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.
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Immigrant History Initiative Co-Founders Julia Wang and Kathy Lu were presented with the Outstanding Service Award for our pilot Chinese American History program at New Haven’s Southern Connecticut Chinese School!
Spanning four terms and reaching over forty students, the IHI pilot course has contributed something both novel and deeply needed to the traditional Chinese school class roster. Our students engage in a variety of topics from the personal to the political, conducting oral history projects with their families while learning important stories behind the transcontinental railroad, Chinese exclusion, and pan-ethnic community building.
Read about the latest updates on the Immigrant History Initiative's projects.