The Wake-Up Call
On June 19, 1982 at the height of anti-Japanese sentiments arising from massive layoffs in the auto industry, a 27-year-old Chinese-American named Vincent Chin was murdered in Detroit by two autoworkers. Vincent’s killers however were only sentenced to a $3,000 fine and 3 years of probation with no jail time.
Vincent’s death brought Asian Americans into the civil right discourse for the first time in these United States.
Yet change is slow. Just 35 years after Vincent’s tragedy, Asian Americans represent approximately 5.6% of the U.S. population but as of 2017, there are only 12 Asian American representatives serving in the United States Congress.
The fact is, that the Asian Americans community is facing the challenge known as the “bamboo ceiling”. This phenomenon has been attributed with racial stereotype of Asians as highly competent, but lacking in the essential leadership characteristics of charisma and sociability.
We Got Organized!
Recognizing the challenges Asian Americans are facing, Project by Project (PbP) is dedicated to two important missions:
- Foster a community of like-minded, philanthropic Asian Americans and continue to develop them as leaders.
- Develop and implement innovative solutions to serve non-profits and their missions in local communities.
Every year, PbP selects and focuses on one important social issue. We partner with local nonprofit organizations to address their most important concerns for the year. PbP works with our partners to develop pertinent and actionable solutions that has ranged from fundraising to strategic initiatives.
Since 1998, PbP has raised over $800,000 for our nonprofit beneficiaries while advancing unique issues such as civil rights, social action, advocacy, crisis intervention, victim services and many more.
2018 Beneficiary Partner and Theme
With so much uncertainty regarding the shifting national concerns over the pathways to citizenship, the project theme for this year was chosen as Asian American Immigration.
Immigration is a topic that touches most Asian Americans deeply, and PbP – Los Angeles is fundraising for its nonprofit partner OCA-GLA to assist qualified individuals in the Greater Los Angeles to apply for U.S. citizenship. You can read more about our partnership here!
Plate by Plate
Aside from PbP’s annual partnership on social issues, PbP – Los Angeles holds its own annual signature fundraiser known as “Plate by Plate”. This culinary extravaganza will be hosted in the city of Los Angeles in early August of 2018. Watch for our ticket announcement in Spring 2018!
Plate by Plate is a unique celebration of food and diversity which brings together some of the best local restaurants and beverage purveyors in Los Angeles. All proceeds benefiting PbP partners.
The result last year was over 50 top restaurants and beverage sponsors from all corners of Los angeles. This tasting benefit has been attended by over a thousand food and and beverage enthusiasts, community advocates, celebrity chefs, and many more.
How can you help?
Attend our annual signature event, Plate by Plate! It’s fun, delicious, a great networking opportunity and all for a good cause!
Join the Project by Project volunteer team – If you’re interested in being a day of volunteer for “Plate by Plate 2018” in Los Angeles, contact email@example.com!
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Make a Donation – http://projectbyproject.org/make-a-donation/
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