wellness, and more.
Wed, May 18, 2022 3pm PT / 6pm ET
IN-PERSON COMMUNITY RECEPTION
This Community Reception, at the historic Japanese American National Museum in the Little Tokyo neighborhood of Los Angeles, will be an opportunity to meet and connect with others in celebration of not only our work as an anti-bullying organization for AAPI youth, but also the work of AAPI leaders and changemakers across the country.
Wed, May 18, 2022 6-9pm PT / 9-12am ET
Become an event sponsor and receive recognition on the event webpage and social media, and verbal mention during the event. To become an Advocate, Champion or Trailblazer Level Sponsor, visit acttochange.org/donate. To become a corporate sponsor, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Our 2022 Sponsors
2022 Individual Sponsors
Richard Leong | Daniel Martin | NaDa Shoemaker | Soha Shah | Gita Pancholy | Sona Pancholy |
2022 Community Sponsors
Participating Cities and States
We are proud to have cities and states across the country every year on this day, including the following from 2021:
Become a partner organization. If you’re part of a non-profit/community organization, email us at email@example.com to receive a partner toolkit with guidelines for a statement, social media, and event graphics.
Thank you to the 115 organizations across the country that are supporting the National AAPI Day Against Bullying+Hate in 2022. These include:
Asia Society Southern California
Asian American Psychological Association
Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC
Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS)
Asian Pacific Fund
Asian Pacific Community Fund
Asian Pacific Islander American Vote
CAPE (Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment)
Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership
Filipino Young Leaders Program (FYLPRO)
Hate Is A Virus
Japanese American Citizens League
Japanese American National Museum
Jeremy Lin Foundation
LA vs Hate, LA County Commission on Human Relations
National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA)
National Council of Asian Pacific Americans
National LGBTQ+ Bar Association
STOMP Out Bullying
Teach For America
In 2021, we were joined by 250+ organizations and nearly 50 cities and states. in commemorating the AAPI Day Against Bullying + Hate. Watch the event United We Stand 2021 here and United We Stand 2020 here.