Sam Hyun

Sam Hyun believes that anti-racism must include eradicating anti-Asian hate in order to truly create an equitable and loving community. By amplifying the voices and perspectives of the AAPI Community he strives to create understanding, social impact, and change.

Topics

▪Resilience ▪Social Justice ▪Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion ▪Motivation & Inspiration

Keynotes

▪I Am Not Your Model Minority
▪Impacting Change: Through Politics and Social Movements

 

Sam’s Bio

Sam Hyun currently serves as the Chairperson of the Massachusetts Asian American Commission. He is the Communications Manager for Hate Is A Virus. Further, Sam is currently pursuing his Masters in Public Policy with a concentration in Poverty Alleviation, as well as a Masters in Business Administration with a focus on Social Impact, both at Brandeis University’s Heller School for Social Policy and Management.

Sam Hyun approach to speaking is engaging with the audience through authenticity and in a relatable manner. Whether that means making complicated and nuanced discussions like race into understandable content that is lighter on jargon. Or whether that is being succinct and to the point, by not beating around the bush and being straightforward with the audience.

He has been asked by leaders in other communities of color, such as the Urban League, Anti-Defamation League, American Jewish Committee to speak in solidarity with their respective communities against hate. Sam Hyun has been featured in Forbes, Good Morning America, the front page of the Boston Globe, and many other publications for his work. Over the years, he has given dozens of speeches, panel discussions, and presentations.

Promotional Materials

To help you promote your event with Sam, CAMPUSPEAK has created promotional templates you can use. In this folder, you will find resources for social media, a promotional poster for printing, and press photos you can use for your event.
Link to Promotional Materials

Logistical Materials

In-Person Event AV Needs (PDF)
Speaking Introduction (PDF)

Keynotes

I Am Not Your Model Minority

Despite the increase in awareness regarding the AAPI Community, there is more that people don’t understand than do, and in spite of the stereotypes, the AAPI community is not monolithic. However, many AAPI youth struggle to discover their identity in a country that has long “othered” AAPI, this program will provide frameworks to develop who they are as AAPI.

Sam Hyun accomplishes this by laying out critical pillars of AAPI History. The Yellow Peril, Perpetual Foreigner Narrative, and the Model Minority Myth. He takes students through a journey of discovery using historical context, reframing what it means to be AAPI, and where the community currently stands on issues directly impacting the people. In this program, students will learn to understand the intersections of AAPI Identity, the impact the community has had in the United States, and find pride in who they are. That the AAPI Community is no longer invisible. We matter, as we always have.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of attending this program, students will learn:

  • The origins and meaning behind AAPI
  • AAPI history and how we have come to understand what being AAPI means today
  • Where do we go from here and the next steps the community and allies should take
Impacting Change: Through Politics and Social Movements

Now more than ever, we are realizing the importance of not only getting involved but being a part of the movements for change in both politics and social movements. However, where do you even begin? How do you make the change from both inside and outside of government and social movements? This program will take you through what it is really like to make a difference by illustrating the truth behind what it is like to work in politics and social movements.

Students today are not just the leaders of tomorrow, but they are increasingly becoming the changemakers of today. Sam Hyun’s approach is to provide the truth behind what it takes to not just get involved but truly make an impact. In this keynote, Sam provides students insider information and explains the process through knowledge gained from experience. Audience members will be empowered, motivated, and determined to be the leaders we deserve.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of attending this program, students will learn:

  • The ins and outs of government and steps to get involved
  • About the political process and ways to build social movements
  • How to get advocate and make changes through politics and social movements