In center photo, two drawings of women of Asian descent with the words "NO HATE" written below them. These drawings are being held up by people in a rally outdoors.

Public Event

Building AAPI Power

Uniting Against Hate to Mobilize for Our Shared Future


May 24, 2021

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM



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In the past year, hate-fueled violence and discrimination against Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities has risen to precipitous heights. In the wake of this anti-Asian hate and inequities exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, increased visibility has allowed for a conversation about how these communities can build AAPI-led capabilities to mobilize for lasting change.

In honor of AAPI Heritage Month, please join the Asian Community Fund and the Boston Foundation for a data presentation assessing the current needs of AAPI communities followed by a panel discussion featuring community leaders who will share how we can
meet these needs while building AAPI power.

Paul W. Lee, Chair, Asian Community Fund, Board of Directors, The Boston Foundation;
Retired Partner, Goodwin Procter LLP

Data Presentation
Anne Kiyono Calef, Research Fellow, Boston Indicators

Panel Discussion and Q&A
Stephen Chan, Vice President of Strategy and Operations, The Boston Foundation (Moderator)
Carolyn Chou, Executive Director, Asian American Resource Workshop
Peter KiangProfessor & Director of Asian American Studies Program, UMass Boston
  Lisette Le, Executive Director, VietAID
Tanisha Sullivan, President, NAACP Boston

Audience Q&A
Stephen Chan, 
Vice President of Strategy and Operations, The Boston Foundation (Moderator)

Closing Remarks


The Asian Community Fund at the Boston Foundation is a permanent endowment that is designed to expand the visibility and capacity of our diverse Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities to meet our growing needs, especially for our low-income and immigrant communities.

By working in collaboration with a wide range of partners, the Boston Foundation provides opportunities for people to come together to explore challenges facing our constantly changing community and to develop an informed civic agenda. All of the Boston Foundation's civic leadership activities are supported by our Annual Campaign for Civic Leadership. Visit to learn more about this important campaign. Visit to learn more about the Boston Foundation and its activities.

For additional information, or to register by phone or email, please contact Michelle Hinkle at: