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TAAF brings the AAPI community together to mobilize action against hate and violence, and build the infrastructure needed to improve AAPI advocacy, power, and representation across American society.

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The Rising Power of the Asian American Community in Politics
Ida Noyes Library, University of Chicago

The Rising Power of the Asian American Community in Politics

Please join the University of Chicago's Institute of Politics in person for a discussion regarding the rising role of the Asian American community in politics. Voter turnout among Asian Americans has jumped from 49.3% in 2014 to 59.5% in 2020. The community's turnout played a key role in swing states during the 2020 presidential election and in competitive congressional elections. At the same time, Asian Americans have also been increasingly targeted with hate crimes.

November 19, 2021

12:00 PM CST

Never is Now: ADL Annual Summit on Antisemitism & Hate

Never is Now: ADL Annual Summit on Antisemitism & Hate

Join us virtually as we listen, learn and share alongside thousands of experts, students, community leaders and more—all united in an effort to rally our communities in the pursuit of a better tomorrow. In the midst of the highest rates of antisemitic incidents ever tracked by ADL, we’re tackling crucial conversations about hate and bigotry in today’s world and creating a stronger, more inclusive movement for the future.

November 7, 2021

EST

How Misinformation Fueled the Rise in Anti-AAPI Targeted Violence

How Misinformation Fueled the Rise in Anti-AAPI Targeted Violence

DHS’s Center for Prevention Programs and Partnerships (CP3) 8th Digital Forum on Prevention is focused on learning how faith-based and affinity organizational leaders are crucial in preventing targeted violence and terrorism. This Digital Forum will be presented in collaboration with The Asian American Foundation (TAAF), an innovative organization that is working on the front lines of anti-hate and advocacy. This panel will discuss recent reports of a rise in anti-AAPI hate/ targeted crimes, and how misinformation, disseminated largely via online forums and social media, contribute to this rise and what organizations are currently doing to counteract this. Leaders and experts in the frontlines of AAPI-advocacy and anti-hate work will discuss how their organizations are working together, and individually, to stem this tide of attacks and fight misinformation of AAPI communities.

October 26, 2021

2:00 PM EST

Changemakers Summit 2021

Changemakers Summit 2021

Hate is a Virus, Act to Change, and Stop AAPI Hate are partnering to hold a virtual, nationwide AAPI Youth Conference entitled Changemakers Summit 2021. This will be Act to Change’s 3rd Annual Anti-Bullying Youth Conference in recognition of National Bullying Prevention Month. Designed to support, connect, and develop the next generation of AAPI youth activists, the program for this conference will be grounded in four pillars: Inform, Educate, Empower, Celebrate. The Changemakers Summit will take place virtually during Bullying Prevention Month on October 23, 2021 from 10:00am – 3:00pm PST. We invite all students, especially AAPI youth, ranging from middle school to college students and adult advocates (parents, educators, organizers, etc.). We plan to host a variety of workshops, speaker panels, and community discussions that attendees can choose to partake in, across three different tracks: AAPIs in Social Justice, AAPIs in Education, and AAPIs in Innovations

October 23, 2021

1:00 - 3:00 EST

From Hate to Hope: Building a National Movement for Belonging

From Hate to Hope: Building a National Movement for Belonging

Join AAPI leaders committed to ending the crisis of anti-AAPI hate and fostering a sense of belonging for the 23 million AAPIs living across the U.S. Speakers include: Sonal Shah, Founding President of The Asian American Foundation (TAAF), Benny Luo, NextShark Founder & CEO, Congresswoman Grace Meng, Thu Quach, Chief Deputy of Administration of Asian Health Services, Jo-Ann Yoo, Executive Director of The Asian American Federation, and Amna Nawaz, Chief Correspondent at PBS NewsHour (Moderator).

