May 2023 #NCTEchat: Centering Asian Pacific American Voices - National Council of Teachers of English
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May 2023 #NCTEchat: Centering Asian Pacific American Voices

Join us on Sunday, May 21, at 8:00 p.m. ET for an #NCTEchat “Centering Asian Pacific American Voices.” This chat will be hosted by members of the NCTE Asian/Asian American Caucus Diana Liu (@MsLiu_in_EDU) and Grace K. Choi (@GraceKChoi), with support from NCTE Committee Co-Chairs Betina Hsieh (@ProfHsieh) and Jung Kim (@jungkimphd).

We will share the following questions during the Twitter chat:

WARM-UP: Let’s introduce ourselves—who are you, what brings you here, and who are we in community with? #NCTEchat [8:04 p.m.]

Q1: What is an aspect of your culture that is meaningful to your identity and why? #NCTEchat [8:10 p.m.]

Q2: How have you centered the voices of Asian American and Pacific Islander students and colleagues in your educational spaces and/or the content that you teach? #NCTEchat [8:17 p.m.]

Q3: In what ways are you seeking multiple, diverse perspectives from the AAPI community? What texts (books, media, music, podcasts, etc.) have been helpful to you in this aspect? #NCTEchat [8:24 p.m.]

Q4: The AAPI community consists of ~50 distinct ethnic groups speaking over 100 different languages. Take a quick mental inventory of the texts you use that feature AAPI voices and faces. Who is represented? Who might not be represented? Who might be over-represented? #NCTEchat [8:31 p.m.]

Q5: What actions can you take before and after AAPI Heritage Month to continue your support of the AAPI community in affirming and centering their identities and humanity? #NCTEchat [8:38 p.m.]

Q6: As you work to honor and highlight AAPI voices, what are some ways you are also illuminating the work of AAPI activists who work/ed in solidarity across communities of color? #NCTEchat [8:45 p.m.]

Q7: What are you doing to rest and take care of yourselves this month? What do you continue to hope and dream for? #NCTEchat [8:52 p.m.]

We hope to see you in the chat! Be sure to join us by using #NCTEchat.


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