Cal Poly School of Education Statement of Solidarity with the Asian American Pacific Islander Community
Dear SOE Community,
The recent murders at massage spas in Atlanta are devastating, and we collectively mourn the loss of eight people who cared for and were loved deeply by others. White supremacy, misogyny and racism towards Asian and Asian American communities continue to enact horrors in our country and remind us of the challenges we face in our fight for a more socially and racially just society.
The SOE Equity and Inclusion Committee stands in solidarity with the AAPI community and condemns the violence in Atlanta as well as all recent anti-Asian hate crimes that have occurred in the wake of COVID-19. As professionals in the field of education, we have a responsibility to teach about Asian American history and identity in the United States and create culturally sustaining curriculum and spaces that ensure AAPI students are both seen and safe in our schools and universities.
Below we offer resources to our SOE community to aid us in our work to condemn racism and create more equitable and inclusive communities.
K-12 Teaching Resources
- #StopAsianHate in Schools Resources
- After Atlanta: Teaching About Asian American Identity & History by Liz Kleinrock
- Social Justice Books on Asian & Asian American Communities
- Zinn Education Project: Asian American in People’s History of the United States
Resources for Educators
- Starting March 24th, consider attending "You, Me & White Supremacy” a 4-part series touching on anti-Asian Violence" Register required.
- Report a Hate Incident
Resources for Counselors
- Watch the recorded panel by NYU Global Inclusion titled Coping with & Contextualizing Anti-Asian Racism & Pandemics
- Anti-Asian Violence Resources
The SOE Equity and Inclusion Committee