SVCF Philanthropy Now podcast: Honoring AAPI Heritage Month and responding to anti-Asian violence

Amidst the recent rise in reported anti-Asian violence and hate crimes, this year’s Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month has a solemn undertone. In this episode, SVCF Director of Community Investment Anne Im is joined by Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI) CEO Sarita Kohli, New Breath Foundation President and Founder Eddy Zheng and East Bay Community Foundation Vice President of Strategy and External Relations Sachi Yoshii.

These four leaders discuss the current events and issues AAPI communities are facing. Drawing on unique personal experiences and how their organizations’ work has evolved, they offer insights on how allies can be a part of the solution in addressing racism. Tune in to learn more about the opportunities to build solidarity and support the vastly diverse AAPI communities.

In SVCF’s Philanthropy Now podcast series, we explore trends in the world of philanthropy, social impact initiatives in Silicon Valley and beyond, and we look at how SVCF promotes innovative philanthropic solutions to challenging problems.

Sachi Yoshii, Vice President of Strategy and
External Relations at the East Bay Community Foundation,
Eddy Zheng, Founder and President of New Breath Foundation,
Sarita Kohli, President and CEO of AACI, Asian Americans for Community Involvement,
Anne Im, SVCF's Director of Community Investment.

What you will learn:

  • The history of anti-Asian acts of hatred in our nation
  • How COVID-19 has impacted attitudes toward AAPI communities
  • Challenges and opportunities the Bay Area faces in addressing racism
  • How to leverage momentum from Generation Z’s activism and engagement
  • What needs to be done to build solidarity and collaboration between communities and how philanthropy must be involved

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