Cover Margaret Cho and Lisa Ling will speak at a Clubhouse AAPI fundraiser (photos: Getty Images)

On Wednesday March 3, upstart restaurant Clubhouse club LA Food Gang hosts an audio fundraiser with Hollywood star and culinary powerhouses

Over the last few weeks, the #StopAsianHate movement has gained considerable steam online, with influencers, activists, and brands taking public stands as allies and supporters of the Asian American Pacific Island (AAPI) community, which has been subject to increasing levels of violence across North America since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. In New York City alone, the police department noted a 1,900 per cent surge in hate crimes targeting Asian Americans over the course of last year. 

As lawmakers and community organisers activate education and enforcement campaigns in affected areas, next week, the fight moves online to the buzzy social media app Clubhouse, where upstart Clubhouse club LA Food Gang, run by editor Andy Wang, restaurateur Crystal Coser, and television host and podcaster Yu Tsai will host a star-studded fundraiser benefitting the non-profit organisation Off Their Plate, which will distribute the funds to struggling AAPI-owned restaurants to make meals for AAPI community organisations.

Beginning on March 3 at 5 p.m. PST (that's 9 a.m. HKT on March 4), the LA Food Gang will host "Let's Eat Together." Wang, Coser, and Tsai will moderate an A-list panel, where comedian Margaret Cho and journalist Lisa Ling will deliver keynotes.

Related: Here's What You Need to Know About Clubhouse, and Why You Should Join

Guest speakers at "Let's Eat Together" will include:

  • Food editor Ruth Reichl
  • Figure skater Michelle Kwan
  • Fashion designer Jason Wu
  • Television host Jeannie Mai
  • Television personality Dorothy Wang
  • Pinterest Head of Content and Creator Partnerships Aya Kanai
  • Hate is a Virus' Sam Hyun
  • Digital marketing strategist Swan Sit
  • Star of Bling Empire Kane Lim
  • Star of Bling Empire Kevin Kreider
  • Chef and restaurateur Wolfgang Puck

Head over to LA Food Gang's website to learn more.