Hollywood star Daniel Dae Kim has a new gig with US President Joe Biden.
The Hawaii Five-O and Lost actor is one of 23 people who will be joining the White House’s new task force to support Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander communities.
According to an official press release, “the Commission will advise the President on ways the public, private, and non-profit sectors can work together to advance equity and opportunity” as well as “address anti-Asian xenophobia and violence, ways to build capacity in AANHPI communities through federal grant-making and policies to address the intersectional barriers that AANHPI women, LGBTQ+ people, and people with disabilities face.”
Daniel is a passionate advocate for the Asian community and often speaks out against anti-Asian hate. Earlier this year, he teamed up with fellow actor Daniel Wu to offer a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a man who attacked Asian seniors in Oakland.
He’s also a member of the Asian American Foundation where he serves as Co-Chair of the Advisory Council.
Other members of the new task force include academics, nonprofit leaders and activists. A full list can be found here.
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