The Atlanta Korean American Committee Against Asian Hate Crime would like to invite you and your organization members to the Asian History Inclusion event.
The committee was formed right after the Atlanta shooting and carried out the Stop Asian Hate vigil on March 25. The event is for community conversation. We would like to hear community members’ thoughts on why Asian American history must be included in the American History curriculum and how the AAPI community can accomplish this initiative.
Asian American history has not been taught in American classes. We Asian Americans believe it is time to demand the inclusion of Asian American history in the American History curriculum from Kindergarten to 12th grade. We believe this will help all races understand that Asian Americans have always been part of the country’s history and understand that Asian Americans are not foreigners.
Please find details of the event below:
Purpose: To learn why Asian American history must be included in the American history curriculum and to demand its inclusion.
Date/Time: Friday, May 14 at 6:30 pm
Location: The Korean American Association of Greater Atlanta Center
5900 Brook Hollow Pkwy
Norcross, GA 30071
Lecturer: Professor An Sohyun
Elementary and Early Childhood Education
Kennesaw State University
Audience: All community members including members from Korean, Vietnamese, Chinese, and South Asian populations
Both the event and lecture will be conducted in English. We are planning to set up a table to have participants sign the petition during the event. We will also be asking for organization members and community activists to sign up to volunteer to reach out to communities moving forward.