HVRSD to host Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage virtual event

Hopewell Valley Regional School District will host an Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month presentation about the contributions of AAPI citizens in the United States and the need for AAPI studies to be taught in schools. Make Us Visible NJ will facilitate the conversation, via Zoom Webinar on Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 6:30pm, and will discuss how community members and educators can get involved in this meaningful work. Members of the community are invited to join.

Panelists will include:

  • Attorney General Gurbir Grewal
  • 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, Jersey Promise, Fairleigh Dickinson University Professor of Education

“We are very excited to bring this pivotal Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month presentation which emphasizes both the contributions of AAPI citizens in the United States and the need for AAPI studies to be taught in schools to the greater Mercer County community,” said HVRSD director of curriculum and instruction, Dr. Rosetta Treece.

Make Us Visible NJ will be facilitating a conversation with activists and scholars from some of our local universities. The event will launch our work as a school district with Make Us Visible NJ as we continue to develop a curriculum that is culturally responsive.”

Make Us Visible NJ has worked hard to gather resources and to recruit scholars from K-12 and Post-Secondary educational institutions in support of our efforts.This work aligns with our commitment to ensuring that our students are exposed to the full spectrum of peoples who have contributed to our country’s rich and complex history. We invite members of the Hopewell Valley Regional School District and our neighboring communities to join us for the discussion and for advocating for representation of all of the diverse populations in the content we teach in our classrooms.”

When: May 20, 2021 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Topic: AAPI Heritage Month Discussion

Register in advance for this webinar:

https://hvrsd-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_o-lL56EmTDSU4XUoqZQsow

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