On Thursday, May 13, FXW Parent and Comcast Newsmakers Host Ellee Pai Hong hosted a live stream panel discussion for AAPI month entitled Equality, Identity and Hope: The Asian American Experience. Click to watch here.
What We Are Doing:
AAPI Book Donation
FXW has received an incredibly generous book donation from One Book One World. Please stay tuned as it will take 2~3 weeks for the books to be delivered to the school.
More information from One Book One World:
We launched our website and started the fundraising on April 6. For more information about this OneBookOneWorld_Asian American Book Drive, please visit our website at https://onebookoneworld.org/
Aside from fund-raising report and donation reports, you can find educational information including:
- “The Poetry Writing with Janet Wong” on May 22nd for age 9-12.
- Asian American history teaching material/ resource: https://onebookoneworld.org/lesson-plan-and-resources
- Our YouTube channel including lots of kids read aloud, feel free to share them with your classes: https://www.youtube.com/c/OneBookOneWorld/playlists
Our Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1book1worldclub This is a private group where parents can share all their kids’ read aloud and recommended books.
What We Are Reading:
Amid the pandemic, Asian Pacific Islander American people continue to experience racism, violence and harassment. We also recognize the value in celebrating their rich heritage and culture by learning more about the history makers—past and present—who our students are learning about on a daily basis.
These resources and those below can help you teach the historical precedents for this moment, introduce ways for students to recognize and speak up against coronavirus racism, and start conversations with even the youngest learners about recognizing and acting to address injustice.