AAPI Youth Rising

A Youth Organization Fighting Anti-AAPI Sentiment

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Youth Rising Rally
Meet at Berkeley Aquatic Park Grass Area, next to Dreamland For Kids Playground (80 Bolivar Drive, Berkeley, CA.) to hear speakers and then march to the San Francisco Bay Pedestrian Bridge where we will hold up banners and signs.

Don’t forget your masks, signs, and love!

March 28, 2021, 2pm-4pm


2:00-2:30 PM

  • Welcome to rally by Simon Alejandrino
  • Welcome speech by Rally organizer Mina
  • Speeches by:
    • #HATEISAVIRUS, Annie Wang
    • AYPAL, Stanley Pun
    • Act to Change, Elaine Dang
    • Akonadi Foundation, Lateefah Simon
    • Beyond Differences, Harita Kalvai, Zhi Howes
    • Councilmember Kesarwani
    • Councilmember Robinson
    • Poetry Reading by Author Jane Bahk
    • Keynote Youth Speaker Ashlyn So
    • Youth Circle and Open Mic

3:00-4:00 PM

  • March to SF Bay Pedestrian Footbridge
  • Hold signs on the SF Bay Pedestrian Footbridge

Parking Info:

Parking may be challenging. Please allow enough time to park and walk to the rally. Aquatic Park is only accessible via the North Entrance at 80 Bolivar Dr in Berkeley or the South Entrance at 2925 Bolivar Drive in Emeryville. Here are a few suggestions for parking locations:

  • residential street parking, especially East of 6th Street
  • free parking lot in 4th Street Shopping District in Berkeley (entrance is on Hearst or on 4th Street, near Peet’s Coffee)
  • paid Parkopedia parking lot at 1920 4th Street, Berkeley (no cash necessary, just access to the Parkopedia app)
  • Aquatic Park South Lot at 2925 Bolivar Drive in Emeryville (entrance via Potter St in Emeryville)
  • large lot at Seabreeze Market and Deli at 598 University Ave in Berkeley

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