May 2 – 3, 2024 • New York, NY

2024 TAAF Heritage Month Summit & Celebration

TAAF will kick off AANHPI Heritage Month and celebrate its third anniversary with the third annual TAAF Heritage Month Summit. This highly-anticipated event brings together trailblazers, leaders, and advocates for conversations about urgent issues facing the AANHPI community.
May 2
May 3
9:00 am
12:00 am
2024 TAAF Heritage Month Summit & Celebration
This year’s theme, “Together We Build Power,” celebrates our collective power and amplifies our efforts in creating impactful, lasting change across all industries.
Venue Details
Event Details

Celebrating AAPI Heritage Month with TAAF

The Summit is an unforgettable celebration that inspires action and fosters deeper connection and collaboration among our partners from across industries.

Over two days, attendees will participate in dynamic programming, including panels and fireside chats featuring leading voices from the AANHPI community focused on AANHPI representation, civic engagement, and AANHPIs in sports and entertainment, with top experts and leading voices. 

The TAAF Awards Dinner, a flagship event of the Summit, will honor legacy changemakers and trailblazers who are building greater belonging for AANHPIs everywhere. To close the summit, TAAF will also host an AAPI All-Star basketball game in partnership with BSE Global and Apex for Youth.

Panel Topics

  • Anti-Asian Hate 
  • Inclusive education 
  • Next generation stories 
  • Groundbreaking data + research 
  • Identity and belonging
  • Civic engagement and political power 
  • The State of AANHPIs in America
  • Gamechangers and visionaries in Hollywood, sports, & culture
Ari Afsar
Composer and Performer
Imran Ahmed
CEO and Founder, Center for Countering Digital Hate
Murad Awawdeh
President & CEO, New York Immigration Coalition
Katie Benner
National Features Writer, New York Times
Camryn Bynum
NFL Player – Safety, Minnesota Vikings
Remaya Campbell
Senior Program Manager, ADL Center for Extremism
Lauren Chan
Model, Entrepreneur and Size-inclusion Advocate
Lisa V. Chang
Global Chief People Officer, The Coca-Cola Company
Kaitlyn Chen
Princeton University Tigers Guard
Ray Chen
Concert Violinist & Co-Founder of Tonic
Sung Yeon Choimorrow
Executive Director, NAPAWF
Siman Chung
Lela J. Coffey
Vice President, Multicultural Business Acceleration, Procter and Gamble
Darren Criss
Emmy and Golden Globe-winning Actor and Musician
Vanita Gupta
Former Associate Attorney General, Department of Justice
Dr. Diana Han
Chief Health & Wellbeing Officer, Unilever
Joanna Ho
Author, We Who Produce Pearls
Ryan Alexander Holmes
Actor, Content Creator, Speaker
Russell Jeung, Ph.D
Professor, Asian American Studies, San Francisco State University
Krystal Ka'ai
Executive Director, White House Initiative on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (WHIAANHPI)
April Koh
CEO, Spring Health
Sahaj Kaur Kohli
Founder, Therapist, Author Brown Girl Therapy
Jennifer Lee, Ph.D.
Julian Clarence Levi Professor of Social Sciences, Columbia University
Michelle Li
Journalist and Co-Founder, The Very Asian Foundation
Dan Lin
Chairman of Netflix Film; Founder and Board Chair, Rideback Rise
Cindy Liu, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School
Vivian Louie, Ph.D
Professor of Urban Policy & Director of Asian American Studies, Hunter College
Eric Lu
Writer, Producer, Rideback Rise Resident
Diana Mogollón
CEO, Rideback Rise
Joanne Lee Molinaro
Author, Founder of The Korean Vegan
Erika Moritsugu
Deputy Assistant to the President and AA and NHPI Liaison, The White House
Maulik Pancholy
Actor, Author, Activist
Katie Phang
MSNBC Host and Legal Contributor/Legal Correspondent
Julia Presscott
Writer, Comedian, Rideback Rise Fellow
Aftab Pureval
Mayor, City of Cincinnati
Gautam Raghavan
Assistant to the President & Director of the White House Office of Presidential Personnel
Rinku Sen
Executive Director, Narrative Initiative
Sheetal Sheth
Actress, Author, Producer
Weonhee Shin
Executive Director/Co-Founder of Asian American Voices for Education
Harman Singh
Executive Director, The Sikh Coalition
Hari Sreenivasan
Sheng Thao
Mayor, City of Oakland
Pablo Torre
Host, “Pablo Torre Finds Out”
Joe Tsai
Chairman, Alibaba and Governor, Brooklyn Nets & New York Liberty
Michelle Wu
Mayor, City of Boston
April Yee
Director of Education
Steven Yeun
Oscar-nominated Actor
Helen Zia
Journalist and Human Rights Advocate
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Thank you to our partners who make this event possible.

Bank of America
Bank of America
Bank of America
BSE Global
BSE Global
BSE Global
Citadel Securities
Citadel Securities
Citadel Securities
Genesis House
Genesis House
Genesis House
Goldman Sachs
Goldman Sachs
Goldman Sachs
JC Penney
JC Penney
JC Penney
Johnnie Walker Blue Label
Johnnie Walker Blue Label
Johnnie Walker Blue Label
Kirkland Ellis
Kirkland Ellis
Kirkland Ellis
Major League Baseball
Major League Baseball
Major League Baseball
Meta Prosper
Meta Prosper
Meta Prosper
Palm Drive Capital
Palm Drive Capital
Palm Drive Capital
United Airlines
United Airlines
United Airlines