In 2020, America’s public consciousness awakens from one of the largest social justice movements in the history of the US. Americans had public conversations about rasicms, legacy of slavery, and other social justice topics. As relatively recent arrivals to America, Asian Pacific Island Desi Americans (APIDA) entered the social justice conversations with many different perspectives given that APIDA come from over forty different countries and hundreds of languages. As the fastest growing ethnic group in the U.S. (in terms of percentages), APIDA needs to engage in the conversation. The 2021 SASEhack will give participants the opportunity to showcase their understanding of the cultural context of APIDA, relevance of APIDA engagement and develop creative solutions that engage the APIDA community in the conversation of social justice.

Under the Resource Tab, you will find our webinar series to help you prepare.

  • March 15 Webinar: Kent Tong, OCA, Molding AAPI Consciousness
  • March 25 Webinar: A Conversation on Community Building and Solidarity with APIA Scholars

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Teams will select from one of the following tracks:

1) APIDA Story: In this time of COVID and social justice, how do we as the APIDA community share our stories to bring awareness to issues (bimodal nature of APIDA distribution of healthcare, education, income, etc.)?

2) APIDA Allyship: Given the complexity of the APIDA community, how do we become better allies and communicate the allyship within our community and outside?


Dr. Raju Konduru

Dr. Raju Konduru
Vice President of Quality Assurance – Grooming, Procter & Gamble

Kabir Kumar

Kabir Kumar
Senior Director – Global Culture, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (CDEI), Walmart

Khanh Vu

Khanh Vu

Judging Criteria

  • Judging Rubric
    Scoring will be determined as following: 25% Addressing the Track tropic at hand 10% Unique and Innovative Approach 25% Scalability of the proposal from concept to wide implementation 25% Communication 15% Use of Technology

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