Category: News

Statement on Death of Wadea Al-Fayoume and Rising Islamophobia

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 »

Chicagoans step up to counteract anti-Asian hate

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.

Asian American History Requirement Starts in Illinois Public Schools

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.