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In Community: TAAF Newsletter 3/31/22
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In Community: TAAF Newsletter 3/31/22

Starting with this newsletter, we will provide regular updates about our collective work and lift up inspiring community stories.

In Community: TAAF Newsletter 5/31/2022
TAAF

In Community: TAAF Newsletter 5/31/2022

TAAF has pursued solutions across our strategic priority areas, achieving meaningful progress that we’re excited to highlight in this edition of our newsletter.

Sundance Institute Partners With The Asian American Foundation On New Fellowship And Scholarship For AAPI Artists
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Sundance Institute Partners With The Asian American Foundation On New Fellowship And Scholarship For AAPI Artists

The new fellowship and scholarship will look to improve AAPI representation in the film and television industries over the long term by providing up-and-coming AAPI artists with the creative and tactical support necessary to grow professionally.

How the Asian American Foundation Secured $1.1 Billion for AAPI Organizations
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How the Asian American Foundation Secured $1.1 Billion for AAPI Organizations

[What TAAF] has raised so far via its AAPI Giving Challenge more than doubles the annual resources on hand for AAPI nonprofit groups over the next five years.

TAAF Co-Hosted Reception with CASL to Celebrate Chicago AAPI Action Center & Recognize Advocates for Local AAPI Communities
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TAAF Co-Hosted Reception with CASL to Celebrate Chicago AAPI Action Center & Recognize Advocates for Local AAPI Communities

Local Elected Officials and Advocates Joined for Conversations About Addressing Anti-AAPI Hate in Chicago and Across Illinois

TAAF CEO Releases Statement on Official Launch of White House Initiative on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders
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TAAF CEO Releases Statement on Official Launch of White House Initiative on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders

TAAF shared a statement in response to the official launch of the Biden-Harris Administration’s White House Initiative on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (WHIAANHPI).

TAAF CEO Releases Statement on Appointment of TAAF Founding President and Advisory Council Members to President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders
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TAAF CEO Releases Statement on Appointment of TAAF Founding President and Advisory Council Members to President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders

TAAF shared a statement in response to the appointment of TAAF’s Founding President Sonal Shah to the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders.

President Biden Announces Intent to Appoint Commissioners to the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders
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President Biden Announces Intent to Appoint Commissioners to the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders

President Biden announced the President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders.

As Asian Hate Incidents Continue, Nearly $10 Million Flows to Groups Fighting the Attacks
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As Asian Hate Incidents Continue, Nearly $10 Million Flows to Groups Fighting the Attacks

A year after a sharp increase in hate crimes targeting Asian Americans — including an Atlanta-area shooting that left six Asian American women dead — a new foundation that prompted donors to pledge more than $1 billion has distributed nearly $10 million.

Heejae Lim and Peng Zhao: We’re both immigrants. We know what it’s like to feel invisible.
Chicago Tribune

Heejae Lim and Peng Zhao: We’re both immigrants. We know what it’s like to feel invisible.

How we can help underserved and overlooked Asian American and Pacific Islander students feel less invisible in the classroom and in everyday life.

Our educational shortcomings drive anti-AAPI sentiment
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Our educational shortcomings drive anti-AAPI sentiment

Governor Phil Murphy (New Jersey) and Governor J.B. Pritzker (Illinois) on why education is our best tool and strategy against anti-Asian hate.

At Inaugural Partner Summit, TAAF Previewed its Upcoming Film “Heritage Heroes” featuring AAPI Stories from across the Country
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At Inaugural Partner Summit, TAAF Previewed its Upcoming Film “Heritage Heroes” featuring AAPI Stories from across the Country

TAAF Convened Grantees, Giving Challenge Partners, Policymakers, AAPI Influencers and Celebrities For Full-Day, Celebratory Event in D.C.

Asian Americans in the News

Penn law dean starts process that could lead to sanctions on professor Amy Wax
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Penn law dean starts process that could lead to sanctions on professor Amy Wax

The University of Pennsylvania’s law school dean Tuesday announced he would initiate a process that could lead to sanctions against long-time law professor Amy Wax for her racist comments.

New Jersey becomes second state to require Asian American history to be taught in schools
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New Jersey becomes second state to require Asian American history to be taught in schools

Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation on Tuesday that will make it mandatory for K-12 schools to include Asian American and Pacific Islander history in their curriculums starting on the 2022-2023 school year.

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announces the Asian American Hate Crimes Workgroup
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Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announces the Asian American Hate Crimes Workgroup

Amid a national rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans, Governor Hogan announced the formation of a statewide workgroup to address this rise in anti-Asian activity, prevent acts of violence, and to support victims and witnesses.

Jeremy Lin and Tiger Woods overlooked as LAAUNCH survey finds 42 per cent of US can’t name single Asian-American
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Jeremy Lin and Tiger Woods overlooked as LAAUNCH survey finds 42 per cent of US can’t name single Asian-American

Sports stars Jeremy Lin and Tiger Woods were named among the prominent Asian-Americans to be overlooked in a recent US survey that found 42 per cent of Americans could not name a single well-known Asian-American.

We Commemorate, We Commit: Out of Catastrophe, a Conversation on Connection and Repair
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We Commemorate, We Commit: Out of Catastrophe, a Conversation on Connection and Repair

In a moving conversation moderated by IFYC founder Eboo Patel in partnership with Sonal Shah, the founding president of The Asian American Foundation, the four shared a virtual stage yesterday to reflect on that morning two decades ago.

Hate crimes rise to highest level in 12 years amid increasing attacks on Black and Asian people, FBI says
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Hate crimes rise to highest level in 12 years amid increasing attacks on Black and Asian people, FBI says

The number of hate crimes in the United States rose in 2020 to the highest level in 12 years, propelled by increasing assaults targeting Black and Asian people, the FBI reported Monday.  

Over 20 organizations demand Biden 'redouble' efforts to fight anti-Asian bias
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Over 20 organizations demand Biden 'redouble' efforts to fight anti-Asian bias

As the investigation into the origins of the coronavirus is set to end this month, the groups warn that discussions of the report could aggravate anti-Asian hate.