How Daniel Dae Kim Became America's Conscience

Adweek's 2021 Beacon Award honoree is standing up for Asian Americans in Hollywood and in their neighborhoods

On March 18, just two days after a shooter killed eight people at three Atlanta spas, Daniel Dae Kim addressed Congress virtually about the rapid rise of anti-Asian and anti-Asian American violence in America. While some would find a task such as that daunting, it was Kim’s second time doing so in a span of six months.

“I’m both honored and dismayed to be back in front of you,” Kim greeted the congressional representatives before talking about House Resolution 908, a bill formally condemning all forms of anti-Asian sentiment.



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This story first appeared in the Sept. 27, 2021, issue of Adweek magazine. Click here to subscribe.