Four virtual events to celebrate Asian Heritage Month 2020

Just because you can’t celebrate in-person, it doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate online. Here are our event highlights for Asian Heritage Month.

Since mid-March, we’ve made adjustments to our regularly scheduled programming. In spite of that, the Asian community still finds ways to celebrate our heritage. Here are three virtual events to celebrate Asian Heritage Month:


In early May, 88rising hosted a five-hour live stream event, ASIA RISING FOREVER, featuring intimate performances, interviews, and games from its artists and community including Rich Brian, NIKI, Beabadoobee and more.

The mass media company had to pivot their major celebration this year as the first headlining Asian artists at Coachella and going global with their Head in the Clouds festival to an online experience.

Viewers are encouraged to donate to Asian Americans Advancing Justice, whose mission is “to advance the civil and human rights of Asian Americans and to build and promote a fair and equitable society for all.”


Talk to me about Asia: Women in business – May 27, 2020

May 27, 2020
4:00pm Pacific Time

With the rise of women in innovative economic development and business expansion around the world, the Asia Pacific Foundation’s Youth Council (APYC) presents an opportunity for students and young professionals to learn in depth about women in business, specifically how we can work towards equality.

Join the APYC for a panel discussion with three panelists including Cold Tea Collective Founder and Executive Producer, Natasha Jung, alongside other women in business across different industries sharing their stories and experiences of what it means to be women doing business in Asia and in Canada. Learn about the various opportunities that are open for women in business, as well as the challenges and barriers.

Other panelists include Cybele Negris, a serial entrepreneur, seasoned board member, speaker, mentor, and columnist, as well as Amar Nijhawan, Program Manager and Gender Equality Lead at the Canadian International Resources Development Institute.

Cold Tea Collective presents: Millennial burnout in quarantine and the mindful way forward – May 28, 2020

Thursday May 28, 2020
6:00pm Pacific Time
Instagram Live

Cold Tea Collective will also be hosting an Instagram Live event with our Co-Founder and Executive Producer, Natasha Jung, in conversation with multidisciplinary creative and mindfulness entrepreneur Juno Kim.

The dialogue will explore the challenges faced in the transition between moving a million miles a minute to the point of burnout, to quarantine life, and moving forward with more mindful habits in place. 

Juno Kim
Photo: Submitted

Juno Kim is known for being a conscious chef, creating memorable projects for top brands, publications, films (including Always Be My Maybe with Ali Wong and Randall Park), and tech companies looking for unique food experiences or visuals. Learn about Juno’s experience with creativity, mental health and connection with his Korean Canadian heritage in his Creative Mornings talk.

Learn more about Natasha’s experience in navigating between cultural expectations and her values after burning out in the workplace and why she created Cold Tea Collective in her TEDx talk

#OURIDENTITY: Project Blue Marble – May 30, 2020

Saturday May 30, 2020
2:00pm Pacific Time
Streaming live on
Amazon Music’s Twitch Channel

#OURIDENTITY: Project Blue Marble is an eight-hour live stream event that will unite Asian artists and leaders from around the world for the fight against COVID-19 and the xenophobia affecting Asian communities. Proceeds from the virtual event will benefit the United Way Worldwide and their efforts to support those impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak.

Co-organized by the Far East Movement, the livestream will feature musical
performances from Asian acts around the globe including Yuna, Raja Kumari, Jay Park and H1GHR Music, Shawn Wasabi, and a lineup of acts representing countries from across Asia and the Pacific Islands.

The lineup will also feature guests including former presidential candidate and entrepreneur Andrew Yang, Fast and the Furious franchise star Sung Kang, poet Rupi Kaur, The Daily Show’s Ronny Chieng, fashion designers Prabal Gurung and Phillip Lim, NBA Star Jeremy Lin, digital pioneers, Wong Fu Productions, and many more.

“It’s been inspiring to witness the strength of the human spirit through these tough times. Project Blue Marble is the result of our community’s togetherness with a passion to help, and to also be heard,” says organizer Kev Nish, Co-CEO of Transparent Arts, Far East Movement and Co-Founder of Goldhouse.

During a special programming block of the livestream, sponsor McDonald’s USA will be honouring and highlighting stories of individuals who have selflessly given back to their communities, as a thank you to local heroes who are caring for our country throughout the pandemic.

Fans can also nominate their own heroes to be spotlighted during the event by using the hashtag #OurAAPIHeroes on social media. For each nomination (up to 1,000 people), McDonald’s USA will donate $5 to the event beneficiary – The United Way Worldwide.

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Show us your pride all year-round by following Cold Tea Collective on Instagram, Facebook, or Linkedin, listen to our Pearls of Wisdom podcast, or subscribe to our newsletter, The Tea, for more stories for, by and about Asian millennials.

From all of us at Cold Tea Collective, Happy Asian Heritage Month.

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