Press Release: Immigrant History Initiative Awarded Cultural Relief Grant from CT Humanities
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Immigrant History Initiative Awarded Cultural Relief Grant from CT Humanities
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – A $5,000 grant to Immigrant History Initiative awarded by CT Humanities will provide critical funding for the Immigrant History Initiative to maintain and expand educational resources on the histories of people of color.
Since the start of COVID-19 and the rise of anti-Asian racism, Immigrant History Initiative (IHI) has experienced unprecedented demand for resources to combat resurgent xenophobia during the pandemic. In response, IHI has developed free resources, including videos and live workshops and panels. Demand has only increased due to the timeliness of this work to address xenophobia and racism, while revenue streams have decreased due to the pandemic.
This Cultural Relief Grant will enable IHI to continue this important work and continue to meet community needs for anti-racist, timely, and responsive resources. IHI anticipates that this funding will be used to create a set of lesson plans teaching students about xenophobia during public health crises, specifically targeting critical thinking and anti-racist framework development around the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Keeping up with community demands has been difficult, especially because IHI’s own financial resources have been strained by the pandemic,” said Kathy Lu, Co-Founder and Board Vice-President. “CT Humanities has been an amazing source of support. This grant will help us continue to create materials for teachers, parents, and other community members to challenge racism and xenophobia--and keep them free!”
CT Humanities, a nonprofit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, supports cultural and historic organizations that tell the state’s stories, build community and enrich lives.
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