AAPI History Inclusion Benefit Concert to Be Held Tonight @LHS

Boston, Nov. 11, 2021, –The “Asian American and Pacific Islanders History Inclusion” Benefit Concert organized by High School students from Greater Boston Area will be held tonight at the Lexington High School Auditorium during Veterans Day. You can still buy tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/1111-aapi-history-inclusion-benefit-concert-tickets-179587871157. The ticket price is $12.

The purpose of this concert is to raise funds for the inclusion of Asian American history in our textbooks. We will invite Asian veterans as honorable guests to this event.

“Asian Hate” has been a problem that existed for a long time in the United States. The pandemic saw a rise in violence against Asians as people blame them for causing this widespread disease. The shooting in Atlanta on March 16 resulted in the death of six Asian women and shocked the entire Asian American community. The tragedy has led many to contemplate and examine the injustice against Asians over the years. Why are Asians excluded from American society when they have contributed to building this country? Why are Asian American veterans, who are just as courageous and selfless as any other veteran, not receiving well-deserved recognition? Why are the contributions of Asian Americans reduced to mere paragraphs in our history textbooks as though they were not part of the hundreds of thousands who made America what it is today?

Massachusetts is the birthplace of the American spirit, and it has long been a model of education. To represent our mission to promote the integration of Asian American cultures in the local community, we would like to use music to educate and unite our diverse community. This is a small step towards greater acceptance of Asian American cultures in America, and we hope to see you there in support of our cause!

Event Sponsored by: Chinese American Association of Lexington (CAAL), New England Chinese American Alliance (NECCA), New Moon International Media, Boston International Media Consulting.

Please contact [email protected] if you’re interested in sponsoring.