Public Wise hosted a virtual fundraiser on April 21, 2021 in support of the National Asian Pacific Women’s Forum, an anchor partner and leading national organization for Asian American and Pacific Islander women and girls in the United States.
#AAPI Women Strong: Organizing Beyond a Hashtag, brought together influential AAPI women, organizers and allies for an evening of solidarity.
The National Asian Pacific Women’s Forum is a partner we granted to during the 2020 election cycle and were instrumental in turning out the AAPI vote during the Georgia runoff elections. On March 16, 2021 a heinous hate crime against Asian women happened in Atlanta.
Within six weeks of the attack Public Wise in partnership with Onward Together and Michelle Kwan produced a virtual fundraiser to raise rapid response funds for NAPAWF as part of continued Funds+ support.
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Former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton
“What Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have endured over the last year has no place in America, and it falls on all of us to come together and take action. I’m honored to be joining NAPAWF to shine a light on these issues and lift up the women and girls who will be on the front lines of advocacy and activism in the AAPI community.”
Sung Yeon Choimorrow
“In the past several weeks, the racism, misogyny and dehumanization of Asian American and Pacific Islander women have been brought to the forefront of the national conversation – unfortunately, for all the wrong reasons. The murder of six Asian American women in Atlanta is perhaps the most extreme version of the racism and sexism that AAPI women face. To dismantle the systems of oppression that enable this violence we must invest in AAPI women organizing and building power across the country in their local communities. We are thankful for the outpouring of support from allies, with the knowledge that our collective wellbeing relies on solidarity.”
“The deaths of the shooting victims in Atlanta as well as the Anti-Asian hate crime victims around the country cannot be in vain. Our community needs to use our voices and build our power to truly stop Asian hate. We are proud to partner with NAPAWF and Onward Together to work toward long term solutions.”
Please join me April 21 for an evening of solidarity with @HillaryClinton @margaretcho @PadmaLakshmi @mayaharris_ @LucyLiu @oliviamunn @MsLeaSalonga & more to support @NAPAWF and its work to build power with AAPI women & girls. https://t.co/AQC2tNYtZk pic.twitter.com/FLe3a57onv— Michelle Kwan (@MichelleWKwan) April 7, 2021
For my son, I’m joining the fight to #StopAsianHate. Join me and this lineup of remarkable women on April 21 to ensure the next generation of AAPI women & our allies have power to enact change. Hosted by @OnwardTogether & @PublicWise. https://t.co/0eGYKmBLhP pic.twitter.com/K1PsC61xkI— Lucy Liu (@LucyLiu) April 15, 2021