Bullying Has No Boundaries

By Saad Qureshi, Act to Change Board Member

Pakistan: Akeel

Growing up in Pakistan, I attended an all-boys Catholic school. There, corporal punishment was encouraged. When one of us wasn’t listening or paying attention, my teacher would come around and tell us to hold out our knuckles which he would then slam with a thick ruler. I, of course, was the subject of this punishment several times over the years. 

I was the smallest and youngest kid in my first-grade class. Every day my mom would pack my tiny red lunchbox, which had multiple sections. I would have a sandwich in the large section and my favorite snacks in the little sections. 

Every day when I pulled out my lunch, a boy named Akeel would hover over me and demand that I give him my lunch, or else I would get hit. He also said he would hit me if I told anyone. Sometimes he would eat my lunch and throw out what he didn’t want. Sometimes I would get hit anyway. This went on for months, but it reached a breaking point when Akeel pushed me down on the ground one day, resulting in stitches on my forehead — scars I have to this today.

Flint, Michigan: “Uncle Osama” and David

When I was 10, my family immigrated to the United States. Though I was sad to leave my extended family and friends, I was glad to leave that awful school in Pakistan. 

My uncle at the time was working at General Motors, so the natural place for my family to move to was Flint, Michigan. My family moved into a small house and I attended public school. I have a lot of great memories, but some not-so-nice ones that carry with me to this day.

I was in the sixth grade when the September 11th attacks happened. My least favorite class was gym, where I would wander aimlessly pretending to do some physical activity. That day, I was playing with a basketball when an eighth-grader came over to me and asked why my uncle had attacked his country. I was very confused. He clarified, “Tell your Uncle Osama we’re gonna find him and kill him,” as he snatched the ball out of my hand. I did nothing. I didn’t know his name, just that he was older, bigger and taller than me. 

High school was a blur. My school was fairly diverse, from race and ethnicity to class and socioeconomic status. I came from a low-income household and started my first job at 14 at my family’s gas station. The little money I would make, I saved for college. 

Embarrassed to use my free/reduced lunch card in front of my friends, I would spend a lot of my lunchtime in the library.

A boy named David and his friends would also hang out there. 

One day, I walked in wearing my favorite red and white sweatshirt and jeans. “What the f*** are you wearing?” asked David laughing. “Do you shop at the Goodwill?” (In all honesty, I did buy that sweatshirt at the Goodwill, but how could he tell?) I saw that David was wearing a blue hoodie with an Abercrombie & Fitch logo inscribed on the front. I stopped wearing my red and white hoodie after that day. I stopped hanging out in the library during lunch. I would instead sit with my friends in a distant hallway and eat Combos, pretending I was too cool for real lunch. 

Connecticut: “The Gay Test”

I stayed home for college. My parents told me it would be the cheapest option. I graduated with high honors and made my way to Connecticut to teach. Suddenly, I was not only dealing with lesson plans and grading but everyday student problems. The thing that I was having a hard time defining suddenly became a part of my everyday life. My kids were constantly calling each other names and shouting out threats. I also became a target of this name-calling. My own students began laughing at the way I dressed and walked and talked. I recall a particular moment in advisory period when my students did a “test” to see if I was gay. One student asked me to look at my nails. When I followed through, I began being laughed at. “Mr. you have to face them towards you, if you hold out your hand, that means you’re gay.” You see, bullying does not have an age limit. Eventually, I stopped wearing bowties and bright colors. I’ve even worked to correct my “gay walk” and not look at my nails a certain way.  

Bullying does not have geographical boundaries or age limits. The repeated experiences followed me through my youth in Pakistan to Michigan, and to Connecticut as an educator. 

I thought to myself, I couldn’t do it. There were so many days that I just wanted to give up. I wish I had told someone. I wish I had reached out. I’m glad I kept pushing through. I made my way out. I now work for an organization that welcomes every part of my identity. I live in a city where I don’t have to think twice about the way I dress or walk. I surround myself with friends that are supportive. I block people on social media that leave rude comments on my photos. I do yoga to relax my mind and body. I encourage others as well to avoid spaces that make you feel unsafe and avoid people that make you feel unwelcome. If you’re being bullied or witnessing someone else being bullied, please tell someone. We can only break the cycle of bullying by calling it out and reporting it.   


