The API Caucus is committed to advocating on behalf of API faculty and staff working at any of the 17 UNC System institutions. EVERYONE is welcome to join in as well. Let us know how we can help you.
Anti-Asian Violence and Racism Statement Written by Dr. Chow and the UNC System Faculty Assembly Executive Committee
Congresswoman Kathy Manning Sends Letter of Support to Dr. Chow and APIC
Asian-American Business Leaders Fund Effort to Fight Discrimination
A new foundation is starting with $250 million in backing from influential executives and major companies. Jerry Yang, Yahoo Co-founder, is one of the leaders.
Some of the wealthiest and most influential Asian-American business leaders are mounting an ambitious plan to challenge anti-Asian discrimination, rewrite school curriculums to reflect the role of Asian-Americans in history and collect data to guide policymakers. The group has pledged $125 million to a new initiative, the Asian American Foundation. The foundation has raised another $125 million from organizations like Walmart, Bank of America, the Ford Foundation and the National Basketball Association. See New York Times article.
Launch of the Asian American Foundation (TAAF)
Lisa Ling, Naomi Osaka, Jeremy Lin, Kevin Durant, and More Help Launch The Asian American Foundation
A group of actors, musicians, athletes, politicians, advocates and executives are joining together to support the launch of The Asian American Foundation — “to try and change” the problem of misrepresentation “for good.”
The foundation will aim to increase awareness, representation, funding, education and more for the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. TAAF has already raised $250 million — the largest funding for an Asian-American organization in history. See full article.