In 2019, Act To Change spearheaded the inaugural National AAPI Day Against Bullying+Hate on May 18, in honor of the birthday of Vincent Chin. This year marks 40 years since Vincent Chin was murdered in a brutal hate crime. May 18, 2022 would have been his 67th birthday. 40 years later, anti-AAPI sentiment still persists in our society. Anti-Asian hate crimes increased by 339% in 2021.
May is also Mental Health Awareness Month. The AAPI community has the lowest help-seeking rate of any racial group, due to lack of awareness, and linguistic and cultural barriers.
We’re proud to host the 4th annual national AAPI Day Against Bullying+Hate with the support of municipalities, elected officials and partner organizations. Please join us for a day of commemorative activities and a signature virtual event.
It is more important now than ever that we stand up to racism, and protect our youth from bullying.
Our virtual livestreamed program will highlight the importance of mental health and wellness in breaking barriers for the AAPI community. This program will feature a number of guests ranging from celebrities and leaders in entertainment, activism, health and wellness, and more.
Wed, May 18, 2022 3pm PT / 6pm ET