An event for the entire b corp community to celebrate AAPI month by engaging in an educational event hosted by Cas Relucio (KeHE) with guest speaker, Simon Tam.
In this event we will celebrate Asian America Pacific Islander month by engaging in education about the injustices the AAPI community face. We will discuss the rise of AAPI hate crimes in the US, the injustice that always existed towards this community and discuss ways business leaders can step up.
More About Our Speaker:
Simon Tam believes that apathy is not compatible with love. His passion for the intersection of arts and activism is evident in all of his work, from his music to his writing. He believes in changing the culture by transforming systems and fighting for equity.
Simon may best be known for winning a landmark case in 2017 that helped expand civil liberties for minorities and artistic expression, unanimously, at the Supreme Court of the United States (Matal v. Tam). He is the founder and bassist of The Slants, one of the first all-Asian American dance rock bands in the world, and also leads The Slants Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides mentoring and resources for artists who incorporate activism into their work.
As a speaker, Tam has appeared at thousands of events across four continents, and is a regular at key industry events such as TEDx, SXSW, and INTA. Each year he speaks to Fortune 500 companies, universities, and many of the world's top leaders in law, entertainment, and education. He has consulted world leaders and major organizations on policies related to equity, diversity, and inclusion. In 2016, Simon joined President Barack Obama, George Takei, Jeremy Lin, and other celebrities in the #ActToChange campaign to fight bullying.
Simon's work has been highlighted in media features around the world, the New York Times, the Washington Post, Rolling Stone, and The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. You can learn more about Simon here: https://www.simontam.org/about