On Thursday, MTV revealed that Sting, Daniel Dae Kim, and other celebrities would attend a benefit for The Asian American Foundation on May 21. Kim is a member of the TAAF’s See Us Together For Change movement, which was unveiled on Thursday.
To rally support for the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities, the Asian American Foundation launched the See Us Together For Change movement. Jeremy Lin, Naomi Osaka, Lisa Ling, Fareed Zakaria, and Michelle Kwan are among the celebrities featuring in outdoor and social media posting, in addition to Kim.
The Ford Foundation, the MacArthur Foundation, the Henry Luce Foundation, and the Wallace H. Coulter Foundation collaborated with TAAF. At 8 p.m. EDT, MTV will broadcast See Us Unite for Change – The Asian American Foundation (TAAF) in service of the AAPI Community on various MTV brands including MTV, Comedy Central, Paramount Network, and BET, as well as on Facebook Watch.
Ken Jeong will host the festival, and Jhene Aiko and Saweetie will play alongside Sting. Ling would also be on the show.
Asian American public figures and others seeking to fight brutality against the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities will also talk. Amanda Ngoc Nguyen, Ai-Jen Poo, Prof. Karthick Ramakrishnan, and John C. Yang are among the other speakers.
“To truly shift perceptions on a larger scale, we must come together to take a stand against discrimination, slander and violence in all of its forms, utilising every platform and tool that we have access to,” See Us Unite campaign Executive Producer Sheila Lirio Marcelo said in a tweet.