We’re Looking for a Los Angeles Based Intern!

Led by actor and activist Maulik Pancholy, Act To Change is a national nonprofit dedicated to fighting bullying in the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. Act To Change’s vision is simple: We envision a world where all youth, including within the AAPI community, have the opportunity to grow up feeling proud and supported in the development of their identity and sharing of their stories. 

Act To Change is seeking a highly motivated, self-sufficient intern to support the planning of Los Angeles-based youth event in October. The start date is immediate. Most work will be done remotely. 

Application deadline: August 28, 2019

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate logistics for a youth event in October in Los Angeles
  • Draft written and visual materials to publicize the event
  • Make calls and draft emails to partners
  • Attend and support the October event (date TBD)
  • Draft and post social media, blog posts, and newsletters
  • Administrative support

Qualifications:

  • Current undergraduate or graduate student
  • Los Angeles area based
  • Professional and resourceful
  • Detail-oriented
  • Can adhere to deadlines

Time commitment: 10-15 hours/week

Compensation*: A stipend of $100/week will be provided.

Apply here by August 28, 2019. 

*The Board reserves the right to reduce or withhold stipend if work is not delivered. 

The Negative Impacts of Bullying on Sleep

Written by Kristina Miladinovic, Sleepline.com

What’s the probability of a class bully to be sleep-deprived and too tired to make good decisions? As scientists tell us, it’s very high. Sleep problems can appear before bullying and they aggravate if more bullying takes place. Both bullies and victims suffer from irregular or insufficient sleep. Learning about good sleep habits and how to instill them helps bullies become less aggressive. On the other hand, victims are more likely to cope with stress better after a good night’s sleep.

Bullying and sleep – the connection

Those who bully typically have untidy sleep schedules. Our sleep has to be long enough, of good quality, and a part of a routine. This means going to bed and getting up at approximately the same time. If the last criterion is not met, the other two can hardly be. 

Poor sleep makes us less sensitive to others and more sensitive to things that happen to us – we deal with stress poorly. This is how bullies become more aggressive and victims become and remain victims.

That’s right, children can become victims if they look tired and “weak” to bullies, which makes them an easy target.

What sleep problems do young people involved in bullying have?

Every child who is involved in bullying experiences sleep problems. This includes bullies, victims, and bully-victims (those who bully and are bullied by other children or adults). These are the most common sleep problems:

  • Insomnia (they can’t fall asleep or remain asleep throughout the night)
  • Bedtime fears (they are afraid of the dark or wake up and are afraid to go back to sleep)
  • Short sleep time (children from 6 to 13 need about 9-11 hours of sleep, and teens aged 14 to 17 need between 8-10 hours). If you are unsure your child is getting enough sleep, seek professional advice.
  • Restless legs syndrome (this disease “doesn’t allow” a child to rest or relax (especially at night) because if he or she attempts to rest, there will be uncomfortable sensations in their legs, urging them to move. This disease makes falling asleep very difficult)
  • Parasomnias (abnormalities like sleepwalking, night terrors, bedwetting, and teeth grinding)
  • Non-restorative sleep (poor quality sleep that does not offer a feeling of freshness and restfulness after sleep)
  • Excessive daytime sleepiness (fatigue, poor concentration, lack of energy and motivation)
  • Sleep-disordered breathing (especially obstructive sleep apnea whose symptoms are snoring and a short stop in breathing which causes waking up. It’s a common problem among bullies and children with ADHD)

Chronic sleep problems are likely to cause anxiety, depression, and lead to poor memory and attention. All of these may severely affect a child – a student who enjoyed learning and going to school may become distant from social activities, with poorer grades and worse sports achievements. 

Poor sleep may cause bullying

When there is more bullying, there are more sleep problems for both bullies and victims. The percentage of children who never experience bullying and have sleep problems is about 25%. However, about 50% of children who cause or experience bullying more than three times a month have sleep problems, and it doesn’t matter if they are a bully or a victim.

So here we need to stop and think – is the act of bullying what causes bullies to sleep poorly after they come home, or is poor sleep making them more aggressive? 

