현재 얼바인의 Korean American Center (KAC)에서 진행하고 있는 청원이 있어서 안내해 드립니다. 주요 내용은, IUSD에 속한 학교들에서 이민사를 가르칠 때 Euro-American 중심이 아닌 Asian American 이민사도 포함 시켜달라는 내용의 청원입니다. 자세한 내용 및 청원에 동참하시고 싶으신 분은 아래 링크를 통해 sign 해주십시오. 청원에 동참하기 클릭!!
Asian American students represent nearly 60%* of the student population in the Irvine Unified School District (IUSD), yet our curriculum does not reflect this. All our social studies, literary and history courses are taught from a Euro-American perspective. There are no schools within IUSD that offer an Asian American Studies or Ethnic Studies class. Most students are not aware of contributions that were made by Asian Americans to the fabric of this country. This lack of awareness among Asian Americans and the general population has resulted in Asian Americans often being disenfranchised.
As Asian American students, we have no foundation for our own cultural pride and no space to explore cultural identity. We are looking to decolonize our education by offering Asian Americans Studies.
We are demanding Irvine Unified School District offer an Asian Americans Studies course to reflect the student population and the importance of Asian American immigration history and cultures.
As students, we believe this is important in promoting diversity and intercultural understanding. This class will provide all students with an opportunity to learn and understand Asian American history and our contributions to the United States while allowing students to take pride in their dual cultural heritage.
Please join our campaign by signing this petition and spreading the word with others. Other student organization are welcome to be part of this project. Questions: info@KoreanAmericanCenter.org
*This includes 48% Asians, 3% Filipino, and 8% two or more races