April 18, 2021 | Mina spoke out at ATC’s rally in SF.
May 1, 2021 | Thanks @asiansunitedus for organizing the March for Elders Rally and shout out to @_cam_cake_ for representing AYR and sharing her story as a proud, Asian American adoptee, and reminding us of the diversity implicit in being American. Cooper @itadakimasutako joined in leading the march with @mina.fedor! Check out our reel on IG!
June 26, 2021 | Thank you to @aapiyouthaction for organizing June’s inspirational rally in Pasadena. It’s uplifting to see other middle school youth taking action to speak up for our community. AAPI Youth Rising was honored to speak alongside trailblazers @repjudychu, @PasadenaMayorGordo, #senatorportantino, Susie Woo Associate Professor of American Studies at California State University, Lieutenant Anthony Burgess, AAPI Youth Action organizer Sophie Pang and local youth including @626speakout’s Alina Wong. So also to @ash_citrus for marching alongside us. Together, we’re making positive change in our communities. Watch for our reel for the events of the rally!
May 26, 2021 | #LiveTogether Challenge is launched by UNESCO and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea. The #LiveTogether challenge is a global campaign about raising solidarity and inclusion in the international community in the effort to fight racism and discrimination. AAPI Youth Rising is joining the movement and nominating our partners to participate next! Learn more about the Instagram initiative at @live_together_campaign.
May 26, 2021 | Each day, we at AAPI Youth Rising are raising our voices and taking actions to create positive change in the world. Just some of the work we’ve done this month includes: Making impactful artwork to spread awareness of key issues in our community. Rallying our community members, schools, and teachers to pledge to teach diverse histories + stories. Registering people to vote. Speaking out about the issues affecting us as youth. Consider taking these actions as well to make a difference!
May 10, 2021 | A few days after the AAPI Youth Rising rally, Mina had an interview with Asia Society’s CEO and Australia’s 26th Prime Minister Kevin Rudd on May 10, 2021 as part of a series called Asian Americans Building America. Check out Mina’s interview here!
May 15, 2021 | Hwarang means warrior in Korean. Gyopo means an ethnic Korean who is part of the diaspora.
May 12, 2021 | El Cerrito Human Relation Commission – Stop Anti-Asian Violence – Charlee and Mina shared our AYR stories and her allegory with the City of El Cerrito on Wednesday, May 12th from 6:30-8pm PST.
September 23, 2021 | AAPI Youth Rising and our classmates from Black Pine Circle School are honored to have been selected as a 2021 Homeroom with Tan France participant. Eye, and Act To Change Advisory Council member Tan France, to increase awareness of bullying prevention and teach kids to become active anti-bullying advocates in their schools.
June 16, 2021 | Grantmakers for Thriving Youth – WEBINAR. AAPI Youth on Safety, Belonging and Thriving. Webinar recording of Mina speaking on June 16, 2021 here!