Our hearts are heavy with the news from Plainfield, Illinois, where a landlord violently attacked six-year-old Palestinian American boy Wadea Al-Fayoume and his mother Hanaan Shahin in a horrific act of Islamophobia. The attack took Wadea’s life and left his mother severely injured. Less than a week later, a man threatened to shoot two Muslim… Read more »
The pandemic has brought on a global wave of prejudice and violence against Asians and Asian Americans. Reset talks with local advocacy groups working to combat that hate. Guests: Seong-Ah Cho, director of organizing, Asian Americans Advancing Justice | Chicago & Natasha Chan, Board Member of Asians Are Strong.
Advocacy groups are offering Asian Chicagoans personal safety alarms and defense training amid a continued surge in anti-Asian hate crimes.
A new state law requires teaching Asian American history. Some teachers have jumped in headfirst, while others are still preparing lessons.
Starting this school year, every public elementary school and high school in Illinois must include a unit of instruction on Asian American history. Illinois became the first state to implement the requirement when Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed the Teaching Equitable Asian American Community History Act, or TEAACH, into law last summer.