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Statement to Condemn Asian Hate from NAEYC Asian Interest Forum in Solidarity with People of Color Caucus

  • 1.  Statement to Condemn Asian Hate from NAEYC Asian Interest Forum in Solidarity with People of Color Caucus

    Posted 03-19-2021 02:29 AM
    Dear All,

    It is with a heavy heart that the Asian Interest Forum (AIF) condemns the tragic murders in Atlanta, Georgia, which resulted in eight deaths, including six Asian women. We stand with the families of the victims and offer our sincere condolences. We share their pain, as we grapple with the truth that such an attack could have happened to any one of us Asian-Americans. In light of these heartbreaking events, we are appalled, angry, and deeply saddened.

    The AIF created a statement to condemn Asian hate in solidarity with the People of Color Caucus. We also include a resource page on how to help fight anti-Asian violence in the statement.  We are asking our ECE friends to help us fight against Asian hate. If you are willing to join us, please let us know 1) your name, and 2) the city you live; we will add your name to the signature page. Please feel free to disseminate the statement as well. Thank you!

    You can find the statement at https://d69e6a86-d9da-4637-83c6-c771018c5eb6.filesusr.com/ugd/d4e6d3_2e97b6e47666412a84cd088307949ef2.pdf

    If you would like to support our Asian American community, please add your name by filling out this Google Form: https://forms.gle/hN3j2hSyx7pN8SXW7


    In solidarity,
    Shu-Chen Jenny Yen and Sandy Baba (Asian Interest Forum)



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    Shu-Chen Jenny Yen
    Professor, California State University, Fullerton
    Fullerton, CA
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  • 2.  RE: Statement to Condemn Asian Hate from NAEYC Asian Interest Forum in Solidarity with People of Color Caucus

    Posted 03-20-2021 11:44 AM
    Jennifer Monson, Denver, Colorado

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    Jennifer Monson
    ECE Teacher
    Denver Public Schools
    Denver, Co
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  • 3.  RE: Statement to Condemn Asian Hate from NAEYC Asian Interest Forum in Solidarity with People of Color Caucus

    Posted 03-20-2021 03:06 PM
    Dear Jennifer,
    Thank you for lending a helping hand! We appreciate your support! It is wonderful feeling to learn we have people on our back!

    In solidarity,
    Jenny

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    Shu-Chen Jenny Yen
    Professor, Child and Adolescent Studies
    California State University, Fullerton
    Fullerton, CA
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  • 4.  RE: Statement to Condemn Asian Hate from NAEYC Asian Interest Forum in Solidarity with People of Color Caucus

    Posted 03-21-2021 10:10 AM
    Joann Gansen, Dubuque, Iowa

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    Joann Gansen
    Dubuque IA
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  • 5.  RE: Statement to Condemn Asian Hate from NAEYC Asian Interest Forum in Solidarity with People of Color Caucus

    Posted 03-21-2021 11:34 AM
    Dear Joann,
    Many thanks for your support! We appreciate YOU!

    In community,
    Jenny and Sandy

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    Shu-Chen Jenny Yen
    Professor, Child and Adolescent Studies
    California State University, Fullerton
    Fullerton, CA
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  • 6.  RE: Statement to Condemn Asian Hate from NAEYC Asian Interest Forum in Solidarity with People of Color Caucus

    Posted 03-21-2021 10:29 AM

    I stand in solidarity.

    Tammy Dunn, Brooklyn, NY



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    Tammy Dunn (she/her/hers)
    Kindergarten Head Teacher
    Little Red Schoolhouse and Elisabeth Irwin High School-LREI
    New York, New York
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  • 7.  RE: Statement to Condemn Asian Hate from NAEYC Asian Interest Forum in Solidarity with People of Color Caucus

    Posted 03-21-2021 11:33 AM
    Dear Tammy,
    We SO appreciate you taking the time to let us know! We will add you to the list for sure! Thank you for standing with us!

    In community,
    Jenny and Sandy

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    Shu-Chen Jenny Yen
    Professor, Child and Adolescent Studies
    California State University, Fullerton
    Fullerton, CA
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  • 8.  RE: Statement to Condemn Asian Hate from NAEYC Asian Interest Forum in Solidarity with People of Color Caucus

    Posted 30 days ago
    Thank you, Jenny and Sandy.  Signed on in support and ally-ship.

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    Aren Stone
    she/her/hers
    Child Development Specialist
    The Early Years Project
    Cambridge, MA
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  • 9.  RE: Statement to Condemn Asian Hate from NAEYC Asian Interest Forum in Solidarity with People of Color Caucus

    Posted 29 days ago
    Dear Aren,
    Appreciate your help! You are such an advocate! I admire your advocacy skill and courage!

