We invite you to join us for two Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month presentations on the contributions of AAPI citizens in the United States and the need for AAPI studies to be taught in schools.
HVRSD graduate, Emily X.R. Pan will discuss her experiences growing up in Hopewell Valley. Pan is the New York Times bestselling author of THE ASTONISHING COLOR OF AFTER, which won the APALA Honor Award and the Walter Honor Award, and received six starred reviews.
- When: May 6, 2021 06:30 PM
- Zoom webinar: https://hvrsd-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_w_Q2mY7-TFO9mfeMXBcAFg
2. Make Us Visible NJ will be facilitating the conversation and discussing how community members and educators can get involved in this meaningful work.
When: May 20, 2021 06:30 PM
This event will take place via Zoom Webinar May 20, 2021 at 6:30pm. https://hvrsd-org.zoom.us/webi...
Panelists will include:
Princeton University Asian American Studies Professor Beth Lew-Williams
Rutgers School of Education Professor Dake Zhang
Mike Keo, founder of #iamnotavirus and member of Make Us Visible CT (whose bill for Asian American studies recently passed)
Amman Seehra, Asst Director NJ Dept of Human Services, NE Regional Director of Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund, Cofounder and Chair of ONE Project
Khyati Joshi, Fairleigh Dickinson University Professor of Education
Make Us Visible NJ is a coalition of students, parents, educators, legislators, professionals, and New Jersey community members advocating for the thoughtful and comprehensive inclusion of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) studies into the K-12 curriculum, across subject areas, in New Jersey public schools.