Read the winning essays from the Essay Contest HERE! Congratulations to our amazing students, and thank you to everyone who participated - we will be releasing an OUSD zine with many more student essays, so stay tuned.
To decrease bullying and prevent incidents of anti-Asian discrimination, educators and families can play a critical role in helping young people understand the history and context for anti-Asian racism in the United States and around the world that has flared up due to COVID-19 first known in China.
See Superintendent Kyla Johnson-Trammell's statements on anti-Asian violence:
- "Oakland Stands United Against Racism"
- "I Wish You a Happy Lunar New Year, But at Same Time, I'm Outraged by Anti-Asian Violence Across the Bay Area"
- "Hatred and Violence Harm the People Targeted, but Also Society as a Whole; Let’s End These Scourges Together"
Here are some resources and ideas for lesson plans we've compiled to use with your students:
Please share any additional resources that should be included by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or commenting on the document!
Resources for Students
#StopAAPIHate Reporting Forms: Students or allies can report incidents so that officials and advocates can track, link people to resources, and develop a community response.
Students impacted by bullying needing immediate support can contact the Crisis Text Line.
TRAININGS & WEBINARS
There are opportunities to learn more about how to respond to incidents, how to prepare your students to respond, and how to build solidarity between communities during this time:
Bystander Intervention Virtual Trainings Hosted by Hollaback! & Asian Americans Advancing Justice
More Resources from Hollaback!
- IMPACT Bay Area Training: Free online classes to empower the community with self-defense, personal safety & anti-harassment classes - Register here
Two-Part Intercultural Panel Series Hosted by ING: Solidarity in a Time of Crisis: Standing with Asian Americans
The Asian American Community is Hurting: How You Can Take Action
History of Discrimination Against Asian Americans: What We Need to Do About It Now