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Virtual National Day of Action and Healing (3/26/2021)

On March 26, 1790, the Naturalization Act was signed into law, prohibiting non-white people from becoming citizens of the United States. Over 200 years later, Asians in the U.S. are still suffering from the effects of the racism our country was founded upon. Asian elders are being physically assaulted in the streets. Asian American children are afraid to go back to school. We are still grieving the murders of 6 Asian women in a racially-motivated killing spree in Atlanta last week. That’s why, on March 26, we’re inviting you to join us for a social media campaign to #StopAsianHate. Ending …

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Teaching While Asian: A Panel Discussion for Future and Current Asian American Educators (hosted by NYC Men Teach)

This panel discussion will revolve around Asian American students in teacher education programs and current Asian American educators’ experiences as future and current teachers. The discussion will also cover racism against Asian Americans and COVID-19 related attacks against Asian Americans. Date: Friday, April 16, 2021 Time: 5:00pm-7:00pm Place: Zoom (register at https://lagcc.wufoo.com/forms/event-registration-form/) Description: Panelist: – Dr. Rupan Saran, Associate Professor of Education, School of Education/MEC – Chris Nicolo, Graduate student at Queens College & Elementary school teacher – Kelwin Choi, Graduate student at Hunter College For more information about the event, contact John Gunn (jgunn@lagcc.cuny.edu) and James Johnson (jjohnson@mec.cuny.edu). This …

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Anti-Asian Violence: Coping with Trauma (Workshop with Asian American Federation)

Anti-Asian Violence: Coping with Trauma (Workshop with Asian American Federation) Date: Wednesday May 5th, 2021 Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm With the Covid-19 Pandemic we are seeing an increase in instance of violence against Asian Americans. This disturbing development calls for an unequivocal response from the community. Asian Heritage Celebrations Committee (AHC) and Asian American Federation (AAF) team up to bring to you this workshop on Anti Asian Violence and Coping with Trauma and Emotional Anxiety. Facilitators: Joo Han (AAF), Juo-Hsi Peng (AAF), Sumanth Inukonda, Neetu Kaushik, Koun Eum, Kyoko Toyama, Choon Shan Lai Contact Sumanth Inukonda (sinukonda@lagcc.cuny.edu) for the Zoom …

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“I am not a Virus” Workshop with the Museum of Chinese in America (5/12/2021)

The following event is hosted as part of the Asian Heritage Celebration in 2021. Please join us for a 60-minute workshop examining the history and impact of the perpetual foreigner stereotype, with an emphasis on how that stereotype continues to affect people of (or perceived as being of) Chinese heritage in the U.S. during the COVID-19 pandemic. This interactive virtual program during Asian Heritage Month will be facilitated by an educator from the Museum of Chinese in America. This is workshop is open to all but will be capped at 60 participants – please register in advance. advance. Please sign …

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CUNY AAARI’s statement against the anti-Asian hate

CUNY’s Asian American/ Asian Research Institute (AAARI) issued a statement about the recent anti-Asian hate crimes and the history of discrimination against Asian American in the U.S. Quote: “If CUNY, as the largest public university, is truly going to fulfill its role as an authentic and real leader in promoting equity and social justice, the CUNY leadership must meaningfully engage with the Asian American community and must recognize the myriad contributions, individual and collective, of Asian Americans, alongside other racial and ethnic communities.”

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NYT Daily: A Murderous Rampage in Georgia

Today’s Daily, the NYT’s podcast, features anti-Asian sentiments and discriminations with special focus on the shootings in Atlanta. It discusses why “hate crime” is difficult to charge especially when it involves Asian/Asian American, a very brief history of anti-Asian discrimination in the U.S. (Chinese Exclusion Act, Executive Order 9066, and the murder of Vincent Chin), and whether the Atlanta shootings will be charged as a hate crime.

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Asian-American Wellness Group (every Wednesday)

Counselors Stacey Chen and Shirley Chen at LaGuardia Community College are hosting a weekly support group for Asian-American students. Asian-American Wellness Group aims to co-create a safe space where students can share how they’re feeling amidst the pandemic and connect with supportive others. Topics will be guided by student interests and may include emotional coping, mental health, family dynamics, impact on communities, and healing/empowerment as it relates to responding to racism and racial identity. Wednesdays 2:30pm-3:30pm starting Wednesday, March 17, 2021. RSVP to Stacey Chen at stchen@lagcc.cuny.edu.

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