Together celebrating the global Asian and Pacific Islander cultures in the United States, a YouTube special produced by LeBron James’ Spring Hill Company discusses the current and historical acts of violence against the Asian and Pacific Islander community.
The program’s ending was capped off by an emotional rendition of ‘This Is Me’ by Asia’s Canary and Kapamilya singer Jona Viray.
Uploaded on the YouTube channel of Jubilee, the event was titled A Star-Studded Dinner | Recipe for Change, which features personalities of Asian and Pacific Islander descent such as Hasan Minhaj, Eugene Lee Yang, Michelle Kwan, Olivia Munn, Jay Shetty, Margaret Cho, BD Wong, Katelyn Ohashi, Lisa Ling, Auli’i Cravalho, Asia Jackson, Simu Liu, Amanda Nguyen, Tina Tchen, Ross Butler, Jason Y Lee, Brandon Flynn, and Sophia Bush.
With three dinner cuisine from acclaimed Chefs Jet Tila, Alvin Cailan, and Melissa King, a spectacular night jam-packed with pride and culture has filled the hearts of people around the world with appreciation and empowerment.
Several Asian-American celebrities were present to discuss their heritage and culture in the United States. The event also tackled the rising problem of the anti-Asian hate crime evident in the country for the past months.
With the powerful performance and rendition of This Is Me by Jona, the program concludes with everyone performing a beautiful Japanese tradition called kintsugi–taking broken pieces of pottery and putting them back together with gold.
The activity sums up the gist of the event– Asian-American personalities coming together to support one another in solidarity amidst diversity.