Our Commitment to Stop Asian Hate
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a rise in harassment, bullying, verbal assaults, and violence directed at Asian Americans and those within the Asian diaspora.
In support of #StopAsianHate – A Day of Action, a national day of mourning and remembrance of the lives lost and impacted by racism and hatred, AT&T and WarnerMedia are committing $7 million in contributions to help the fight for social justice. This includes a multi-platform campaign to raise awareness around the escalating violence towards the AAPI community and to give the public an opportunity to show their support and stand in solidarity. This campaign continues the company’s ongoing commitment in response to racial and social injustice.
The campaign includes public service announcements (PSAs) focused on our ongoing commitment to empowering the AAPI community and aim to educate, inform and inspire others to take action. They include talent and executives from WarnerMedia and AT&T such as: Amara Walker (correspondent, CNN), Anne Chow (CEO, AT&T Business), Jon M. Chu (director, IN THE HEIGHTS, CRAZY RICH ASIANS), Jim Lee (Chief Creative Officer and Publisher, DC), Lisa Ling (correspondent, CNN), Ludi Lin (MORTAL KOMBAT), Olivia Cheng (WARRIOR), Olivia Liang (KUNG FU), and Tzi Ma (KUNG FU).
“As a company, WarnerMedia unequivocally stands with the AAPI community and all marginalized communities. We acknowledge that racism and sexism often provide the foundation for hatred, inequality, and violence—and these are systemic issues we must all fight. remarked Christy Haubegger, EVP Communications and Chief Inclusion Officer. “We are creators and thinkers, and we understand our responsibility to help foster greater understanding and awareness, in both the content we create, and through our words and actions.”
Learn more about our efforts below.
Stop Asian Hate | WarnerMedia PSA
Apathy furthers hate. With AT&T, we're contributing $7 million to organizations dedicated to ensuring justice for the AAPI community and encourage you to lend your support as well. Text "AAPI" or "AAJC " to 20222 to donate $10 and help #StopAsianHate.
Hate Has No Home Here | WarnerMedia PSA
In the last year, there were reports of over 3800 anti-Asian racist incidents across America. And anti-Asian hate crimes have soared by 150% in major U.S. cities. We all can help. Text "AAPI" or “AAJC” to 20222 to make a $10 donation. #StopAsianHate
Narration by Pia Barlow, SVP of Marketing at HBO Max.
Text to Donate
The WarnerMedia family, along with ATT, is committing $7 million to further justice for the AAPI community. Join us in supporting our Asian American neighbors, colleagues, and friends. Text “AAPI” to 20222 to donate $10 and support the Asian American Chamber of Commerce, to assist Asian American businesses suffering from the COVID-19 pandemic; text “AAJC” to 20222 to support Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC, an organization advocating for the civil and human rights of Asian Americans and help #StopAsianHate.
This recently-launched campaign follows ongoing commitments we have previously made to Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC, Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund, Center for Asian American Media, and the Atlanta affiliate of Asian Americans Advancing Justice’s victims’ fund. Employee contributions to these organizations supporting the AAPI community nationwide, and in some cases other valid charities, will also have their donation matched by WarnerMedia and AT&T up to $1K per eligible employee. Internationally, AT&T and WarnerMedia are donating to Southeast and East Asian Centre (SEEAC) in the U.K., European Network Against Racism, and Australians Against Racism.
Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC
AAJC is a national organization dedicated to advancing the civil and human rights of Asian Americans and building a fair and equitable society for all through public education, public policy advocacy, community organizing, and litigation.
Asian American Legal Defense & Education Fund
AALDEF is a national organization that protects and promotes the civil rights of Asian Americans. By combining litigation, advocacy, education and organizing, AALDEF works with Asian American communities across the country to secure human rights for all.
Center for Asian American Media (CAAM)
The Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to presenting stories that convey the richness and diversity of Asian American experiences to the broadest audience possible.
CAPE (Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment)
CAPE champions diversity by educating, connecting, and empowering Asian American and Pacific Islander artists and leaders in entertainment and media.
Southeast and East Asian Center (SEEAC)
Southeast and East Asian Centre (SEEAC) is a welcoming home to the migrants, refugees, and anyone of Southeast and East Asian heritage in the UK.
Australians Against Racism
Australians Against Racism aims to counter destructive stereotyping of race and culture by actively promoting understanding and debate through the media, arts, education, and the law.
European Network Against Racism (ENAR)
ENAR is the only pan-European anti-racism network that combines advocacy for racial equality and facilitating cooperation among civil society anti-racism actors in Europe