Graphic novels can have the same intimacy as diaries, one author said. “Issues of identity can be so emotionally fraught, so it makes sense to talk about them using a visual medium.”
A short collection of interviews with Asian Americans and their racialized experiences. Published in 2016, but it is a great testimony that the bias against Asian Americans was not caused by the pandemic — it was amplified by it. “A Conversation With Asian-Americans on Race” by Geeta Gandbhir and Michèle Stephenson on April 5, 2016
Chloé Zhao, the Academy Award-winning director of “Nomadland,” will create a series about the murder of Vincent Chin in 1982.
Ernie appears with Ji-Young, the first Asian American muppet on Thanksgiving Day as part of a special titled “See Us Coming Together.” Quote: “In the special — that centers around a “Neighbor Day” celebration and features celebrities ranging from actor Simu Liu to Japanese tennis pro Naomi Osaka — another child tells Ji-Young to “go home” in an offscreen incident. She subsequently seeks out friends and adults who, together, help her understand she’s “exactly where she belongs,” according to a press release on the episode.”
We are looking for current or former LaGuardia students to participate in interviews for the Asian American COVID-19 Oral History Project. This oral history collection aims to document the experience of LaGuardia Community College students, especially those of the Asian descent, during the COVID-19 pandemic. A participant who has completed an interview for this project will receive a $25 Visa gift card. The interviews will join the images, essays, and more that are part of the COVID-19 Story Project in the Institutional Archives. How can a student participate in this project? Visit the Asian American Oral History Project website (https://asianheritage.commons.gc.cuny.edu) …
After years of advocacy and intra-minority debates, Gavin Newson, the governor of California, signed Assembly Bill 101, which requires ethnic studies for high school diplomas in California. The bill ignited a lot of debates over exactly what should be included in the “ethnic studies” curriculum.
Asian American or AAPI? Quote: “Americans have always wrestled with language when it comes to describing race, with phrases and vocabulary changing to meet the struggles and values of the moment.”
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.”