June 2022

Shared Solidarity:
Juneteenth and Vincent Chin

Dear AAPIPers,


Our nation was again struck by tragedy with the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas where 19 children and two teachers were killed. We grieve for the victims and families of Robb Elementary School.

As we reach the middle of June, this month is both of celebration and solemn remembrance. June 19th is etched in the collective memories of both Black and Asian American communities. For the Black community, it signifies Juneteenth, a celebration of the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in the United States. For the Asian American community, this year marks the 40th anniversary of Vincent Chin’s murder, spurred  a "second wave" of Asian American activism. And for all of us, not just in Black and Asian communities, 117 years separates both events, reminding us of our country’s deep roots in racism and white supremacy, but also the powerful potential in rectifying past wrongs. The struggle for human dignity, equal rights and inclusion continues, with philanthropy needing to play a critical role. 


June is also a time for AAPIP to come together in person after three years! Although our in-person registration is sold out, you can still join us virtually on June 26-29 for a gathering in partnership with Native Americans in Philanthropy (NAP), Power in Solidarity. Let us continue these conversations and work toward transforming philanthropy into becoming more just and equitable for the AANHPI community.


In community,

The AAPIP Team

We have officially sold out of in-person registration spots for our #PowerInSolidarity conference!


We’re so excited to see everyone who will be making the trek to Seattle, WA on June 26-29, 2022.

We still have Virtual Only tickets available for purchase on powerinsolidarity.org that will allow folks to access our livestream offerings which include our plenary sessions and select breakout sessions.


Register (Virtual) for Power in Solidarity



Post Event Summary - Sikh Civics: Philanthropy’s Role in Building A Multiracial Society

On June 2nd, AAPIP, Proteus Fund and The Asian American Foundation sponsored a webinar called, “Sikh Civics: Philanthropy’s Role in Building A Multiracial Society.” The conversation was so timely in grappling with recent mass shootings and racialized violence. For a community that has been brutally targeted since 9/11, the contributions of the Sikh community toward this country's civil society are enormous, from inclusion policies within the military to policies of transformative justice in school systems.



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Post-Event Summary - We are Detroit. We are Vincent Chin: An American Legacy

On May 24th, Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy (AAPIP) hosted a webinar conversation, “We are Detroit. We are Vincent Chin: An American Legacy" with special guest Helen Zia, author, activist, and spokesperson for the Estate of Lily and Vincent Chin. At a time when the battle around who gets to tell history is being fiercely fought, the discussion was a powerful reminder to evolve and deepen the Black-White narrative.




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Webinar Recording - Building Solidarity: Asian Americans with Black and Indigenous Lives @ We Give Summit

Last month, AAPIP participated in the "Building Solidarity: Asian Americans with Black and Indigenous Lives" session at the We Give Summit 2022.  The panel discussion featured Asian American giving circle leaders discussing the learning, practices, and dynamics of solidarity work with Black and Indigenous communities.




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Vincent Chin 40th: Remembrance & Rededication

Wednesday, June 16-19, 2022


Forty years after the murder of Vincent Chin and the miscarriage of justice that followed, amid a climate of anti-Asian hate similar to today’s, a four-day commemoration will be held in Detroit and virtually, featuring:

  • Special screening of the acclaimed “Who Killed Vincent Chin?”
  • National conversation on democracy, racial justice, and Asian Americans
  • Vincent Chin 40th Commemorative Film Series
  • 2022 Midwest Asian American Documentary Filmmakers Convening
  • Community dialogues
  • Public art and cultural performances
  • Interfaith remembrance ceremony
Register for Vincent Chin 40th Remembrance & Rededication



Published May 30, 2022 by New York Times


Film Shows How Racism Hobbled Response to Plague in 1900 San Francisco

Published May 23, 2022 in Washington Post


A Different Asian American Timeline

Published by ChangeLab



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