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First Name Basis Podcast

Feb 10, 2021

Since the start of the pandemic the Asian-American community has faced heightened discrimination, racism, and violence. In this episode I give concrete examples of what it looks like to stand up against this racism and how we can model these anti-racist actions for our children. We then transition into my conversation with children’s author Andrea Wang to learn how we can bring Chinese culture into our homes and get involved with the Chinese community in our area. Andrea shares ideas for learning about and celebrating Lunar New Year. Not only is Andrea a talented, hilarious writer, she also has two boys and an advanced degree in environmental science. It was such a joy to connect with someone I admire so much! 


During our conversation we cover:


Check out Andrea’s Books!

How to get in contact with and keep up with Andrea

The Event Kit & Teacher Guide for The Nian Monster

PBS Documentary: The Chinese Exclusion Act


Speaking Up Against Racism Around the New Coronavirus by Learning For Justice 

How To Respond To Coronavirus Racism 

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