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How Greater Cincinnatians Are Fighting Anti-Asian Stereotypes Through Education

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Jolene Almendarez
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Attendees at a rally in March protesting hate crimes against Asian-Americans.

Stereotypes and hatred directed toward members of Asian and Pacific Island communities are nothing new. But recent tragedies and tensions have brought a renewed sense of urgency to the fight against such stereotypes. What are experts, activists and educators doing to push back against them?

Joining Cincinnati Edition to discuss how education and awareness can reduce harmful and false perceptions of Asian and Pacific Island communities are University of Cincinnati Interim Director of Asian Studies Gergana IvanovaGreater Cincinnati Chinese Cultural Exchange Association Founder and Chair Felicity Tao; and Norwood City Schools educator and 2020 Ohio Teacher of the Year Leila Kubesch. 

Professor Gergana Ivanova will be giving a virtual talk hosted by the Cincinnati and Hamilton County Public Library on Friday, May 21 entitled (Not) Knowing Asia: Why Stereotypes Emerge and Pesist from 1:00 to 2:00 P.M. 

Listeners are also invited to join Democracy & Me's Freedom Friends Book Club. This month, the club is reading A Thousand Beginnings and Endings: 15 Retellings of Asian Myths and Legends, edited by Ellen Oh and Elsie Chapman. Readers can join in on a youth-led book chat about the story collection May 26.

Listen to Cincinnati Edition live at noon M-F. Audio for this segment will be uploaded after 4 p.m. ET.

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