The newly formed City Tech Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Faculty and Staff Association is sponsoring two events for May, which is AAPI Heritage Month.
Not Your Model Minority Film Screening
Thursday, May 4th at 3PM
Academic Complex Theater
As part of the RAAR: Rising Against Anti-Asian Racism program, funded by a Campus Climate Award, the AAPI Faculty & Staff Committee will be hosting a screening of the documentary film, Not Your Model Minority (30m) in the Academic Complex Theater on Thursday May 4th, at 3:00PM. The screening is open to the City Tech community.
Following the film will be a discussion, facilitated by Prof. Junior Tidal of the Library Department.
From the New Day Films catalog: “Not Your Model Minority explores the myth and the intersections with past and present anti-Asian violence. The film reveals the ways the model minority myth has been used to create a wedge between communities of color, while also examining opportunities to build power towards addressing systemic racism in America.”
RSVP is not required but encouraged.
Bystander Intervention Training
Wednesday, May 10th at 12PM
As part of the RAAR: Rising Against Anti-Asian Racism program, funded by a Campus Climate Award, the AAPI Faculty & Staff Committee will be hosting a virtual bystander training over on Wednesday, May 10th at 12PM over Zoom. Right to Be will be facilitating the training.
From the Right to Be page: “The one-hour, interactive training will teach you Right To Be’s 5Ds of bystander intervention methodology. We’ll start by talking about the types of disrespect that Asian and Asian American folks are facing right now — from microaggressions to violence — using a tool we call the “spectrum of disrespect.” You’ll learn what to look for and the positive impact that bystander intervention has on individuals and communities. We’ll talk through five strategies for intervention: distract, delegate, document, delay, and direct; and how to prioritize your own safety while intervening.”
The training is open to the City Tech community.
Dax Valdes will be facilitating the training.