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Norman Chen, CEO, The Asian American Foundation: Creating a greater sense of belonging for all AAPIs
PND asked Chen about TAAF’s mission to address the historic lack of philanthropic investment in AAPI communities, TAAF’s Anti-Hate National Network and AAPI Action Centers, and key findings from the 2022 STAATUS Index.
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.
TAAF CEO Releases Statement in Response to University of Pennsylvania Law Professor’s Anti-AAPI Commentary
Norman Chen, Chief Executive Officer of TAAF, released the following statement: “The recent comments made by University of Pennsylvania Law Professor Amy Wax are yet another glaring example of the insidious yet omnipresent prejudice AAPI communities face in our country."
TAAF Releases Statement and Rapid Response Toolkit in Advance of COVID-19 Origins Report From the White House
Anti-Hate Toolkit Launched to Protect AAPI Communities and Highlight Proactive Measures for Addressing Hate
TAAF and Sundance Institute Announce New Fellowship and Scholarship for AAPI Artists, Answering the Call for More Investments in AAPI-Driven Storytelling
The Sundance Institute | The Asian American Foundation Fellowship and Collab Scholarship aim to improve AAPI representation in the film and television industries over the long-term by cultivating AAPI talent and elevating their stories.
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.
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.
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
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.
A Call to Action: Addressing the Historic Underfunding of AAPI Communities
Board Chairman Li Lu discusses how the philanthropic community can close gaps for on-the-ground organizations and contribute to a larger process of building infrastructure needed to support, protect, and celebrate the 23 million AAPIs living in the US.
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.
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.
Asian Americans in the News
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.