(UPDATE: Due to circumstances beyond her control, Juju Chang will not be able to participate in Rock Against Hate 2)
AsAmNews together with The Slants Foundation and Asian American Movies today announced the return of Rock Against Hate.
Rock Against Hate 2 will begin at 8:30 Eastern/5:30 Pacific on April 28 to bring attention to resources available to fight hate. The free virtual concert will benefit Stop AAPI Hate, the national online database to report incidents of hate, harassment, and violence against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.
The night of art and activism will be hosted by actor James Kyson , journalist Juju Chang, comedian Jiaoying Summers, and comedian Aidan Park.
One of today’s most exciting & versatile actors, voted by Buzzfeed as a Top 10 Asian American Leading Man, and by TV Guide as “Hollywood’s 25 Hottest”, Kyson is next appearing in the Netflix movie Yes Day, and the upcoming HBO show Lovecraft County. He recently guest-starred in AMC’s Preacher (2016), CBS’ Elementary (2012) and Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders (2016), and FOX’s Sleepy Hollow (2013). He also recently starred in NCIS: Los Angeles (2009), the new Nickelodeon sitcom School of Rock (2016), the FX drama Justified (2010), and is beloved to many for his 5-year run on NBC’s Heroes (2006) as ‘Ando’.
Chang is a multiple Emmy Award-winning co-anchor of ABC News’ Nightline. She also reports regularly for Good Morning America and 20/20. Chang’s decades of reporting converged in two hour-long prime time specials in 2021. She co-anchored an ABC News Live special Stop The Hate: The Rise In Violence Against Asian Americans. And after the mass shooting at three Asian-themed spas, Chang co-anchored and reported from the scene for an ABC News 20/20 breaking news special Murder In Atlanta, which won a Front Page award in 2022.
Jiaoying Summers is one of the hottest up-and-coming women in comedy. She is also one of the most popular comedians on TikTok with more than 1.1 million followers. She is a paid regular at the world famous Laugh Factory, she headlines a monthly show at Hollywood Improv. Summers is a producer, CEO, philanthropist, and spokesperson helping to empower women and unite the US and Asia. She can be seen as part of Comedy InvAsian 2.0, the first AAPI stand-up TV series of its kind, streaming on Peacock and Tubi this May 2022.
Aidan Park, originally from South Korea, is a Los Angeles based internationally headlining stand-up comedian, bestselling author, certified Master Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, happiness coach, and creator of wellness lifestyle brand, The Art of Being Yay (TABY). Out, HIV positive and queer, Aidan can be seen as part of Comedy InvAsian 2.0, the first AAPI stand-up TV series of its kind, streaming on Peacock and Tubi this May 2022.
The musical lineup is still being put together.
Last year’s lineup of musical acts included The Linda Lindas, The Hotel Lobby The Slants, Dan Aka Dan, Priska. Jason Chu, Wind Meets West, Ting Lin , and Wu Am I.
Rock Against Hate 2 is a volunteer-driven event.
You can RSVP for the event to receive an email reminder or apply to perform at Rock Against Hate.
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