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Sesame Street adds Ji-Young, the first Asian American Muppet, to cast

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.”

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Call for participants in the Asian American COVID-19 Oral History Project (for a $25 gift card)

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) …

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Asian Educator Experiences: Opportunities And Challenges For Asian Teachers And NYC Students (11/4/2021)

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.

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