Some studies say that poor sleep can be a trigger of bullying. Someone may have genetic or other predispositions towards aggressiveness but still manage to behave properly when well-rested. This may not be the case after several nights of insufficient sleep. When we are sleep-deprived, we can’t control our emotions well. This means a lack of proper self-conduct for an aggressive person. 

Staying up late often results in non-restorative and insufficient sleep. This is one of the behavioral problems that cause poor sleep – others include external factors such as an abusive family or unacceptable sleeping conditions, like a room that’s too bright, loud or hot. Various health factors or long-lasting untreated sleep disturbances like sleep-disordered breathing can be a cause.

Sleep problems impair the way our brain processes and responds to emotions and stress.

Being introduced to behavioral therapy helps bullies learn how to properly behave during the day and at night, prior to bedtime. This therapy points out all the bad practices and offers healthy choices as a solution. Once good and healthy sleep is established, bullies become less aggressive and more sociable.
Some of the ways to sleep better if you are a bully or being bullied include avoiding social media, TV, computers and other electronic devices in the evening, keeping a regular sleep/wake schedule (even on weekends and holidays), and sleeping in a cool and dark environment.


“I am a Queer Vietnamese American, But Not Always in that Order”

By Viet Tran 

Originally published on the Human Rights Campaign blog.

The diversity of our nation is what makes us stronger and more connected, and immigrants are a part of the beautiful fabric of this country. Throughout history, immigrants have enriched the foundation and culture of the U.S. with our resilient narratives, colorful traditions, and innovative contributions. This Immigrant Heritage Month, let’s celebrate immigrants, their journey and stories.

As a queer Vietnamese immigrant and the child of refugees, during Pride Month and Immigrant Heritage Month I recognize that I am a queer Vietnamese American, but not always necessarily in that order.

The Vietnamese diaspora carries a heavy history marked by war-torn stories, unspoken trauma and unfamiliar transitions in new homes and customs across the globe. My own story starts with my parents.

After the fall of Saigon in 1975, my father was incarcerated in so-called “re-education camps.” My mother, the only daughter out of seven children, worked to support her family while also pursuing education. She eventually became one of Saigon’s most respected educators and teachers.

It was in the early 1990s when my parents sought asylum to the U.S. However, after enduring years of austere conditions and trauma in the incarceration camps, my father would not make the trip abroad with my mother and me.

They named me “Tran Hoai Viet,” after my father, but my name also translated to “Eternally Vietnam” — a powerful reminder to always remember the country we left.

Immigrant, Vietnamese, Viet Tran, queer

Though I was born abroad, I grew up in the U.S. and, like many other immigrants and first-generation folks, I struggle to navigate and reconcile my Vietnamese roots and my American upbringing.

When I first came out as gay, I was afraid of the ways it would further complicate my multiple identities and two distinct cultures and traditions.

To me, being a queer Vietnamese immigrant means that my coming out experience is a lifelong and ongoing process and oftentimes a two-front battle. In 2008, I came out to my friends in English. In 2018, I came out to my mom — yet this second time was entirely in Vietnamese. It was important to me to come out to my immigrant mother in a language that she understood best.

Heavy cultural expectations and language barriers made my coming out process even more challenging as someone who was navigating at the intersections of being queer, Vietnamese, American and an immigrant.

Many LGBTQ API immigrants will often share similar experiences and challenges. Many of us are at the cusp of two hemispheres, two generations, two tongues and, in many cases, two lives. The process to reconcile our multiple identities and experiences sometimes extends a lifetime.

As I honor Immigrant Heritage Month and my own story, I recognize that there is still a need for more representation and visibility across the spectrum. This Immigrant Heritage Month and Pride Month, I encourage you to explore your own heritage and history, honor the contributions of your communities and share your story to take on the challenges that we still face today.

For more information about the unique experiences of LGBTQ API youth in the U.S., click here. To read more about navigating the intersectional experience of coming out as LGBTQ for API people, click here.