    Best,
    Jenny

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    Shu-Chen Jenny Yen
    Professor, Child and Adolescent Studies
    California State University, Fullerton
    Fullerton, CA
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  • 10.  RE: Statement to Condemn Asian Hate from NAEYC Asian Interest Forum in Solidarity with People of Color Caucus

    Posted 30 days ago
    Dear All,
    We appreciate many of you taking the time to write to us to lend your support! The Asian American community is suffering from two viruses: the COVID-19 and Racism. Both are hard to conquer!

    We appreciate our colleagues, friends, and strangers who are willing to stand with us. To make the process easier, we have created a Google Form to help us with the signature collection. If you would like to join us, please fill out the form below.


    We will update the signature page on Wednesday, 03/24. Thank you!!

    In community,
    Jenny Yen and Sandy Baba


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    Shu-Chen Jenny Yen
    Professor, Child and Adolescent Studies
    California State University, Fullerton
    Fullerton, CA
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  • 11.  RE: Statement to Condemn Asian Hate from NAEYC Asian Interest Forum in Solidarity with People of Color Caucus

    Posted 30 days ago
    Hannah Leslie, Buffalo, NY

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    Hannah Leslie
    Special Programs Coordinator
    LE3 Inc
    Williamsville NY
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  • 12.  RE: Statement to Condemn Asian Hate from NAEYC Asian Interest Forum in Solidarity with People of Color Caucus

    Posted 29 days ago
    Dear Hannah,

    Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support! Appreciate you taking the time to write and to support us, so we know we are not alone!

    Jenny

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    Shu-Chen Jenny Yen
    Professor, Child and Adolescent Studies
    California State University, Fullerton
    Fullerton, CA
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  • 13.  RE: Statement to Condemn Asian Hate from NAEYC Asian Interest Forum in Solidarity with People of Color Caucus

    Posted 30 days ago
    I stand with you in aching-heart solidarity.
    Genie Grammer

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    Eugenia Grammer
    education/disabilities Services Coordinator
    Council of Athabascan Tribal Governments
    Venetie AK
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  • 14.  RE: Statement to Condemn Asian Hate from NAEYC Asian Interest Forum in Solidarity with People of Color Caucus

    Posted 29 days ago
    Dear Genie,
    Thanks so much for your support! We all face different challenges, but it is a wonderful feeling that you know someone is willing to stand by your side!

    In solidarity,
    Jenny

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    Shu-Chen Jenny Yen
    Professor, Child and Adolescent Studies
    California State University, Fullerton
    Fullerton, CA
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  • 15.  RE: Statement to Condemn Asian Hate from NAEYC Asian Interest Forum in Solidarity with People of Color Caucus

    Posted 29 days ago
    Jenny! I stand in solidarity by your side!
    Melisa Jaen
    Denver, CO

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    Melisa Jaen

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  • 16.  RE: Statement to Condemn Asian Hate from NAEYC Asian Interest Forum in Solidarity with People of Color Caucus

    Posted 29 days ago
    Dear Melisa,
    Good morning and THANK YOU! So appreciate you taking the time to lend your support. I am deeply sorry about the shooting in CO. My condolences go to the families of the victims. I can't imagine the pain the families have to go through.

    While we are waiting to learn more about the shooting, I wonder how many lives we need to lose to prevent history from repeating itself. Every life is precious, and we can't afford to lose more!

    Sigh,
    Jenny

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    Shu-Chen Jenny Yen
    Professor, Child and Adolescent Studies
    California State University, Fullerton
    Fullerton, CA
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  • 17.  RE: Statement to Condemn Asian Hate from NAEYC Asian Interest Forum in Solidarity with People of Color Caucus

    Posted 30 days ago
    Hi Jenny,

    Thank you for sharing the statement.

    In support,

    Jennifer Chen, Ed.D.
    Associate Professor
    Early Childhood and Family Studies
    Kean University
    Union, NJ 07083


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    Jennifer Chen
    Associate Professor
    Kean University
    Roseland NJ
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  • 18.  RE: Statement to Condemn Asian Hate from NAEYC Asian Interest Forum in Solidarity with People of Color Caucus

    Posted 29 days ago
    Dear Jennifer,
    Thanks so much for taking the time to send the supportive message! We appreciate you!! Let's work together to remind people the America we know is "kind" instead of full of hatred. Let's work on educating the general public on racial inequalities. Through an awareness of intersectionality, we can better acknowledge and ground the differences among us.

