Immigrant History Initiative's innovative facilitation guide, Empathy during COVID, has been featured by the Harvard Graduate School of Education's publication, Usable Knowledge! Our facilitation guide empowers educators to use principles of restorative justice, including non-hierarchical dialogue and anti-racist relationship-building, to lead powerful conversations around race, anti-Asian discrimination, and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Harvard Graduate School of Education interviewed IHI Co-Founders Kathy Lu and Julia Wang, as well as our guest restorative justice expert, Sarah Appelbaum, on key strategies to tackle today's troubling racial dynamics.
Read the Usable Knowledge article, "Combatting Anti-Asian Racism," here.
We are honored to be featured as the Spill the Boba podcast's first guests in honor of APA Heritage Month! Our co-founders, Julia and Kathy, discuss the IHI's beginnings and evolution, and give their own takes on Asian American identity. Listen to the podcast on Spotify, or at Buzzsprout.
A brief description of the podcast from Spill the Boba:
"It's Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and our inaugural episode is all about Asian American history... or the lack thereof? We meet Kathy Lu and Julia Wang, co-founders of Immigrant History Initiative: a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 2018. The organization produces a curriculum focused on immigrant histories and works with schools and communities to establish courses sharing this knowledge. They also provide teaching and course development, support in partnership with other organizations bringing immigrant histories into the mainstream. We'll talk about growing up Asian American and learn about some of our lesser-known histories, all while sipping boba from Coco."
For API Heritage Month, NBC Asian America profiled the Immigrant History Initiative and other groundbreaking organizations across the country that are passionate about “writing Asian American stories back into history books.” Read about the innovative projects spearheaded by IHI and our allies in the article here.
Advocates all around America have been fighting to get these marginalized narratives into schools for years, and we are making new strides every day. To support our efforts to empower communities through knowledge, consider making a donation!
Read about the latest updates on the Immigrant History Initiative's projects.