Commemorating the First-Ever AAPI Day Against Bullying and Hate

Cities, elected officials, and advocacy groups rally around a day to fight hate in the Asian American and Pacific Islander community and honor the legacy of Vincent Chin

Today — May 18, 2019 — marks the first-ever Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Day Against Bullying and Hate. This day is led by Act To Change, a national nonprofit dedicated to ending bullying in the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. May 18 is also the birthday of Vincent Chin, who was brutally murdered in 1982, catalyzing a national Asian American movement. Cities and other municipalities across the country have officially declared this day. Act To Change is also partnering with elected officials, influencers, and other nonprofit organizations to spread the word and reaffirm a commitment to standing up to hate and bullying.

“We’re seeing an increasingly anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim, and xenophobic political climate, and kids are facing hate both in and outside the classroom,” says Act To Change Chairman and Co-Founder Maulik Pancholy. “That’s why this inaugural AAPI Day Against Bullying and Hate is so important in highlighting the urgency to act to change this.”

Half of Asian American studentshalf of Muslim American students, and two-thirds of Sikh American students report being bullied. And in one report, over two-thirds of Chinese-Vietnamese, Laotian, Iu-Mien, and Indian American youth said they had been bullied at school. Additionally, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, the number of hate groups is at an all-time high, and the death toll tied to the radical right has increased.

Supporters of AAPI Day Against Bullying and Hate include:

  • Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC
  • Boston City Council
  • City of Hoboken, New Jersey
  • City of Miami, Florida
  • City of Seattle, Washington
  • City of San Francisco, California
  • City of Torrance, California
  • Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus
  • Congressman Frank Pallone
  • County of Burlington, New Jersey
  • County of Passaic, New Jersey
  • Georgia State Representative Sam Park
  • Governor Phil Murphy
  • Japanese American Citizens League
  • Los Angeles City Council
  • Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago
  • National Council of Asian Pacific Americans
  • New York City Council Members Margaret Chin and Peter Koo
  • OCA — Asian Pacific American Advocates
  • Senator Bob Menendez
  • Sikh American Legal Defense & Education Fund
  • Southeast Asia Resource Action Center
  • State of New Jersey Senate and General Assembly

To join the conversation on social media, use #DayAgainstBullying and #ActToChange. Through its website ActToChange.org, Act To Change offers anti-bullying and anti-hate resources including in multiple Asian languages.

Pancholy states, “This day is part of a larger movement of uplifting communities across the country, promoting a culture of tolerance and safety, and celebrating our differences.”

Questions? Contact info@acttochange.org.

Related links:

U.S. Department of Education Release Joint Fact Sheet about Combatting Discrimination against Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) and Muslim, Arab, Sikh, and South Asian (MASSA) students

Cross-posted from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights Newsroom

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, the U.S. Department of Justice’s Educational Opportunities Section, and the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders issued a fact sheet that includes examples of forms of discrimination that members of the Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) and Muslim, Arab, Sikh, and South Asian (MASSA) communities commonly face.

  • The fact sheet in English PDF and in other languages about combating discrimination against Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) and Muslim, Arab, Sikh, and South Asian (MASSA) students.

Working to End Bullying in All Forms

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“Boys will be boys.”

“It happens to everyone.”

“It builds character.”

Unfortunately, these are considered legitimate defenses to bullying in our society. Bullying is pervasive in communities across the country; however, bullying in Asian American and Pacific Islander communities can stem from an entirely different motive. Subtle microaggressions stemming from anti-immigrant sentiments or white privilege can quickly stem into physical, sexual, or emotional bullying. Bullying of children in the AAPI community, no matter the perpetrator, can substantially impact the well-being of children and their views about their place in society and sense of belonging.

I was lucky in my childhood – I wasn’t bullied, but plenty of my peers were. As my generation was becoming known for the use of social media, the internet was becoming the new venue for online harassment, on sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Formspring. In Iowa, the development of technology was not reflected in our legal system. If a complaint of cyberbullying was brought to school officials, the administration had no legal jurisdiction to protect the victim or punish the perpetrator, because the bullying occurred online and outside of school property. This created a huge gap in the frequency of bullying and the extent to which school administrators could protect their students’ emotional and educational well-being. Through my involvement in the Iowa Youth Congress, a mock congress of high school students, we proposed a bill in the Iowa State Legislature that would close this gap and protect students from being bullied online.

