CEC Stands in Solidarity with the Asian American and Pacific Islander Community
The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) stands with our members and condemns the rise in anti-Asian rhetoric and hate crimes directed at the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community, which has dramatically increased since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. This racism and misogyny came to light in Atlanta when six Asian American women were senselessly murdered. This atrocity shows how racist xenophobia still exists so prevalently in our nation.
CEC remains committed to upholding our core values of diversity and inclusion. Through project20/20, we will continue to confront bias and social injustice in our organization by empowering our members in their fight against discrimination and prejudice in their schools and communities.
The following resources can be used now and throughout the school year as we all work toward creating a more equitable, inclusive, and just world.
- Learning For Justice: Addressing Anti-Asian Bias
- Learning for Justice: How to Respond to Coronavirus Racism
- Learning for Justice: Speak Up At School
- Smithsonian Asian Pacific Center: Learning Together
- Anti-Defamation League: Responding to Hate Resources
- PBS News Hour: The Long History of Racism Against Asian Americans in the U.S.
- STOP AAPI HATE: 5 Ways to Help If You Witness Hate
- Allyship right now: #StandForAsians
- Antiracist Toolkit, UNC Department of Asian Studies
- Graphics in Multiple Languages #StopAAPIHate
- Racial Equity Tools
- Stop Asian Hate Crimes - How to Be an Ally to the AAPI Community
- The Asian American Racial Justice Toolkit
- The Cross Cultural Solidarity History Education Project
- How to Support Asian American Colleagues amid the recent wave of Anti-Asian Violence
We will continue to be all in this together. Join CEC and take our project20/20 pledge to uphold the ideals of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Now more than ever, we are committed to addressing these issues head on as we continue to fight for an equitable society for all.
Dennis Cavitt, Ed.D.