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Are you interested in working with students, families, educators and allies to combat bullying in schools and in the media? Join the board to make an impact on the lives of AAPI youth and put an end to bullying.

Timeline

Applications are due no later than August 1st, 2020.

Interviews will occur on a rolling basis until September 3rd 2020.

 

Board Member Responsibilities

1. Time Commitment Each board member is expected to serve a 2-year calendar term and attend all monthly board meetings.  

2. Be a Lead/Project Manager/Serve as Chief Motivator for at least 1 program or operation-related effort

3. Participate in at least 2 Act To Change programs 

 

 

About Act To Change

Act To Change (ATC) is dedicated to ending bullying, especially among AAPI youth. It leverages a comprehensive approach spanning programming, partnerships, digital outreach, and policy and advocacy to drive change. ATC originally launched in 2015 as a public awareness campaign under President Obama’s White House Initiative on AAPIs and relaunched as a nonprofit in 2018. In 2019, ATC led the first-ever AAPI Day Against Bullying+Hate and hosted its first youth conference, Strength in Solidarity: Building Communities of Kindness, in LA with actors Punam Patel and Hudson Yang.  In 2020, ATC responded to the increasing incidences of hate against AAPIs amid the COVID19 pandemic by launching a #CovidConvos dialogue series and a second annual AAPI Day Against Bullying + Hate. The virtual program UNITED WE STAND rallied 200 organizations and featured guests including Daniel Dae Kim, Lisa Ling, Tan France, Padma Lakshmi, John Cho, Kal Penn, garnering 1300+ live views.

Act To Change Stands In Solidarity With Black Communities

With the recent police murder of George Floyd, the militarized response to local demonstrations, and the deaths of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless others, Act To Change firmly demands justice for the innocent Black lives lost — and an end to the systemic racism, violence, and hate that have plagued our country for far too long. 

Actor, author, and Act To Change co-founder Maulik Pancholy offers this statement, “All people deserve to live free of violence, and at Act To Change, we know that racism and inequities are deeply embedded in our society. We call on all AAPI communities to stand firmly with Black people in our shared fight to end systemic racism and violence against people of color.”

Pancholy further adds, “Our communities share the pain of racism and xenophobia, yet we recognize Black communities have been dehumanized in this country in unparalleled ways. Injustice in one community affects us all. Together, we must speak out, stand in solidarity, and create a world where every person and every young person can feel safe and proud of who they are.”

Act To Change calls on the Asian American and Pacific Islander community to stand in solidarity with the Black community and the movement for Black lives. Bullying and intolerance of the AAPI community is rooted in a larger system that affects all of us. We must stand together and dismantle this system of injustice that has allowed for inhumane acts, including murder, to continue by those who abuse their power. We demand justice. 

We commit to our fight to end hate and urge you to join us. 

To join in solidarity with AAPI Minnesotan organizations, visit here.

Raise your voices on social media. Use the hashtags #BlackLivesMatter and #Asians4BlackLives.