Gold House Celebrates Positive Asian Achievements Through Annual A100 List Amidst Racism During the COVID-19 Pandemic
The seminal program launches in partnership with the 2020 Census
LOS ANGELES, May 1, 2020 (Newswire.com) - Gold House, the largest nonprofit collective of Asian cultural leaders that accelerates the inclusive representation and empowerment of Asians, announces its third annual A100 List to celebrate Asians and Asian American & Pacific Islanders (AAPI) and their transformative contributions to society. The seminal 2020 A100 launches in partnership with the 2020 Census, a critical count of everyone who lives in America. The online destination was developed with creative agency Barrel.
Each year, the A100 commences Asian Pacific American Heritage Month by spotlighting the 100 most esteemed and impactful Asians in entertainment and media, fashion and lifestyle, technology, business, and social activism. The List, determined by 20 Asian nonprofit groups, a panel of multicultural icons, and hundreds of Gold House members, unites the Asian diaspora with other communities in celebrating excellence and championing a path towards a more inclusive future for everyone. This year, for the first time, voters selected the single most impactful Asians per category as well as the Legend Honor for lifetime achievement including:
● Business: Betty Liu (Executive Vice Chairman, New York Stock Exchange)
● Fashion and Lifestyle: Prabal Gurung (Designer)
● Media & Entertainment: Awkwafina (Actress, Producer, Musician)
● Social Activism: Andrew Yang (Humanity Forward and former Presidential Candidate)
● Technology: Satya Nadella (CEO, Microsoft)
● Legend Honor: Miky Lee (Vice Chairman, CJ Entertainment)
● The full A100 list may be viewed at A100list.com.
The A100 will be celebrated throughout the month of May through several forums:
● Identifying new avenues for empowerment through a live virtual discussion featuring several Honorees later this month to discuss the current and future state of Asian America and its next steps to grow as a community in partnership with the 2020 Census.
● Bolstering representation through live #GoldOpen Live Watch Parties for major Asian films with their cast and crew.
● Several other to-be-announced events
The full list of this year’s Honorees and Selection Committee can be found at A100list.com and on social media via #A100. Nominations for Gold House’s 2021 A100 are open now at goldhouse.org/nominate. Discover more about Gold House and additional initiatives at www.goldhouse.org.
About Gold House
Gold House is a nonprofit collective of diverse leaders dedicated to forging stronger bonds that empower Asians to lead authentic, successful, and healthy lives and, in turn, advance all of society. Our ventures include supporting authentic representation of Asians in media (#GoldOpen); accelerating success and representation of Asian founders (Gold Rush); championing societal contributions made by Asians to reshape public opinion (A100); and strengthening relationships to codify our cultural legacy (Golden Age). To learn more, visit www.goldhouse.org or follow @GoldHouseCo on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
Media Contact: Quyenzi Pham (Q@GoldHouse.Org)
Source: Gold House