    In community,
    Jenny


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    Shu-Chen Jenny Yen
    Professor, Child and Adolescent Studies
    California State University, Fullerton
    Fullerton, CA
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  • 19.  RE: Statement to Condemn Asian Hate from NAEYC Asian Interest Forum in Solidarity with People of Color Caucus

    Posted 30 days ago

    Laura Ynclan, Kalamazoo Michigan

    I stand against hate in all its forms.



    Thank you for sharing the statement.



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    Laura Ynclan
    Early Childhood Specialist
    KRESA
    Kalamazoo MI
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  • 20.  RE: Statement to Condemn Asian Hate from NAEYC Asian Interest Forum in Solidarity with People of Color Caucus

    Posted 29 days ago

    Dear all, 

    From the bottom of our hearts, thank you. Since we've published the statement to condemn Asian hate in solidarity with the People of Color Caucus last week, many of you have been sending a steady stream of care with your pouring encouraging messages and support. Some of you shared how great it is to see how much we care for each other in the ECE community. We appreciate your courage to stand with us and to fight the wrong. This is not an easy path, but it's not as hard to walk this path knowing we are not alone. The form to include your name to support is https://forms.gle/Nj5JzwmLoCdzta5p6, or you can simply reply to this message and we will include your name and city to the signature page which will be updated on Wednesday. Please know that we are going nowhere but forward with you. Thank you again!

    Sending love and unity,
    Sandy and Jenny
    NAEYC Asian Interest Forum co-facilitators



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    Best regards,

    Sandy Baba, Ph.D
    NAEYC Asian Interest Forum Co-Facilitator
    Education Researcher, Community Advocate,
    California AEYC Diversity Committee Member
    *Hello is a great platform for us to exchange our ideas and have conversations, lets keep sharing our ideas!
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  • 21.  RE: Statement to Condemn Asian Hate from NAEYC Asian Interest Forum in Solidarity with People of Color Caucus

    Posted 28 days ago
    Kelly Reed  Richland, Washington

     

    Kelly Reed

    Children's Librarian

    625 Swift Boulevard MS 41| Richland, WA 99352

    (509) 942-7452

     

     


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  • 22.  RE: Statement to Condemn Asian Hate from NAEYC Asian Interest Forum in Solidarity with People of Color Caucus

    Posted 28 days ago
    Dear Kelly,
    Tons of thanks for standing with us!!

    In Community,
    Jenny and Sandy

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    Shu-Chen Jenny Yen
    Professor, Child and Adolescent Studies
    California State University, Fullerton
    Fullerton, CA
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  • 23.  RE: Statement to Condemn Asian Hate from NAEYC Asian Interest Forum in Solidarity with People of Color Caucus

    Posted 29 days ago
    Dear Laura,

    I LOVE your statement "I stand against hate in all its forms"!
    Appreciate YOU!

    In solidarity,
    Jenny 


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    Shu-Chen Jenny Yen
    Professor, Child and Adolescent Studies
    California State University, Fullerton
    Fullerton, CA
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  • 24.  RE: Statement to Condemn Asian Hate from NAEYC Asian Interest Forum in Solidarity with People of Color Caucus

    Posted 29 days ago
    As an NAEYC Interest Forum we stand with the families of the victims and offer our sincere condolences, and we stand with the Asian Interest Forum and the People of Color Caucus. We endorse the statement from the NAEYC Asian Interest Forum in Solidarity with People of Color Caucus to condemn Asian Hate.
    Peggy Ashbrook
    for The NAEYC Early Childhood Science Interest Forum

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    Peggy Ashbrook
    Early childhood science teacher
    Alexandria, VA
    NSTA The Early Years columnist, Science and Children
    Early Years blogger, https://www.nsta.org/blog/all?keywords=Early+Childhood
    Author: Science Learning in the Early Years, and
    Science Is Simple
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  • 25.  RE: Statement to Condemn Asian Hate from NAEYC Asian Interest Forum in Solidarity with People of Color Caucus

    Posted 29 days ago
    Thank you Peggy and the NAEYC Early Childhood Science Interest Forum for endorsing the statement. We can't do this alone, and thank you for standing up for us.

