TACT is currently working with other educator groups in regards to education and the role of SFUSD within the wider context of what is happening in our country. Specifically, we would like to know about your experience and perspective on any inequities that you have observed, how we can address racism in school and the implications of COVID-19 on student learning.
Link to Survey
Your input will inform TACT's priorities for the coming school year. To show our appreciation for your time and feedback, simply leave an email address at the end of this survey and you will be entered into a drawing to be 1 of 2 winners for a $15 gift card. Thank you!
Virtual Town Halls: Give Input on Fall Learning Plans. Our community is working together to shape what fall learning will look like for SFUSD students. We would like your input. We also know you have questions, and we'll do our best to answer them.
Town Halls for Families, Students, Staff and Community Partners will be held throughout the week of July 6th. See schedule and instructions to join. All you need to join is a device (phone or computer) with internet access. Meetings will be hosted on YouTube Live and participants will be able to share input and questions through ThoughtExchange. Visit sfusd.edu/townhalls for more information.
Join ACSA for this very important conversation.
They are tackling prevalent Asian American, South Asian/Indian, & Pacific Islander stereotypes - what they are, how to overcome them, and how to use our voices to champion other people of color.
Update 6/20: Statement translated into Chinese.
The Association of Chinese Teachers mourns the senseless death of George Floyd on May 25, 2020. We recognize that this was not an isolated incident, nor was it a simple case of police brutality. Mr. Floyd’s death was the direct result of systemic racial discrimination that has permeated our society for generations.
TACT believes Black Lives Matter. We believe education is key to ending ignorance and hate. As educators, we have a responsibility to our students and families to dismantle anti-blackness by bringing awareness and implementing instruction that supports and empowers students to be vehicles for societal change.
In the coming year, TACT is committed to strengthening our collaboration with fellow Black educators and other community organizations to promote equity in our educational system. We will continue to support teacher education, literature and instructional curriculum that questions the status quo.
Finally, we recognize that our work must include helping our community, in all its diversity, to examine and reflect on racism and colorism within the Asian American community. Here, we would like to reference an article, “Why Asian Americans should care about Black Lives Matter,” written by Christine Yoon, a Trinity senior, for The Chronicle at Duke University. In it, she linked Letters for Black Lives, template letters translated in 26 languages to help us begin the conversation with our own families so that we do not willingly or unwillingly perpetuate racist oppression. Unless Black lives matter, it is empty to say all lives matter.
TACT Executive Board
P.S. Please enjoy Glorious Years (光辉岁月), Beyond's 1991 tribute to Nelson Mandela and a call to end racism. It is widely considered one of the greatest Cantonese songs of all time.
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