The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) and Toronto District School Board (TDSB) proudly co-host the event: Addressing Anti-Asian Racism in Schools and Communities to unpack the impact of racism in our communities. This evening event happens at an opportune time to both acknowledge and celebrate Black History Month, and to highlight Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese New Year.
Keynote speakers are
- Gen Ling Chang, Deputy Executive Director of ALPHA Education will provide the historical and current context of anti-Asian racism.
- Vidya Shah, Assistant Professor at York University, will speak to lateral violence, centering on Black and Indigenous voices, complicity and allyship.
While speakers discuss the increase of anti-Asian racism in the current context of the pandemic, it is also placed within a historical backdrop. To assist educators, parents and community members to unlearn racism, ETFO and TDSB will launch a new resource that was developed in partnership and with the assistance of Asian educators.
The new resource Addressing Anti-Asian Racism: A Resource for Educators, will be available to the public for free download and housed in the ETFO and TDSB websites after the launch. This educator document is the first of its kind in Canada. It provides a foundation for reflection, discussion and social justice action, and centres Indigeneity and Black lives within the document.