NYCAASC 2018: Emergence Workshops
NYCAASC 2018 > Workshops: Track 3
Not Your Model Minority: Unpacking the "Model Minority Myth"
GC 288 , 4:00 - 5:20
In this session, we will learn about the origins and rise of the model minority myth in immigration policies, capitalism, and anti-black racism. We will then reflect on the implication of the perpetuation of the model minority myth on Asian communities (especially in light of the fact that Asian-America is not a monolith) as well as other communities of color. We will leave the session by identifying concrete ways in which we as Asian-Americans can take ownership of this narrative and discuss ways in which we can take leadership in taking action against the harmful consequences of model minority politics.
Eunice Cho (Director, Programs at Teach For America-New York) Eunice is a passionate social studies educator and advocate for AANHPI students and teachers alike. She previously taught in Norwalk, California and Passaic, New Jersey, where she was a Teach For America corps member. She went on to serve as a ReadNYC Fellow with united Way of New York City, and is currently a Director of Programs at Teach For America. Eunice holds a BA in American History from University of California, Riverside and M.A. in Secondary Social Studies Education from Biola University.
Ragina Arrington (Director, Recruitment Partnerships at Teach For America-New York) Ragina began as a Young Heroes Program Manager with City Year and went on to serve as a Civic Engagement and Young Heroes Program Manager. Following her experiences at City Year, Ragina served as the Outreach Senior Manager at the Clinton Foundation. She currently serves as the Director of Recruitment Partnerships at Teach for America. Ragina holds a degree in Africana Studies from University of Pittsburgh.