Aif2022 Kulkarni Manjusha

Manjusha Kulkarni

Executive Director, AAPI Equity Alliance; Co-Founder, Stop AAPI Hate

Manjusha Kulkarni is executive director of AAPI Equity Alliance, a coalition of organizations serving Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Los Angeles County. In 2020, she co-founded Stop AAPI Hate, an aggregator of COVID-19-related hate incidents against AAPIs. Previously, Kulkarni was executive director of the nonprofit South Asian Network. Her recent recognition includes Bank of America’s Racial Equity Award and, along with her Stop AAPI Hate co-founders, TIME’s 100 and Bloomberg Businessweek’s 50 most influential individuals, as well as the 2021 Webby Social Movement of the Year. A White House Champions of Change Award recipient for her South Asian Network work, Kulkarni is a member of the Los Angeles City Ethics Commission and the California Racial and Identity Profiling Advisory Board.

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