Changemakers Summit 2021 Announces Lineup of Guest Speakers at Inaugural Event Dedicated to Empowering Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Youth

WASHINGTON DC—Today, Act To Change, Hate Is A Virus, and Stop AAPI Hate announced their speaker lineup at their inaugural Changemakers Summit 2021 this Saturday, October 23 at 10am-3pm PST / 1-6pm EST.

The list of speakers includes actors, writers, filmmakers, and activists such as:

• Helen Zia, author and activist

• Maulik Pancholy, actor, author and co-founder of Act To Change

• Amanda Nguyen, activist, founder of Rise

• Versha Sharma, Editor-in-Chief of Teen Vogue

• May Lee, journalist, author, professor

• Ashlyn So, fashion designer, youth activist

• Kapulei Flores, photographer, activist

• Ryan Alexander Holmes, actor, content creator & activist

• Rachel Leyco, filmmaker, actress, and activist

• And more to be announced.

Together, the speakers represent a growing cohort of outspoken Asian American and Pacific Islander activists who are using their celebrity and influence to speak up on the issues that matter most in our communities. The speakers will share their experiences in their respective industries at the Changemakers Summit and discuss how being Asian American, Pacific Islander, or Native Hawaiian has shaped their path to where they are today.

The Summit and support of these activists come after a year of increased anti-Asian hate crimes and discrimination, fueled by COVID-19 misinformation and scapegoating. By partnering with these organizations, our speakers are investing their social influence behind the fight to end racism, bullying, and discrimination against AANHPI communities.

Click here to learn more about the Changemakers Summit 2021.