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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 SocialEmotionalLearning 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 antiblackness 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


May 19
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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