End Violence Against Asians and Elders
The Office of Human Relations, Diversity & Equity recognizes the ongoing struggle and pain endured by our Asian community. In this moment, we challenge our school communities to engage in dialogue about what everyone can do to help end Anti-Asian racism and discrimination.
Good teaching includes helping students process their thoughts and feelings about the world and creating space for them to bring their full selves to school. This document, Courageous Conversations with Students, provides tools, lesson plans, and practical advice for facilitating dialogues with students about power, privilege, oppression, and resistance. They were adapted by the Office of Human Relations, Diversity & Equity. Click here to view this resource.
Below, please find some Advisory Lessons that may assist in supporting the dialogue around Anti-Asian racism and discrimination.
COVID-19 & Anti-Asian Racism - Encourages students to use critical thinking to explore the correlation between Anti-Asian racism in the US and the the terminology used by politicians and the media.
Xeno What? - Introduce the students to the concept of Xenphobia and provide space for reflection about Xenophobia in America right now.
Asking for Help - Promoting help-seeking behavior
Let's Talk About Feelings - Normalizing feelings
Loving Yourself - Promoting self-esteem and a positive body image
Please find resources below for discussing the current violent Anti-Asian climate in our country, as well as how to incorporate the Asain community into your Anti-Racism work.
Article & Lesson Plans: Teaching about Anti-Asian Racism & Xenophobia - Educators 4 Social Change
Article: Anti-Asian Hate Explodes - LA Times
Lesson Plan: Protect Yourself and Stand Against Racism - Facing History
Resource: Holding Space for AANHPI Communities: A Resource for Educators - Dr. Alana Burton
Tips for Educators: Countering Biased Responses - Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsiblity
Here are the relevant LAUSD Bulletins and Policies:
Brochure: Together We Stand - LAUSD Student Health & Human Services
Best Practices for Handling Student Bullying - LAUSD Student Health & Human Services
Considerations for Supporting Vulnerable Student Populations - LAUSD Student Health & Human Services
Tips for Admin: Responding to Cyberbullying & Sexting - LAUSD Human Relations, Diversity & Equity
Videos: Bullying Webisodes for Students - StopBullying.gov
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