NYC Men Teach (https://nycmenteach.org) is hosting the following event for Asian American students who are interested in teaching careers at the NYC public school. Title: Asian Educator Experiences: Opportunities And Challenges For Asian Teachers And NYC Students Date: Thursday, November 4, 2021 Time: 4:30pm-5:30pm Place: Zoom URL: Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUvfuqtqjgiE9JryVvCoZA1_oA_C4gogICB. Description: Featuring Mitch Wu, Director of Chinese-American Planning Council, Inc., followed by a round table discussion with all concerned with NYC public schools.
Long Island City, nestled in the western corner of Queens with waterfront views of Manhattan’s skyline, is a microcosm of a sweeping demographic shift: a booming Asian population that has become the fastest growing racial group in the country and its most populous city.
Quote: “Nearly 40 years after Vincent Chin was killed, Asian Americans still face brutal violence due to xenophobia and racism.”
Quote: “We [Asian Americans] are the fastest-growing demographic group in the U.S. But when it comes to the nation’s racial and ethnic divisions, where do we fit in?”
Queens Memory Project (https://queensmemory.org) is hosting an online workshop “Documenting a Pandemic What We’ve Learned” on Tuesday, October 5, 2021. It will be a live stream event on Facebook. ——————— Members of the Queens Memory Project will discuss lessons from the COVID-19 Project, and how they worked together as a team to incorporate the diverse voices of our borough and campus into the archives during this momentous period in history. Livestreamed on https://www.facebook.com/queensmemory. Tuesday, October 5th from 4:00pm-5:30pm Chair: Annie Tummino, Assistant Professor, Head of Special Collections and Archives, Queens College Panelists: – Meral Agish, Queens Memory Community Coordinator; – …
The COVID-19 Oral History Project (https://asianheritage.commons.gc.cuny.edu) is a collection of images, essays, and video recordings documenting the experience of LaGuardia Community College students, especially those of the Asian descent, during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are hiring one or two research assistants for this project in order to analyze the transcripts of the collected interviews. The primary responsibilities of the research assistants include: Coordinate (and possibly conduct) interviews with Asian American students using online conference tools such as Zoom (https://www.zoom.us) Proofread transcripts of the recorded interviews by Asian American students using automatic transcription tools such as Temi (https://www.temi.com) and Rev.com (https://www.rev.com) …
“Growing up in Southern California, Ryka Aoki dreamed of being a writer, but her Japanese American parents expected her to study the sciences or something technical….Packed with meditations on music, identity, found family, immigrant culture and redemption, the book is set in the Asian American enclave of the L.A.-adjacent San Gabriel Valley, where Aoki, who is trans, was raised, and weaves a story that’s joyfully queer.”
“Shang-Chi,” a new martial arts superhero casted by an Asian-American actor, is compared to “Black Panther” in terms of its potential cultural significance.
The Washington Post has published this article on the demographic change in the U.S. Quote: “Some, like Goel, expressed hope that the demographic changes will result in a more inclusive America, with people of color who have been historically excluded from power and prominence gaining equality. Others feared that the shifts could result in an increase in racial resentment among the current non-Hispanic White majority, whose population dipped below 60 percent for the first time according to the 2020 Census, and a resistance to change.”
The Asian American Federation is hosting an up-stander intervention training on Thursday, August 26, 2021, in collaboration with Nonviolent Peaceforce. This is an in-person event. —————————– The Asian American Federation is excited to partner with Nonviolent Peaceforce for an IN-PERSON workshop on Mutual Protection and Upstander Intervention to protect you and your community from harm. This workshop will introduce participants to holistic skills and tools used by human rights defenders around the world to uplift their communities and keep themselves safe from violence. Date: Thursday, August 26 | 6-8 pm Location: The training will be in Queens and for security …