I'm reaching out to invite you to a film screening of I Learn America, a documentary by Jean-Michel Dissard & Gitte Peng, following 5 immigrant students who attend one of New York's International High Schools.
San Francisco International High School will be hosting the event with a Q & A with the director and student-led discussions about their experiences, similar and different to the students showcased in the film.
WHEN: Monday, December 11, 2017; 4:30-7:00pm
WHERE: San Francisco International High School
655 De Haro St. San Francisco, CA 94110
Food & Drink will be sold as part of a fundraiser for student clubs helping coordinate the event.
We'd love to see you there!
Please spread the word to your communities!
Angelina Romano, MSW/PPS
Refugee and Immigrant Supports in Education (RISE-SF, formerly Caminos)
SFUSD's certificated staffing team along with multilingual pathways will be hosting an event called, "Bilingual Education Night", in an effort to identify potential bilingual teachers early in the application process.
At this event attendees will receive presentations on SFUSD's application process, the history of bilingual education in SFUSD, and a presentation from SFUSD's credentials team. Additionally, there will be a teacher panel and an opportunity for candidates to network with administrators in attendance.
Date: Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Time: 5 - 7pm
Location: Buena Vista Horace Mann K-8 Community School (3351 23rd St.)
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Sun, Nov 5, 2017 at 8:00pm
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East meets West under the baton of Lü Jia, who leads the China National Centre for the Performing Arts Orchestra in its exciting Davies Symphony Hall debut. Hear premier pipa virtuoso, the magnificent Wu Man, performing American composer Lou Harrison’s Concerto for Pipa, a dazzling synthesis of sound and culture that he wrote specially for her, along with the critically acclaimed Chen Qigang’s brilliant Chinese work Luan Tan.
National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15) recognizes the many contributions of Latin Americans, currently 17 % of our nation’s population. Latinos of Asian descent make up only a small percentage in Latin American countries, but here are some books that teachers may wish to add:
A photographic examination of changes and continuities in San Francisco Chinatown during the past 35 years prepared by Malcolm Collier, Emeritus Faculty, Asian American Studies, San Francisco State University.
High school teachers, students, and staff might be interested in a photo exhibit in Chinatown's Ross Alley, opposite the fortune cookie factory. It shows changes in the Chinatown community from the 1960s in photos taken by students from San Francisco State University's Asian American Studies classes.
You can't miss this. All exhibit items will only be on display for a month with limited viewing hours.
How many of our kids and grandkids know that they may be descendants of illegal immigrants (paper sons), marriages of convenience for citizenship, or students and tourists who have overstayed their visas?
The decision of President Trump’s administration to end the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) also affects Asian Pacific Islander Americans. Here are some statistics from ASPIRE, a Pan-Asian undocumented immigrant led group in the country housed under Asian Law Caucus based in San Francisco Bay Area:
In addition, ASPIRE has excellent short biographies of many undocumented youth from various Asian Pacific Islander groups.
The history of Chinese Americans in this country has been characterized by illegal immigration, forced by the passage of the Chinese Exclusion Action in 1882 and its aftermath. Over 90% have immigrated illegally themselves or have been descendants of illegal immigrants (Francis Leo, immigration official, 1967).
We are not just a nation of immigrants; we have long been a nation of illegal immigrants. Did the Pilgrims arrive with papers? How about the Jamestown settlers? They did not land in an empty space, but intruded upon native tribes who gave them sustenance.
Although the news has focused the DACA issue on Latino Americans, we must also remember our own history and support efforts and demonstrations to maintain this program. No evidence has been found by research conducted by National Public Radio (NPR) and the Associated Press (AP) that young people eligible for DACA adversely affect jobs, but that they contributed to the economy.
Our next TACT Exec meeting is this Friday, September 22, 2017. (5:30pm at Lakeshore Elementary). Agenda items include board positions and outreach to SFUSD new hires.
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We had a great turnout at the Teachers Teaching Teachers (TTT) event on Saturday, January 31, 2015. Informative, fun and a great time to socialize and network with our colleagues.
How to use the APIA Map of Stars to learn research skills
Jeannie Woo - Asian American Studies Dept (SFSU)