6th Annual National AAPI Day Against Bullying and Hate

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Act To Change is rallying the nation – including cities, elected officials, influencers, and community organizations – around the 6th Annual National AAPI Day Against Bullying and Hate.

May 18, 2024 would have been Vincent Chin’s 69th 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.

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, nearly 11,500 cases of anti-AAPI violence and hate have been reported. AAPI youth face unprecedented amounts of bullying online and offline. Anti-Asian hate crimes decreased for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic – a 33% drop from 2021 to 2022.

Our work of raising awareness and bullying prevention helps to increase tolerance, safety and belonging among AAPI youth. 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.

Imagine a Day Without (AAPI) Bullying

Saturday, May 18, 2024
11 AM to 4 PM PST

Rideback Ranch
1660 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles

Join us for an immersive luncheon with impact panels, roundtable discussions, and interactive sessions around bullying awareness and prevention. Panels include The Power of Storytelling, Spotlight on Asian American Creators & Founders, and more!

9 ways to support the National AAPI Day Against Bullying and Hate

  1. Take the Act To Change pledge against bullying
  2. Share Day Against Bullying and Hate Graphics (tag us @acttochange)
  3. Make a fully tax-deductible donation to Act To Change
  4. Email us at info@acttochange.org to become a Corporate or an Individual Sponsor
  5. Stream One Day of AAPI History Lesson by AAPI Youth Rising
  6. Download and share the 2024 AAPI Anti-Bullying Book List
  7. Explore mental health resources from National AAPI Mental Health Association
  8. Explore multi-lingual resources on our website
  9. Organize within your communities with our Racism Is A Virus toolkit and Homeroom Anti-Bullying Workshop guide
IMPACT AWARDEES
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Geena Rocero
Emmy Nominated and an Award Winning Producer, Writer and Director
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Maia and Alex Shibutani
Two-time Olympic medalists, First ballot U.S. Figure Skating Hall of Fame Inductees, Authors, and Producers
2024 AWARDEES
Jason Liaw
Jason Liaw
2024 Changemaker of the Year, 2023 Youth Ambassador Program Alumnus
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CA vs Hate / California Civil Rights Department
2024 Allied Organization of the Year
KEYNOTE SPEAKER
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Gordon Cormier
Actor, Avatar The Last Airbender
SPECIAL GUESTS
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AAPI Youth Rising
2023 Changemaker of the Year
Venus Jenkins
A.K. Venus Jenkins
Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder, Chargenet Station
Annie Dong
Annie Dong
2023 Changemaker of the Year, 2022 Youth Ambassador Program Alumna
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Veejay Floresca
Fashion Designer
Ryan Alexander Holmes
Ryan Alexander Holmes
Actor, digital creator, and 2023 Changemaker of the Year
Vali Chandrasekaran
Vali Chandrasekaran
Writer and Executive Producer, Modern Family, 30 Rock
Shawn Parikh
Shawn Parikh
Writer on NBC’s #1 comedy, NIGHT COURT
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Matthew Sugiyama
Chapter Leader and Legislative Action Committee lead at AAPI Youth Rising, Act To Change Youth Ambassador
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Aya Hashi
Founder and Club President of Japanese Culture Club, member of the Asian American Journalism Association
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Patrick Lee
Co-Founder & Founding CEO of Rotten Tomatoes
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Andrew Chau
Co-founder and CEO of Boba Guys and Tea People US
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Michelle Lee
Founder and Principal of Monologue
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Teresa Hsiao
Writer/Producer, Co-Creator, Showrunner and Executive Producer of AWKWAFINA IS NORA FROM QUEENS
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Willow Ryu-Whitney
Vice-President of Asian American Heritage Club
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Michelle Sun
Actress, Cafe by the Highway
SPONSORS
INDIVIDUAL SPONSORS

Sona Pancholy

Gita Pancholy

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.

PROCLAMATIONS

Thank you to the 45+ cities, states and jurisdictions that have proclaimed May 18 as the AAPI Day Against Bullying and Hate.

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  • Albuquerque, NM
  • Arcadia, CA
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Birmingham, AL
  • Boston, MA
  • Boulder, CO
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Columbia, SC
  • Columbus, GA
  • Cupertino, CA
  • Davenport, IA
  • Des Moines, IA
  • Fairfax County, VA
  • Fayetteville, NC
  • Fernley, VA
  • Hartford, CT
  • Honolulu, HI
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Iowa City, IA
  • Long Beach, CA
  • Montgomery County, MD
  • Montgomery, AL
  • New Orleans, LA
  • New York City, NY
  • Oxnard, CA
  • Plainfield, NJ
  • Portland, OR
  • Providence, RI
  • Reno, NV
  • Riverside, CA
  • Rockford, IL
  • San Diego County, CA
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Santa Ana, CA
  • Springfield, MA
  • St. Petersburg, FL
  • State of Illinois
  • State of Maryland
  • State of Michigan
  • State of Oregon
  • State of Wisconsin
  • Torrance, CA
  • Virginia Beach, VA
  • Washington, DC
  • Washoe County, NV
  • Whatcom County, WA
  • Winnebago County, IL
PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS

Thank you to the 70+ Partner Organizations who are joining us in commemorating the 6th Annual National AAPI Day Against Bullying and Hate.

AAPI Youth Rising (AYR)
Asia Society Southern California (ASSC)
Asian American Progressive Student Union (AAPSU)
Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA) — AFL-CIO
Asian Texans for Justice
Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO)
CACF – Coalition for Asian American Children + Families
Chinatown YMCA
Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL)
Filipino American Lawyers of San Diego (FALSD)
GLAAD
Gold House
Japanese American Citizens League (JACL)
Japanese American National Museum (JANM)/Democracy Center
Jeremy Lin Foundation
Korean American Coalition – Los Angeles (KAC-LA)
Montgomery County Progressive Asian American Network (MoCoPAAN)
National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association (NAAPIMHA)
National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA)
National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF)
OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates
Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF)
Sikh Coalition
Stop AAPI Hate
The Asian American Foundation
Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience

BECOME A 2024 EVENT SPONSOR

Join our movement as a 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.

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2023 GALA VIDEOS
2023 IMPACT AWARDEES
Daniel Dae Kim
Actor, director, producer and activist
Kiran Ahuja
Director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM)
2023 GALA AWARDEES
Ryan Alexander Holmes
Changemaker of the Year
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Annie Leyao Dong
Changemaker of the Year
Sephora
Partnership Organization of the Year
AAPI Youth Rising
Allied Organization of the Year
SPECIAL GUESTS
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
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Elizabeth Kleinrock
anti-bias and anti-racist educator, and Founder of Teach and Transform
Maulik Pancholy as a Co-Founder of Act To Change
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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
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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
PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS

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

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2023 Impact Awardee Daniel Dae Kim’s Anti-bullying Advice.
Further advice from Daniel Dae Kim here.