2023 TAAF Heritage Month Summit and Celebration

We're bringing trailblazers and leaders together to celebrate AAPI Heritage Month and TAAF’s second anniversary.

Together We Build:

Community with our partners
Our movement with AAPI leaders and advocates
A better future for 23 million AAPIs in the US

This annual purpose-driven convening will bring together 500+ TAAF partners and AAPI leaders from across industries to cultivate community, build relationships, and inspire action.


Friday, May 5, 2023

Daytime programming includes:

Engaging and thought provoking panels with industry leaders on the below topics. Speakers to be announced soon!

  • Building Coalitions to Fight Hate
    The staggering rise in AAPI hate has activated the AAPI community like never before. Hear from leaders on what must be done to sustain the momentum to fight hate by building allyship and strengthening strategic connections within the community.
  • The Leaders Behind the AAPI Studies Movement
    Hear from a new generation of educators and leaders who are building an exciting and historic movement to combat hate through education. What’s next for AAPI studies - and how can we help uplift and amplify these crucial efforts?
  • Storytelling, Belonging, and the AAPI Experience
    In the wake of Stop AAPI Hate and Everything Everywhere All at Once, what will it take to produce more authentic AAPI stories?
  • From Government to Corporations: The Urgent Need for AAPI Leadership
    Why are AAPIs the least likely racial group to be promoted to management positions? We will investigate strategies on how to close the leadership gap and leverage power within organizations. Hear from leaders on how to break through barriers, disrupt bias and stay empowered.
  • Conversation: Trailblazing the Way: The (Super) Hero’s Journey
    Hear from the “superheroes” and cultural trailblazers of the AAPI community on why representation matters. Find out what inspires them to “take up space” and share how they’ve pushed back against stereotypes and the model minority myth while fighting back against the pressures and expectations of the limelight.
  • A curated marketplace from AAPI Founders
  • Innovative cuisine from NYC’s hottest AAPI Chefs

Saturday, May 6, 2023

Daytime programming includes:

Engaging and thought provoking panels with industry leaders on the below topics. Speakers to be announced soon!

  • 2023 STAATUS Index
  • Together We Build Community: TAAF leaders and partners come together to discuss what’s next for TAAF 
  • Networking brunch presented by Panda Express
  • Screening and Q&A of Disney+'s hotly-anticipated series “American Born Chinese”

AAPI Marketplace

Presented in partnership with Pearl River Mart and Yu & Me Books, the AAPI Heritage Month Marketplace spotlights the creativity and entrepreneurial spirit of our AAPI small business community in NYC. The marketplace will feature an AAPI library, games, refreshments, and special products and wares from beloved and emerging AAPI-owned brands and businesses for attendees to browse and purchase.

Have questions about the event?
Email events@taaf.org

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