    In unity,
    Sandy and Jenny
    Asian Interest Forum

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    Best regards,

    Sandy Baba, Ph.D
    NAEYC Asian Interest Forum Co-Facilitator
    Education Researcher, Community Advocate,
    California AEYC Diversity Committee Member
    *Hello is a great platform for us to exchange our ideas and have conversations, lets keep sharing our ideas!
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  • 26.  RE: Statement to Condemn Asian Hate from NAEYC Asian Interest Forum in Solidarity with People of Color Caucus

    Posted 28 days ago

    Joining everyone to raise our voices and condemn the recent senseless killings in our nation. It was Atlanta and now Colorado. As an early childhood educator, my heart goes to the children or grandchildren victims will leave behind, and their emotional turmoil they have to deal with for a long time.  It is and never will it be okay for anyone to feel they have the right to end someone's life because of the color of their skin or where they come from. Absolutely, unacceptable period!  I wish everyone could see, and aesthetically appreciate the beauty and the sweet aroma that comes from our differences. Our tasks is to continue through education to teach mankind the respect and acceptance of each other in a world that has become one global village.



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    Mary Ghongkedze
    Associate Professor
    Grambling State University
    Ruston LA
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  • 27.  RE: Statement to Condemn Asian Hate from NAEYC Asian Interest Forum in Solidarity with People of Color Caucus

    Posted 28 days ago
    Dear Mary, we echo your words and thoughts. Yes, there are many tasks ahead of us in order for us to form a more perfect union. Thank you for joining us in making this good and necessary trouble!

    In solidarity,
    Sandy and Jenny
    Asian Interest Forum

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    Best regards,

    Sandy Baba, Ph.D
    NAEYC Asian Interest Forum Co-Facilitator
    Education Researcher, Community Advocate,
    California AEYC Diversity Committee Member
    *Hello is a great platform for us to exchange our ideas and have conversations, lets keep sharing our ideas!
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  • 28.  RE: Statement to Condemn Asian Hate from NAEYC Asian Interest Forum in Solidarity with People of Color Caucus

    Posted 28 days ago
    Jonathan Navarrete, Laguna Beach, CA

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    Jonathan Navarrete
    Preschool Director
    Even Start Preschool- Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach
    Dana Point CA
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  • 29.  RE: Statement to Condemn Asian Hate from NAEYC Asian Interest Forum in Solidarity with People of Color Caucus

    Posted 28 days ago
    Dear Jonathan,
    Good morning! What a delightful feeling to find someone standing with you fighting a difficult battle in an early morning! Thank you for your support and encouragement!

    In community,
    Jenny and Sandy

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    Shu-Chen Jenny Yen
    Professor, Child and Adolescent Studies
    California State University, Fullerton
    Fullerton, CA
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  • 30.  RE: Statement to Condemn Asian Hate from NAEYC Asian Interest Forum in Solidarity with People of Color Caucus

    Posted 28 days ago
    Good morning Shu-Chen,

    I'm so so deeply sorry and sad about the shooting in CO. My condolences and definitely my prayers to  all  the families and friends of the victims. I can't even imagine the pain the families and their friends are going through.  :-(.

    Blessings,
    Ms. Nellie Rosado
    Preschool Director
    Orlando, Fl.

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    Nelida Rosado
    Orlando FL
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  • 31.  RE: Statement to Condemn Asian Hate from NAEYC Asian Interest Forum in Solidarity with People of Color Caucus

    Posted 28 days ago
    Nellie Ríos-Parra, Los Angeles, California

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    Nellie Rios-Parra
    Director of State Preschool & School Readiness
    Lennox School District
    Los Angeles CA
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  • 32.  RE: Statement to Condemn Asian Hate from NAEYC Asian Interest Forum in Solidarity with People of Color Caucus

    Posted 26 days ago
    Sarah Pohlman, Chicago, Illinois

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    Sarah Pohlman
    Assistant Director
    First Congregational Learning Center
    Downers Grove IL
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  • 33.  RE: Statement to Condemn Asian Hate from NAEYC Asian Interest Forum in Solidarity with People of Color Caucus

    Posted 26 days ago

    Dear all, Jenny and I just updated the signature page of the Statement to Condemn Asian Hate from NAEYC Asian Interest Forum in Solidarity with People of Color Caucus.

    We want to express our heartfelt thank you to all of you and our colleagues at the NAEYC People of Color Caucus for holding our hearts and souls during this national crisis. Please continue to share the statement with your ECE communities. There are many tasks ahead of us and thank you again for standing up for us!!

    You can view the signatures at  https://sandybabaece.wixsite.com/covid19referencelist/stopasianhate

    In Unity,
    Sandy and Jenny



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    Best regards,

    Sandy Baba, Ph.D
    NAEYC Asian Interest Forum Co-Facilitator
    Education Researcher, Community Advocate,
    California AEYC Diversity Committee Member
    *Hello is a great platform for us to exchange our ideas and have conversations, lets keep sharing our ideas!
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