In the summer of 2015, I was an Advocacy Intern at the Hindu American Foundation. Dr. Murali Balaji, our Director of Education and Curriculum Reform, approached me with a project, analyzing bullying among Hindu students across the nation. While conducting this research, I reflected on my high school work on bullying.  I realized that my experiences helped me empathize and work with other victims of bullying. By talking to friends and victims of bullying across Iowa, I learned that those defenses to bullying, the “boys will be boys”, are a part of a rhetoric that works against our youth and it defends harassment as an inherent part of our society. That facet of our society is incredibly detrimental to our children. Bullying leads to worse performance in school, and has mental and emotional effects that can even lead to self-harm or suicide. Treating bullying as normal perpetuates a system that normalizes harassment. Breaking down this system is integral to boost the well-being of children who are bullied, especially minority and AAPI children. Working for legislation and conducting research and reports on bullying, are all work that contributes to awareness of bullying, and recognizes that it should not be tolerated by our society. Campaigns like Act To Change play an integral role in empowering youth, educators, and lawmakers to treat bullying as a serious problem. That’s why we can no longer sit on the sidelines: we have to Act to Change.

Aditi Dinakar is a rising Junior at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska. She is studying Marketing and Health Administration and Policy. She hopes to work in government affairs, advocacy, and public policy arena.  Last summer, she was an intern for the Hindu American Foundation, where she worked on the intersection of faith and bullying among Hindus in America. Aditi is passionate about women’s rights, Asian American rights and representation, and new ice cream flavors.

Hindu American students continue to be bullied and feel socially ostracized for their religious beliefs, according to results of Hindu American Foundation’s nationwide survey of middle and high school students.  Download the report here.

This blog post is part of ActToChange.org’s features of voices against bullying. “Act To Change” is a public awareness campaign to address bullying, including in the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. For more information, visit www.ActToChange.org

A Transracial Girl’s Struggle in Finding her Identity between Two Different Cultures

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As a transracial adoptee, I suffered a double layer of bullying because I was Asian, especially as an Asian in an all-white background. I always felt like an outsider living in limbo between my adopted white world and my lack of Asian identity and heritage.

The Asian stereotype of the invisible model minority  never applied to me growing up as I was always seen. I stood out like a sore thumb and that difference made me an easy target for bullies. I’ve been called every Asian slur that you could ever think of and, because of my Vietnamese ethnicity, I’ve been told to row home more times than I can remember.

As a child, I found a sense of solace in sports and started weight-training at six years old with some rusty dumbbells I found around the house. I participated in every sport I could possibly do from tennis to horse-riding. Sports gave me a sense of purpose and self-worth; it gave me a sense of community as I became part an of athletic team. Nowadays most gyms will not allow children without parents. But when I started bodybuilding, chain gyms didn’t exist and anyone of any age could go to the gym as long as you could pay the entrance fee. I thought I would find solace from being bullied when I started going to the gym around the age of 12, but I had no idea that racism would turn into sexist bullying by grown men.

Growing up as the “other”, I thought that to be successful, I needed to fit in by erasing my “Asianness” because that’s what being bullied had always reinforced. Being constantly bullied as a child into young adulthood didn’t give me the confidence to dare to stand out and be different as it stripped away my sense of self. I had no Vietnamese or Asian friends, nor were there any Asian role models in the media. So I didn’t know what it meant to unapologetically stand in my truth and embrace my Asian heritage while also acknowledging my Western identity.

Without a mirror image of myself in the media, I had to create my own narrative as a child. As an adult, this helped me stand in my own truth: to be brave and unapologetically Asian.

The one question we ask ourselves when growing up is “Who am I, who am I to me?” Story sharing is so important to provide us with a mirror image of ourselves and to remind us we’re not alone. This is why Act To Change is such a powerful platform within the Asian American community not just to empower those that are feeling marginalized by being bullied but to remind us all that our story isn’t singular. We are part of a larger community that shares a common bond with similar experiences.

