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Advocacy Groups Launch Anti-Hate Network
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Advocacy Groups Launch Anti-Hate Network

TAAF announced the launch of a national anti-hate network Tuesday to provide better coordination and collaboration between organizations working to combat anti-Asian hate.

TAAF Welcomes LAAUNCH Co-Founder Norman Chen as Chief Executive Officer
TAAF

TAAF Welcomes LAAUNCH Co-Founder Norman Chen as Chief Executive Officer

The Asian American Foundation, a convener, incubator, and funder for the AAPI communities, is pleased to announce the appointment of Norman Chen, Co-Founder and Former CEO of Leading Asian Americans to Unite for Change, as the new Chief Executive Officer of TAAF.

Advocacy group launches national network to combat anti-Asian hate
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Advocacy group launches national network to combat anti-Asian hate

Funds are part of a broader effort to develop a more coordinated strategy among national and grass-roots groups dedicated to protecting Asian American and Pacific Islander communities and supporting victims of hate crimes.

The Asian American Foundation builds national advocacy network to fight anti-Asian hate
Axios

The Asian American Foundation builds national advocacy network to fight anti-Asian hate

The Asian American Foundation (TAAF) is setting up a nationwide effort for national and local advocacy groups to work together as violence and hate crimes against Asians and Pacific Islanders persist.

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

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. Its infrastructure-building model and the buy-in it has earned from power players across multiple sectors also gives TAAF great potential to keep the taps flowing for AAPI advocacy.

Exclusive: White House meets with The Asian American Foundation
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Exclusive: White House meets with The Asian American Foundation

President Biden, Vice President Harris and other White House officials met this afternoon with members of the The Asian American Foundation (TAAF), a newly formed philanthropic group aimed at fighting racism against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, Axios has learned.

Press Release: The Asian American Foundation Announces Historic Commitment of Over $1 Billion For AAPI Communities
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Press Release: The Asian American Foundation Announces Historic Commitment of Over $1 Billion For AAPI Communities

Through Its “AAPI Giving Challenge,” TAAF Raises Groundbreaking Support for AAPI Organizations and Causes Thanks To Philanthropic, Corporate, Individual Partners TAAF Leaders, Advisory Council Members, Partners Briefed Biden-Harris Administration Officials at White House Today On Their Plans To Provide Increased Resources To AAPI Communities

Intelligence Review Yields No Firm Conclusion on Origins of Coronavirus
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Intelligence Review Yields No Firm Conclusion on Origins of Coronavirus

The investigation of the theory that the virus was accidentally created in the lab has made some people uneasy, especially those who believe the accusation is racist. Sonal Shah, the president of the Asian American Foundation, questioned the intelligence community’s entire effort to examine the origins of the pandemic, and said it could increase the risk of violence against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

Asian American Women Standing Up for Racial Justice Launches Seventh Year of Asia Society’s Bank of America Women’s Leadership Series
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Asian American Women Standing Up for Racial Justice Launches Seventh Year of Asia Society’s Bank of America Women’s Leadership Series

Asia Society Texas launched the seventh year of its signature Bank of America Women’s Leadership Series, which celebrates influential, diverse women making a substantive impact in business and culture.

Readout of White House Roundtable Meeting with AA and NHPI Faith Leaders
The White House

Readout of White House Roundtable Meeting with AA and NHPI Faith Leaders

Erika Moritsugu, Deputy Assistant to the President and AA and NHPI Senior Liaison at the White House, Sonal Shah, President of The Asian American Foundation (TAAF), and the White House Office of Public Engagement, hosted a virtual meeting with AA and NHPI faith leaders on hate prevention and AA and NHPI inclusion in the lead up to the 20th anniversary of 9/11.

 TAAF Announces Its Anti-Hate National Network, Including The Launch of AAPI Action Centers in Chicago, New York City, and Oakland
TAAF

TAAF Announces Its Anti-Hate National Network, Including The Launch of AAPI Action Centers in Chicago, New York City, and Oakland

TAAF Also Unveils AAPI Emergency Relief Fund in Partnership with GoFundMe to Support Victims of Anti-AAPI Hate and Violence Across the Country

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

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
South China Morning Post

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
IFYC

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, mourn the 3,000 who died, and tell how they turned catastrophe into a catalyst for their life’s work: activism, research, teaching and writing that aims to protect, inspire and serve.

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

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. In all, the federal agency tallied 7,759 hate crimes last year, a tumultuous 12 months marked by a global pandemic, a divisive presidential election and upheaval in the economy.

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.

Inside the Diverse and Growing Asian Population in the U.S.
NYTimes

Inside the Diverse and Growing Asian Population in the U.S.

The number of people who identify as Asian in the United States nearly tripled in the past three decades, and Asians are now the fastest-growing of the nation’s four largest racial and ethnic groups, according to recently released census numbers.

Illinois becomes first state to mandate Asian American history in public schools
USA Today

Illinois becomes first state to mandate Asian American history in public schools

A watershed moment: Illinois becomes the first state to mandate Asian American history in public schools