55 minutes | May 25, 2021

115 // Norman Chen // CEO & Co-Founder of LAAUNCH.org // The STAATUS Index 2021

Norman Chen, CEO & Co-Founder of LAAUNCH (Leading Asian Americans to Unite for Change) joins Jerry to share his Asian American identity journey, how we got involved in starting LAAUNCH with his friends, and he wants to the legacy for the STAATUS report.Meet NormanNorman is a healthcare entrepreneur and investor who has helped to build leading life sciences companies in both the US and Asia. With degrees from MIT and Stanford, Norman grew up on the East Coast and now lives in the SF Bay Area. He is an advisor or board member of several non-profit organizations, including The Nature Conservancy (CA), The Children’s Medical Foundation (HK/China), Marine Science Institute and Positive Coaching Alliance. In addition to being passionate about Asian-American issues, Norman loves fishing and playing basketball. (Source: Laaunch.org)About LAAUNCHWe are a non-profit organization founded by a group of longtime friends in September 2020 to address the rise of anti-Asian violence in America in the wake of COVID-19. Our mission is to engage and empower Asian Americans to fight racism, increase representation and share resources within our community.We created the STAATUS Index (Social Tracking of Asian Americans in the U.S.) to: Measure attitudes and perceptions of Americans towards Asian Americans on an annual basis; this is one of the first studies of its kind in over 20 years Create impactful data for politicians, community leaders and media to address the underlying causes of racism and discrimination towards Asian Americans; Develop impactful programs to fight prejudice, change stereotypes and increase visibility of Asian Americans. Visit www.LAAUNCH.org to learn more.// Support Dear Asian Americans:Merch: https://www.bonfire.com/store/dearasianamericans/Buy Me a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/jerrywonLearn more about DAA Creator and Host Jerry Won:LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jerrywon/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jerryjwon/// Listen to Dear Asian Americans on all major platforms:Transistor.fm: http://www.dearasianamericans.comApple: https://apple.dearasianamericans.comSpotify: https://spotify.dearasianamericans.comStitcher: https://stitcher.dearasianamericans.comGoogle: https://google.dearasianamericans.com  Follow us on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/dearasianamericans Like us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/dearasianamericans Subscribe to our YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/dearasianamericans // Join the Asian Podcast Network:Web: https://asianpodcastnetwork.com/Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/asianpodcastnetwork/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/asianpodcastnetwork/Dear Asian Americans is produced by Just Like Media:Web: http://www.justlikemedia.comInstagram.com: http://www.instagram.com/justlikemedia
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