Toss aside your saris and ballgowns and put on your tattered, worn white t-shirts and sweats – Holi Hai! March is the time for Holi celebrations in India. During Holi, people splash powdered dyes in vivid colors on friends and family! If you think you will leave a Holi festival with your face spared, think…
An Annotated Bibliography for AAPI Solidarity
Real change requires discomfort and confronting the root cause of an issue (in this context, that is the root cause of racism and discrimination that leads to stereotyping, microaggressions, bullying, and violent hate crimes: implicit bias drilled into us by current societal standards).
“Asian American” Through the Lens of Shang-Chi
by Taia Cheng When I was growing up, my Asian American heroes were Mulan and Yao Ming, then eventually, Michelle Miller, Jeremy Lin, and Emily Tay. Surrounded by real-life Asian American heroes in the East Valley of Los Angeles, I was satisfied with my wonderful, but limited options for role models in mainstream media. Now,…
Diving Deeper: Native Hawaiians and Polynesians
Welcome to our Diving Deeper series! At TeachAAPI, we believe that going deeper in the understanding of peoples, histories and experiences is key to building empathy in children and a more informed view of the diversity within the AAPI community for everyone. The AAPI community is such a vastly complex, diverse and beautiful quilt of…
Why Representation Matters
By Serena Ling Minikes My son and I had just finished the ever-addictive book series, Percy Jackson and the Olympians, both of us plowing through the series with the intensity of actually saving the world with Jackson himself. Each time we finish a particularly engaging book, it’s like stepping off a plane after an amazing…
Welcome to our community!
By Renee Yang and Ann Kono Pain. Fear. Frustration. These last 19 months have in some ways felt like years. The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced a whole new set of variables for parents and their children – remote learning, disrupted schedules, social isolation and more. As if worrying about this wasn’t enough, the overwhelming increase…