Month: May 2022

CPS’ Skinner North integrates Asian American history into curriculum in interactive ways

It’s been almost a year since Governor JB Pritzker signed the Teach Equitable Asian American Community History Act, known as the TEAACH Act, requiring that Asian American history be taught in public schools. It goes into effect this fall, but one CPS school has already started making sure Asian American history and culture are taught and celebrated in the classroom. At Skinner North Classical School, Asian American history isn’t just for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. They believe it should be center stage throughout the school year.

Asian Americans Condemn Racist Violence and Call for Systemic Change in the Wake of Multiple Mass Shootings Around the Country

Our hearts are heavy as we see anti-Asian racism and racist violence continue to rise, with multiple mass shootings reported around the country this month. We grieve with the survivors and with the families and loved ones of those killed and harmed. We are reminded again of the terrible consequences of white supremacy and structural racism. 

Heritage Month Happenings

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and we’re excited to partner with local businesses for happenings around Chicago!