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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 ( …

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