Act To Change invites everyone to stand against bullying, hate and racism in a virtual event called “United We Heal” this May 18 at 3 p.m. PST/6 p.m. EST.
One in four Asian American youth report being bullied due to Covid-19. Four out of 10 Pacific Islander students are bullied. In 2021, nonprofit Act To Change’s Asian American Bullying Survey Report showed that 80% of Asians have experienced in-person or online bullying. Despite this, many AAPIs don’t look to get help because of cultural, religious and language barriers.
Act To Change is dedicated to disrupting this stigma by providing support and tools to empower victims of bullying and prevent discrimination.
“United We Heal” is a two-part event that commemorates the 4th Annual National AAPI Day Against Hate and Bullying, which the nonprofit started in 2019. The day falls on Vincent Chin’s birthday to honor his legacy as we enter Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and Mental Health Awareness month this May.
The reception will take place after the virtual event from 6–9 p.m. PST / 9–12 a.m. EST.
The virtual event will feature special guests including actor Poorna Jagannathan, journalists Michelle Li and Lisa Ling, NBA star Jeremy Lin, Olympian Mirai Nagasu, and many more. All community reception attendees will receive free access to the museum’s Common Ground exhibit. Food and drink will be provided.
This post was created in partnership with Act To Change.