AAPI Youth Rising Rally

March 28, 2021

On March 28, 2021, we held the AAPI Youth Rising Rally. We raised our voices in support of the AAPI community to speak out against the rise in xenophobia. Over 1,200 people at the rally supported the cause. Simon Alejandrino, a teacher at Redwood Day School MC-ed the rally. Berkeley Council On March 28, 2021, we held the AAPI Youth Rising Rally. We raised our voices in support of the AAPI community to speak out against the rise in xenophobia. Over 1,200 people at the rally supported the cause. Simon Alejandrino, a teacher at Redwood Day School MC-ed the rally. Berkeley Council Members: Rigel Robinson and Rashi Kesarwani, Harita Kalvai and Zhi Isabel Howes: Beyond Differences Teen Board Members, Stanly Pun: co-director of AYPAL, Elaine Dang: Board Member of Act to Change, Lateefah Simon: President of Akonadi Foundation, Annie Wang: Community Relations Director of #HATEISAVIRUS, Jane Bahk: author of Juna’s Jar, and over 15+ youth all spoke up. We then marched to the SF Bay pedestrian footbridge and where we heard cars honking in support as they passed by. Ms. Bahk wrote the poem below for the AAPI Youth Rising Rally.

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