Lifting up Asian American voices and honoring the stories of all people to transform GA schools.
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Out of a desire for her three children to learn their and others’ history in the public school setting, one mother began seeking out a path to make Asian American history an integral part of Georgia K-12 education.
After reading Time Magazine’s ”A ‘History of Exclusion, of Erasure, of Invisibility.’ Why the Asian-American Story Is Missing From Many U.S. Classrooms,” which included an interview with Sohyun, a Kennesaw State University teacher educator and fellow Georgian parent, Weonhee immediately emailed Sohyun. Sohyun, who had been dedicating her career to ethnic studies, responded within hours. In the next twenty-four hours, numerous emails were exchanged and a virtual meeting was scheduled. From there, something incredible happened.
In partnership with Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Atlanta (AAAJ-Atlanta), Weonhee hosted a town hall meeting on May 25th, 2021 featuring Dr. Sohyun An, Dr. Chris Suh, and AAAJ-Atlanta.
A steering committee of Asian American parents, community members, educators and allies formed to take steps towards transforming the current GA K-12 US History and Social Studies standards.
Although we began with an idea to make Asian American history a part of Georgia K-12 standards, we quickly developed a vision in which the Asian American community would not only promote their own histories, but for those of all communities.
Ultimately, when the stories of all people are taught in the classroom, there is hope for building a welcoming classroom environment for K-12 students in Georgia.
150 Educators in Over 22 School Districts
Asian American history was first introduced to Georgia educators in 2022 through AAVEd.
To date, we have reached over 150 educators in over 22 school districts. Below are some ways we were able to accomplish this in 2022.
We are a grassroots group of parents, community members and educators committed to advocating for comprehensive US history to be taught in Georgia K-12 schools.
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