Presented by NJEA and Make Us Visible New Jersey

In Spring 2022, Make Us Visible NJ partnered with NJEA to host a series of webinars supporting educators in the implementation of the AAPI curriculum mandate. Recordings of the live sessions can be accessed below.

Who are our AAPI Communities? 

The most recent census data show that AAPI communities now make up over 10% of our state population. At the  same time, they are facing an 82% rise in bias attacks. This workshop introduces important DE&I concepts specific  to the AAPI experience and guides participants through understanding and engaging with these  communities through an equity-based & intersectional lens.  

Presenter: Rajneet Pimmi Goomer, Former Student Services Administrator and Educator,  DEIB Advocate 

Including AAPI Voices in Civil Rights and History 

From challenging exclusion and segregation to leading suffrage and civil rights movements, AAPI activists and  leaders have played important roles in American history. In this two-part series, educators will  participate in immersive learning experiences that they can take back to their own classrooms to  incorporate the contributions of AAPI communities in transforming the United States. 

Presenters: Julia Wang and Kathy Lu, Immigrant History Initiative Co-Founders 

Let’s Do It! Anti-racist Pedagogy in the Classroom 

Assimilation has been the modus operandi in the American classroom. Educators often don’t recognize the corrosive effect this has on the identity formation of young people. In this interactive lesson, educators will use three critical lenses described by Ibram X. Kendi in his book How To Be an Antiracist–assimilationist, segregationist, and antiracist to read, recognize, and gain insight into the tensions between and among  these social assumptions in sample poems. A reading list of K-12 AAPI literature will be provided. 

Presenter: Sima Kumar, NJ Educator and Board Member of Make Us Visible New Jersey 

Additional workshops presented by the Asian American Education Project can be found by clicking here. Visit their main website to find more resources and to subscribe to their mailing list.