September 30, 2021

2:00 PM ET

20 Years Post 9/11: Relive, Reflect, React Virtual Symposium

20 Years Post 9/11: Relive, Reflect, React Virtual Symposium

After the 9/11 attacks, AAPINH organizations changed what activism looks like. What are their stories, what have they learned, and what is their vision for the future? Additionally, this virtual symposium hosted by SALDEF will also feature first-hand experiences of Sikh community members affected by hate crimes etc. post 9/11.

September 20, 2021

8:30 PM ET

Make Us Visible: Hearing and Understanding the Stories of AAPI Youth

Make Us Visible: Hearing and Understanding the Stories of AAPI Youth

SALDEF hosts a youth-led discussion on the AAPI experience in America. This webinar will explore topics ranging from the decolonization of our stories to bridging divides between AAPINH communities.

September 16, 2021

8:30 PM ET

Balbir Singh Sodhi Anniversary Memorial

Balbir Singh Sodhi Anniversary Memorial

The family of Balbir Singh Sodhi, the first American killed in a post-9/11 hate crime, is hosting an interfaith vigil in memoriam of all those lost to or affected by hate in the past 20 years. We honor their memory by continuing to persevere together.

September 15, 2021

7:00 PM MST

9/11 Town Hall: We Commemorate, We Commit

9/11 Town Hall: We Commemorate, We Commit

September 11, 2021 will commemorate the 20th anniversary of a profound moment in US life, the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. Join Eboo Patel in conversation with civic leaders, sharing personal experiences and stories from their unique perspectives, each effected by that day and its aftermath as hate crimes against religious minorities in the US rose.

September 8, 2021

12:00 PM ET

Building AAPI Inclusion in Federal Policy

Building AAPI Inclusion in Federal Policy

Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) have long faced challenges to achieving belonging, safety, and equity in the US, but the intensification of anti-Asian sentiment in the US in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic calls for greater attention to this issue. As the nation reckons with systemic racism, a new window has opened to understand and meet the diverse needs of AAPI communities through federal policy.

July 14, 2021

1:30pm ET

Social Realities of Indian Americans: Findings From the 2020 Indian American Attitudes Survey

Social Realities of Indian Americans: Findings From the 2020 Indian American Attitudes Survey

As the number of Indian Americans in the United States has swelled north of 4 million, the community’s diversity has also increased and yet there is surprisingly little systematic data on the everyday social realities of Indian Americans. How do Indian Americans relate to the broader Asian American community? How do they navigate the competing forces of assimilation and integration? And, as the United States witnesses a resurgence of violence and hate speech targeting Asian Americans, how does it affect Americans of Indian origin?

June 9, 2021

12 PM ET

See Us Unite For Change
Broadcast Special

See Us Unite For Change

Special to air Friday May 21st at 8pm ET/PT across MTV Entertainment's suite of brands including MTV, Comedy Central, Paramount Network and Smithsonian Channel as well as BET and Nickelodeon and stream exclusively on Facebook Watch.

May 21, 2021

8:00 PM ET/PT

Visions of a Feminist Future #21For21Summit

Visions of a Feminist Future #21For21Summit

The world needs new systems, new institutions, new ways of thinking—we know the old ones are not serving us well. Join the 21For21Summit, a project of @WeAretheMeteor with #ChimeForChange, on May 18th to discuss the path forward alongside a group of global visionaries.

May 18, 2021

7:00 PM ET

Washington Post Live: Race in America

Washington Post Live: Race in America

Washington Post Live’s Race in America hosted TAAF President Sonal Shah and TAAF Board Member and Co-Founder of Yahoo! Jerry Yang for a conversation on tackling the rise in anti-Asian hate through data, research, and education.

May 14, 2021

2:00 PM ET

Claiming Power: The Future of Asian Americans

Claiming Power: The Future of Asian Americans

The Asian American Foundation's virtual launch event convened politicians, leading journalists, business leaders, and cultural icons to discuss the most pressing issues for Asian Americans.

May 4, 2021

3:00PM ET

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