5th Annual National AAPI Day Against Bullying & Hate

Act To Change is rallying the nation – including cities, elected officials, influencers, and community organizations – around the 5th Annual National AAPI Day Against Bullying and Hate.

May 18, 2023 would have been Vincent Chin’s 68th birthday. Chin’s life was cut short four decades ago in a hate crime where two men brutally attacked him just because he looked Asian.

The continued hate crimes against the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community, and the recent shootings in Monterey Park and Half Moon Bay have deeply shaken up our community, while also reminding us of our resilience and our power to heal in unity.

We are gathering on May 18 to honor Vincent Chin and to remind AAPI youth that you are the future of our nation, and that you all belong here. Join us virtually or in-person to celebrate our youth and their creativity, beauty and power.

Here’s how you can support the National AAPI Day Against Bullying and Hate:


Join us for an evening of unity, community, healing and uplifting AAPI youth, with fun food, boba, and cocktails by Amit Gulati, Executive Chef & Owner of Spilled Milk and delicious desserts by Rose Ave Bakery. We’re excited to honor some exemplary leaders with our annual awards, provide a platform to youth voices, heal together as a community, and rise up as a collective force against bullying. Event tickets are tax-deductible.

Larz Anderson House, Washington, D.C
Thursday, May 18, 2023 | 6 – 9pm EST


We’re hosting a series of Instagram Live conversations leading up to May 18.

These Live sessions will feature discussions with community leaders on issues of mental health, community healing and bullying prevention. Watch our chat with actor and author Sheetal Sheth, and actor Mason Temple.

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Daniel Dae Kim
Actor, director, producer and activist
Kiran Ahuja
Director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM)
Ryan Alexander Holmes
Changemaker of the Year
Annie Leyao Dong
Changemaker of the Year
Partnership Organization of the Year
AAPI Youth Rising
Allied Organization of the Year
Sheetal Sheth as one of Act To Change Special Guest
Sheetal Sheth
award-winning actress, author, and producer
Rosanna Gao as Act To Change Youth Ambassador
Rosanna Gao
student at Yale, and Youth Equity Council for Changemakers and Youth Ambassador at Act To Change
Daniel Martin as one of Act To Change Special Guest
Daniel Martin
celebrity makeup artist, and Global Director of Artistry and Education of Tatcha
Elizabeth Kleinrock
anti-bias and anti-racist educator, and Founder of Teach and Transform
Maulik Pancholy as a Co-Founder of Act To Change
Maulik Pancholy
actor, author, and Chair of Act To Change
Shan Rizwan
content creator
Sarah Ha
Vice President, National Community Alliances at Teach For America
Bing Chen
Bing Chen
CEO of AU Holdings & Gold House, and Advisory Council Member of Act To Change
Soukprida Phetmisy
Head of AAPI Alliances, Teach For America
Sunny Vachher
Entertainment Executive, Producer, Activist

Become an event sponsor and receive recognition on our event webpage and social media, and verbal mention during the event. To join us as a corporate or individual sponsor, please email info@acttochange.org.


Sona Pancholy

NaDa Shoemaker

Sonia Wu

Gita Pancholy


May 18 is proclaimed as the National AAPI Day Against Bullying and Hate in over 40 cities, states and jurisdictions.

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  • Albuquerque, NM
  • Alhambra, CA
  • Arcadia, CA
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Birmingham, AL
  • Boston, MA
  • Boulder, CO
  • Buena Park, CA
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Cupertino, CA
  • Des Moines, IA
  • Honolulu, HI
  • Houston, TX
  • Huntsville, AL
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Iowa City, IA
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • La Puente, CA
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Montgomery County, MD
  • Montgomery, AL
  • New Orleans, LA
  • New York City, NY
  • Oklahoma City, OK
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Portland, OR
  • Providence, RI
  • Riverside, CA
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Seattle, WA
  • Torrance, CA
  • Urbandale, IA
  • Washington, DC
  • Whatcom County, WA
  • State of Colorado
  • State of Louisiana
  • State of Michigan
  • State of Ohio

Act To Change is proud to have the support of nearly 100 organizations, including:

AAPI Youth Rising
Asia Society Southern California
Asian Americans Advancing Justice – AAJC
Asian Pacific Fund
Define American
Filipino Young Leaders Program (FYLPRO)
Gold House
Japanese American Citizens League
Jeremy Lin Foundation
The Korean American Community Foundation of San Francisco (KACF-SF)
OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates
Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC)
The Sikh Coalition
STOMP Out Bullying
Teach For America