Did you know that October is National Bullying Prevention Month? Today, the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, in partnership with the Sikh Coalition and the Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment, is launching "Act To Change," a public awareness campaign to address bullying.
Backed by a diverse coalition of supporters, including media platforms (like this website) and national nonprofit organizations, the "Act To Change" campaign aims to empower AAPI youth, educators, and communities with information and tools to address and prevent bullying. It's time to talk about it and take stand. Act to Change.
Here's a video featuring actor Maulik Pancholy, who is a member of the President's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, sharing his own experiences being bullied as a kid, and encouraging folks to join him in the #ActToChange movement against bullying:
The campaign website, ActToChange.org, and its social media tag #ActToChange, provide AAPI youth and community members with platforms to share their stories, engage in dialogue around bullying awareness and prevention, and "Take the Pledge" to join the #ActToChange movement.
In addition, video testimonials, music playlists, and blog stories provide messages of empowerment and support from AAPI athletes, artists, entertainers, and community members. As one in three AAPIs does not speak English fluently, the campaign offers resources in multiple languages: Chinese, Hindi, Korean, Punjabi, Urdu, and Vietnamese.
Campaign partners will host a live event in Los Angeles, California, at the Japanese American National Museum on November 21. The public event will feature armchair dialogues and performances with distinguished personalities and community members. Prior to the event, OCA - Asian Pacific American Advocates, a national civil rights organization, will host a high school advocacy training, expanding upon its existing "APA Y-Advocate" program to include a bullying prevention curriculum.
Join in the #ActToChange movement against bullying today. For further information and resources, visit the Act To Change campaign website. And take the "Act To Change" pledge here.
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More here: FACT SHEET: Launch of the "Act To Change" Public Awareness Campaign to Prevent Bullying Among Asian American and Pacific Islander Youth