Often a lack of understanding someone else’s experiences can breed prejudice and discrimination. This can come in the form of social injustices around race, ethnicity, or national origin; mental or physical ability; sexual orientation, gender, or gender identity/expression. WILL Education launched this Social Justice Learning space with the goal of sharing educational resources and materials that could help guide children, families, and educators when exploring these critical conversations.
Divided into sections for early childhood, adolescents, and adults, each learning level features videos, audio, and text to facilitate a variety of learning styles. As with any social justice conversation, we believe it’s critical to begin with our littlest ones and continue that work throughout adulthood so we can keep the conversations, the learning, and the societal shift going to ensure lifelong impact. However, we understand these conversations can be difficult, and often we don’t know where to begin. We highly encourage you to regularly visit this page to begin or continue your growth in these social justice areas.
Below you will find three learning levels—early childhood, adolescent, and adult—each featuring videos, audio, and text to facilitate a variety of learning styles.
Today's Lesson: The AAPI Experience
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander people have been at the receiving end of a dramatic rise in discrimination, but the unfortunate truth is that racial scapegoating and racist, xenophobic, and violent acts toward the AAPI communities are nothing new. America’s anti-Asian rhetoric can be seen and felt throughout history. Which is why WILL Education thought it was important to revisit the idea of race and racism in American within this Social Justice Learning space. In this second look, we will be focusing on the diversity, the accomplishments, and the experiences of Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander people.