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Asian American celebrities Unite for Change tonight on MTV

Ken Jeong hosts a special uniting a group of prominent Asian American entertainers on MTV and its affiliated networks tonight.

Unite for Change which airs at 8 pm. Eastern and Pacific will celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month as the number of anti-Asian hate incident rises rapidly.

Joining Jeong will be  Daniel Dae Kim, Naomi Osaka, Lisa Ling, Jeremy Lin and Michelle Kwan.

Deadline reports there will also be performances by Jhene Aiko, Saweetie and Sting.

According to Game Sinners, the special will support anti-hate initiatives.

“There is more work to be done in raising awareness of the contributions of our AAPI community and we’re honored to have the support of our partners as we work to build solidarity in service of a more equal and just society in America,” said executive producer and Care.com founder Sheila Lirio Marcelo.

The show can also be seen on  Comedy Central, CMT, Logo, Paramount Network, Pop TV, Smithsonian Channel, TV Land and VH1.

“We are outraged and deeply saddened by the escalation of hate crimes against AAPI communities and stand with them in the fight against xenophobia and bigotry,” MTV Entertainment Group president Chris McCarthy added in a statement. “Hate against one of us is hate against all of us and by working together on a global scale, we can help end this senseless violence.”

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  1. Storytelling is a powerful way to inform, enlighten, engage and impact for change. I’m not talking about film, or songs, or poetry, but the actual oral tradition of storytelling.
    One of my organizations ‘Asian American Storytellers in Unity’ is made up of professional storytellers performing our stories for various online programs as a response to the #StopAAPIHate movement. Our latest was live on 5/20 and the recording will be available online for the next 6 months at StageBridge: https://youtu.be/6xVubKhngfY

    If you want the real stories of Asian Americans, here’s the real deal.

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