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AAPI Curriculum Mandated by NJ Lawmakers. . . Now What?
May 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Public education’s central role in reversing the discrimination & cultural erasure of Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders. We’ve been here before… with mixed results.
This panel discussion addresses key issues:
● Diversity within the AAPI Community
● Historic Roots & Pandemic Exacerbation of AAPI Discrimination
● Common Myths & Misconceptions
● Why AAPI students need Social–Emotional–Learning now more than ever
● What NJ Public Schools have done to raise awareness and reverse cultural erasure
● What we’re still getting wrong about highlighting marginalized people… how to avoid propagating a Deficit Point of View
● Forming Identity and navigating the competing forces of Perpetual Foreigner Myth, pressure to assimilate, cultural erasure, and genuine/healthy inclusion
● How the disinformation of eugenics lingers today in the form of white supremacy, colorism, and anti–blackness infecting AAPI Communities
● What the AAPI community itself gets wrong about Model Minority Myth
● Intersectionality between AAPI Hate & Antisemitism — beyond crisis-related scapegoating…
● How all of us can be the best upstanding allies we can.
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- Mike Jackson, Co-Lead Teacher for Equity & Social Justice, WW-P Community Middle School
- Anthony Jones, Diversity-Equity-Inclusivity Coordinator, WW-P Regional School District
- Venkat R. Ramaprasad, University Professor & High School Language Arts Teacher
- Emma Kim, Lawrenceville Prep Executive Council/Scholar Athlete
Moderated by Lynne Azarchi, Director of Kidsbridge