The people-powered campaign of Make Us Visible-CT succeeded in passing an Asian American and Pacific Islander Studies requirement in Connecticut public schools. This much-needed change promises to make our state’s K-12 curriculum more inclusive and accurate, but we have a lot of work to do.
The Asian and Asian American Studies Institute is partnered with the State Department of Education to collaboratively build a new set of resources, lessons, and professional development pathways that create confidence and competence in teaching the global, national, and local dimensions of Asian American and Pacific Islander history, culture, and politics.
In order to guide and drive the work towards this goal, we are constituting a K-12 AAPI Advisory Board co-chaired by Gurmeet Singh and AAASI Director, Jason Chang.
|Gurmeet Kaur Singh||Make Us Visible, CT|
|Jason Oliver Chang||Director of Asian and Asian American Studies & Associate Professor of History, University of Connecticut|
|Stephen Armstrong||CT Department of Education|
|Megan Baker||Lead Asian American Pacific Islander Policy Analyst, CT Commission on Women, Children, Seniors, Equity & Opportunity|
|Seerat Bath||Co-president of the Asian American Student Union, Farmington High School|
|Maximillian Bonadies||Student, Glastonbury High School|
|Angela Chen||Undergraduate Student, University of Connecticut|
|Katie Coleman||Undergraduate Student, University of Connecticut|
|Muntara Kaur Singh||Student, The Morgan School|
|Simar Kaur Soni||Student, Bethel High School|
|Angelina Li||Student, Hopkins School|
|Melinda Lu||Amity Regional High School Student, Amity Asian Activism Co-president|
|Jason R. Mancini||Executive Director, CT Humanities|
|Daniel Martinez HoSang||Yale University and the Anti-Racist Teaching & Learning Collective|
|Terry Park||Education and Narrative Change Program Officer, The Asian American Foundation|
|Eira Prakash||Student, Farmington High School|
|Harman Singh||Senior Education Manager, The Sikh Coalition|
|Lynna Vo||Undergraduate Student, University of Connecticut|