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Below are resources created by and in partnership with ACENet.
A Step In The Right Direction!
We are proud to say that ACENet's President, Kien Luu, and Curriculum and Teaching Chair, Melvin Lowe, were writers involved in creating the ETFO & TDSB Anti-Asian resource! Our Member-at-Large, Gen Ling Chang, had the honour of launching the resource during an online event on February 9, 2021.
The creation of this resource shows a shift in the recognization of and willingness to address anti-Asian racism in the education system in Ontario. This is a huge step in the right direction. We hope this resource will equip and support TDSB educators with the information required to teach anti-Asian racism. ACENet will provide workshops and webinars to help educators unpack the ETFO & TDSB resource.
"Anti-Asian racism and discrimination is not a new phenomenon. It has deep social, political and institutional roots in Canada’s history. The outbreak of COVID-19 has seen an increase in racist violence towards Asians and people of Asian descent and has affected the health, well-being and safety of educators, students, families and communities in which we serve. It is a timely and necessary event to raise awareness, confront and push for action in addressing issues of discrimination that Asian communities and people of Asian descent living in Ontario.
The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) and the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) have collaborated to develop a resource entitled, Addressing Anti-Asian Racism: A Resource for Educators. With a focus on utilizing an equity and anti-oppressive framework, this resource supports members in deepening their own knowledge, re-designing curriculum, shifting classroom conditions and creating school spaces to address anti-Asian racism during COVID-19 and beyond.
Multi-faceted in its content, the resource provides learnings on historical and current manifestations of discrimination specifically and uniquely experienced by Asian communities, centres Black lives and Indigenous voices in the fight against racism and takes up an intersectional approach in recognizing the diversity and complexity of identities."
- The Elementary Teacher's Federation of Ontario:
Building a Just Society
A Step Forward!
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ACENet is proud to have created, in partnership with ALPHA Education, this resource for supporting the education of Asian Canadians!
"The creation of this resource is a recognition of the compelling need to address diversity in learning resources: fiction, non-fiction, poetry, essays, songs, films with the diversity of Canadian students; and the importance of connecting school learning with learners’ community-embodied knowledge and their lived experiences.
With texts, about and by Asian Canadians, as the nexus, this resource equips and supports educators and administrators to see possibilities in the curriculum. This resource enables learners to reach back into their histories, reflect on their peoplehood, and make meaning with their communities as an important part of moving into the future as engaged Canadian and global citizens.
Addressing the gap in Asian Canadian perspectives in curriculum expectations, learning resources, and activities is a necessary step in the right direction of shifting learning that includes Asian Canadian voices as part of culturally relevant and responsive learning for all students, not just those who identify themselves as Asian Canadians."
Creative Voices Contest Winners
ALPHA Education has completed the Voices of Hope Collection of Poetry. We are blessed and inspired to see youths of all ages have the courage to speak to how they feel, see, and hear racism in our world today. The submissions have been curated and published in an online book format on the ALPHA Education website:
Voices of Hope, a poetry / spoken word project invites youth to share their visions of racial harmony as part of combatting racial division and exclusion. This Collection of Poetry, by youths age 11 – 18, is representative of young people’s understanding of the impact of racism and their hopes for what must change