Sesame Street recently released a video focused on the experiences of Asian American children as part of an ongoing initiative to help families have honest conversations about race.
Please join the Asian American / Asian Research Institute for a lecture on, Small Business, Big Losses: The Impact of the Covid Crisis on Asian Small Business in New York City, by Ahyoung Kim, on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, from 5:30pm to 7pm. This will be a live online workshop, open to the general public via Zoom and RSVP is required to attend. Title: Small Business, Big Losses: The Impact of the Covid Crisis on Asian Small Business in New York City Date: Tuesday, June 29, 2021 Time: 5:30pm-7:00pm Place: Zoom URL: https://aaari.info/21-06-29kim/ Description: Asian American small businesses made up …
AAF’s statement on celebrating the first Juneteenth National Independence Day. “On this first Juneteenth National Independence Day, we stand in solidarity with our Black siblings to commemorate this historic occasion, but also to reflect on the sad legacy of slavery in our country. We appreciate the hard fought gains in civil rights that benefitted our own Asian American community, and pledge to fight for racial equity alongside our Black brothers and sisters to achieve an America that recognizes justice and equality as our paramount shared goal.”
Frank Wu, President of Queens College, talks about the issues surrounding Asian Americans in the U.S on CUNY TV. The topics discussed include: micro-aggression against AAPI, the Atlantic shootings, Yellow Peril, the perpetual foreigners syndrome, Bamboo Ceiling, the model minority myth, and the inter-minority hatred especially between Asian and Black communities.
John Oliver discusses social invisibility of Asian Americans, the history of the model minority stereotype, and why the U.S. public should be better informed of this fastest-growing ethnic group in the U.S. As usual, his presentation is highly entertaining.
This info might be helpful for AAPI students planning to transfer to Hunter College. The Hunter College AANAPISI Project (HCAP) Transfer Pipeline Program is a new initiative to provide peer mentorship and support services to incoming transfer students to Hunter. This initiative will target Asian American and other first-generation college students who are transferring into Hunter from other CUNY community colleges. To learn more about Hunter College AANAPISI Project (HCAP), visit: https://huntercap.org and https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScGv4nziqshDXbmfKKWGF-11gd17BIomsC-7iJopnhh5J5Npw/viewform.
This NYT special article features invisibility (or interchangeability) of Asians in workplace. It also discusses the Asian glass ceiling as both social and cultural constructs (as exemplified by Japanese proverb “The quacking duck gets shot.” and the Western idiom “The squeaky wheel gets the oil.”) Quote: “At some top companies, Asian Americans are overrepresented in midlevel roles and underrepresented in leadership. The root of this workplace inequality could stem from the all-too-common experience of being confused for someone else.”
Many AAPI local organizations have initiated community-based public safety effort to improve safety in their neighborhood. Public Safety Patrol in Flushing was introduced in this CNN article. Quote: “From coast to coast, volunteer groups have emerged in the past year to patrol Asian neighborhoods in an effort to deter the racism and violent attacks that people of Asian descent have been subjected to in the past year.”
During the AAPI Heritage Month in 2021, USPS is going to issue stamps in recognition of the 442nd Regiment’s service to the nation. “Go for Broke” was the motto of the 442nd Infantry Regiment, an Army unit comprised of Japanese Americans during the World War II. Despite the skepticism and sometimes outright rejection among the general Americans that time, the 442nd Regiment often took the highest risks and endured the one of the highest casualty rates during the war. The 442nd Regiment is now known as the most decorated unit for its size in U.S. military history.