south bay first thursdays presents "deconstructing the asian american melting pot," september 6

What's up, San Jose. South Bay First Thursdays is a non-profit that hosts dialogues about important issues or work in the API community.

This Thursday, September 6, SBFT will be hosting a discussion titled "Deconstructing the Asian American Melting Pot," focusing particularly on the model minority myth. More information, including who's going to be on the panel:
Deconstructing the Asian American Melting Pot

WHERE: Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI)
2400 Moorpark Ave. Ste. 300, San Jose

The Model Minority Myth, which overlooks the differences between individual Asian ethnicities, is still alive and well in the United States. This concept has been further perpetuated by the Pew Report that was released a few months ago that negates a variety of factors that prevent certain groups from succeeding. Join the discussion on this issue to understand and deconstruct how this theory affects our API community in the South Bay and beyond.

We will be discussing such issues as:
* At-risk youths
* A rise in homelessness
* Low income families in need of government assistance
* and many more!

We have great group of panelists joining us:
* Jonathan Tran - California Policy and Program Manager for the Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC)
* Dr. Michael Chang - Founder, Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute (APALI) / Boardmember, Santa Clara County Board of Education
* Harvey Dong - PhD, UC Berkeley Professor of Ethnic Studies
* Dean Adachi - Adjunct Professor at Harvey Mudd College
* Joma Briones - Manager of Youth Development Programs, Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI)
Tickets are free. You can register for the event here.

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