Press Release: Immigrant History Initiative Awarded Grant for Workshop on Asian American Identity and Racism
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – A $4,215 grant to Immigrant History Initiative awarded by Connecticut Humanities will provide tools and resources to parents in the state on talking about anti-Asian racism and Asian American identity.
The workshop will be geared toward parents in Connecticut who are looking for strategies and concrete tools to guide their children through thinking about Asian American identity and how to respond to anti-Asian racism, which has seen a significant uptick since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. The workshop will discuss the complex racial dynamics of Asian American identity, the history of anti-Asian racism and the current moment of resurgence, and trauma-informed practices and strategies for parents to utilize in discussing these important topics with their children. This free workshop will take place in early 2021 and will be open for registration in the coming months.
Following the workshop, the Immigrant History Initiative will create and publish a guide with these strategies and tools housed on its website, www.immigranthistory.org, available to download for free.
“Parents in Connecticut have been asking us to develop these resources since the beginning of the pandemic. Providing this space to reflect and think through how to discuss the current moment is absolutely critical to how the next generation will think about race, identity, and belonging,” said Julia Wang, Co-Founder and Board President of the Immigrant History Initiative. “We are thrilled that this grant from Connecticut Humanities allows us to bring this important topic to the public.”
Connecticut 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.
For more information about the workshop, contact firstname.lastname@example.org