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Steven Yeun, Darren Criss and Netflix’s Dan Lin to Speak at Asian American Foundation Summit (EXCLUSIVE)


Steven Yeun, Darren Criss andNetflix Films chairman Dan Lin are slated to speak at the Asian American Foundation’s third annual Heritage Month Summit, which takes place May 2-3 in New York City.

The year’s theme is “Together We Build Power,” putting focus on the power of community and public service within the AANHPI community, and how it can aid in tackling the root causes of hate and discrimination against AANHPIs.

Over the two day event, almost 1,000 attendees will participate in panels about trends in hate and extremism, civil rights and AANHPI representation. Programming at the summit includes fireside chats with former associate Attorney General Vanita Gupta; discussions of issues facing the AANHPI community, including hate and extremism, AANHPI education and representation in sports led by CBS news correspondent Weijia Jiang, podcast host Pablo Torre and television host Katie Phang; and a panel of mayors including Cincinnati mayor Aftab Pureval, mayor of Boston Michelle Wu and the mayor of Oakland, Calif. Sheng Thao on building power across the country.

On the evening of May 2, the Asian American Awards Dinner will celebrate the achievements of AAPI leaders across industries including philanthropy, public service, business, arts & design and culture, with honorees to be announced.

The summit will also feature a culinary program from top AANHPI chefs, as well as spotlight products and goods from Asian American entrepreneurs and founders in a curated marketplace. An AAPI all-star charity basketball game will also be held in partnership with BSE Global benefiting Apex for Youth.