Changemakers Summit 2021

Hate is a Virus, Act to Change, and Stop AAPI Hate are partnering to hold a virtual, nationwide AAPI Youth Conference entitled Changemakers Summit 2021. This will be Act to Change’s 3rd Annual Anti-Bullying Youth Conference in recognition of National Bullying Prevention Month. Designed to support, connect, and develop the next generation of AAPI youth activists, the program for this conference will be grounded in four pillars: Inform, Educate, Empower, Celebrate. The Changemakers Summit will take place virtually during Bullying Prevention Month on October 23, 2021 from 10:00am – 3:00pm PST. We invite all students, especially AAPI youth, ranging from middle school to college students and adult advocates (parents, educators, organizers, etc.). We plan to host a variety of workshops, speaker panels, and community discussions that attendees can choose to partake in, across three different tracks: AAPIs in Social Justice, AAPIs in Education, and AAPIs in Innovations

October 23, 2021


1:00 pm


Online Only

Changemakers Summit 2021

Since the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic, we have seen horrible racial crimes and bullying incidents against the Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) community. Our community is now hypervisibilized and our youth are at high risk of being bullied online and at school.

This racial crisis also gave birth to countless movements of solidarity like #WashTheHate, Stop AAPI Hate, Hate Is A Virus, The Asian American Foundation's Anti-Hate Network and the passing of the historic COVID19 Hate Crimes Act.

Our voices are finally being heard, but the work is not done yet.

Now is the time to continue this momentum and create change - for our youth and our future generations.

We invite you to join us at 10AM PT/ 12PM CT/ 1PM ET  on October 23, 2021 at Changemakers Summit 2021, sponsored by JPMorgan Chase, Sephora, McDonald's, Nickelodeon, PayPal, Pinterest, Leadership Conference for Civil and Human Rights, Anime Expo and EA.

The Summit is a virtual convening of youth, parents, educators, influencers and community members. We will inspire, educate, empower and celebrate the pipeline of future AANHPI leaders and community activists, with sessions from speakers including:

  • Amanda Nguyen, founder of Rise
  • Versha Sharma, editor in chief at Teen Vogue
  • Ryan Alexander Holmes, actor (Dear White People, The Morning Show, and more)
  • Helen Zia, writer and activist
  • May Lee, award-winning journalist and author
  • Kapulei Flores, Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian) photographer
  • Bohan Phoenix, rapper and artist

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October 23, 2021