Maud, Action Program Manager at Asian Raisins, has been nominated for the Young Impact Awards due to her contributions to our anti-racism campaign, “Stop Hanky Panky Shanghai.” Young Impact is an organization that supports and provides a platform for young changemakers, at which annually they present awards to ambitious young individuals who go to great lengths with their social initiatives. The Asian Raisins campaign “Stop Hanky Panky Shanghai” calls on people to sign the petition against the so-called birthday song “Hanky Panky Shanghai,” which has originated from racist and persistent stereotypes. From October 2nd to October 27th onwards, you can vote for Maud on the Young Impact website.
“I am very pleased to be nominated for the Young Impact Awards. With the campaign, we hope to banish ‘Hanky Panky Shanghai.’ This way, we combat racism in the classroom and create a more inclusive birthday celebration for every child. We have already gathered 4.321 signatures, but we do hope this number can increase.” Maud tells us, nominated for the diversity category.
The winner will be determined based on the number of online votes, jury votes, and votes during the show. The award ceremony will take place on November 2nd in a private ceremony at the Q-factory in Amsterdam. The winner will receive a cash prize worth of €2,500, and Young Impact will assist the winner in furthering their initiative. Asian Raisins plans to use the prize money to expand the reach of the campaign, with the hope of at least doubling the number of signatures and promoting an inclusive birthday celebration for every child.
Would you like to support our petition to banish Hanky Panky Shanghai? Then, you can sign here!
From October 2nd to October 27th onwards, you can vote for Maud on the Young Impact website.
Header photo credits: Rui Jun Luong, Maud: for ‘Guess Who: Asian Edition’ project