Amazin LeThi is the founder of the Amazin LeThi Foundation, a New York based international organization that inspires Asian youth who identify as LGBTQ and those affected by HIV/AIDS to find their voices through leadership and mentoring, and provides social advocacy for everyone to actively participate in the advancement of equality. She is also an ambassador for Vietnam Relief Services and is the first Asian female Athlete Ally ambassador. On top of all of this, she is also a former competitive natural bodybuilder, qualified fitness trainer, author, and TV / film star.

This blog post is part of ActToChange.org’s features of voices against bullying. “Act To Change” is a public awareness campaign to address bullying, including in the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. For more information, visit www.ActToChange.org

How a Hindu American’s experience being bullied in school still lingers today

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Kids. They pick on each other for such ridiculous things. One of my most distinct memories from 5th grade is my classmates snickering about how much I clicked my pen, and commenting about how it made me “gay” (a word en vogue at the time as something bad that none of us really understood). Although it’s almost funny in retrospect, it was quite troubling at the time, and led me to go home in tears. I had to buy a new pen to stop my classmates from teasing me with a slur I didn’t even understand.  While this was a  minor trifle, easily solved, a lot of the other bullying I faced in middle school was more insidious and damaging – not to mention much more difficult to “solve”. I’m a Hindu American, and I grew up in Texas with textbooks that represented my religion in a way that inspired an inaccurate, misogynistic, exclusivist understanding of Hinduism. The kids in class asked what caste I was, why I worshipped cows, and confidently told me that I was going to hell. I could throw away a malfunctioning pen, but the impact that the snickering, insolent questions, and sarcasm from my teachers had on my understanding of who I was and what I believed was something that actually shook my sense of self. That took far more work to repair. I understood my faith to be grounded in pluralism (a step beyond tolerance), and the basis for my moral values (essentially, who I was). To be told that Hinduism was actually the source of discrimination, that it didn’t value me highly as a woman, and that its ancient practices were too weird to accept in our modern American classroom made me feel small and almost deserving of the thinly veiled disdain I received from even my friends. Bullying is a terrible thing in every form, but when attacks come at who a person is… the wounds cut deeply, and infection is a great threat. This experience isn’t mine alone, and not just one faced by Hindus; it’s one that so many Asian Americans face, and why the Act To Change campaign is such an important movement towards empowerment.

As an adult, the only balm I’ve found is in remembering that a textbook, a teacher, or a confused friend can’t define who I am, or what my faith is. I define my narrative. The prouder I am of that, the easier it is for my siblings, for my nephews and nieces, for the kids I’ve mentored, to own who they are as well.

Hindu American students continue to be bullied and feel socially ostracized for their religious beliefs, according to results of Hindu American Foundation’s nationwide survey of middle and high school students.  Download the report here.

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Kavita Pallod is a graduate of the University of Texas and a current doctoral student pursuing her Psy.D in Clinical Psychology at Rutgers University. She is an Executive Council Member of the Hindu American Foundation, a participating member of Act to Change. She hopes to use her  passion for her faith and her former teaching background to create fair, accurate, representative resources on Hinduism for teachers to use in their classrooms. She is also invested in mental health, and bridging the gap between the Hindu American community and mental health resources.  

This blog post is part of ActToChange.org’s features of voices against bullying. “Act To Change” is a public awareness campaign to address bullying, including in the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. For more information, visit www.ActToChange.org

6 Month Anniversary: The #ActToChange Movement Against Bullying

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YouTube stars AJ Rafael, Timothy DeLaGhetto, and Travis Atreo; rapper MC Jin; The Voice’s Dia Frampton; and American Idol’s Andrew Garcia are among many who have taken the #ActToChange pledge against bullying.

Six months ago today, the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in partnership with the Sikh Coalition and the Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment (CAPE) launched the #ActToChange public awareness campaign to address bullying, including in the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. Backed by a diverse coalition of now more than 60 supporters, including media platforms and national organizations, #ActToChange aims to empower AAPI youth, educators, and communities with information and tools to address and prevent bullying. Check out ActToChange.org, which features video and music empowerment playlists, translated resources, an organizing toolkit and more!

Today, join us on #ActToChange’s six-month anniversary:

  1. Take the pledge against bullyingPicture1
  2. And share this special-edition badge on social media using #ActToChange.FinalPublic