For many, we're about t-shirts and smencils and class gifts. But can we do more? Must we do more?
Advocacy takes many forms, and can be amplified by organizations like ours. How the Tuscan PTA supports this in the long term will be decided by YOU, our members and community. As a start we can - must - listen, learn, share. PTA board member Tracy Sham co-signed an important letter about SOMA standing up against anti-Asian racism and violence. You can read the letter here.
We also want to thank and highlight Tuscan parents Kay Puthaaroon, John Hung, and Anna Tolosa Irving, who helped research and found this very helpful article about "How to Talk to Kids About Anti-Asian Violence". We understand it may not be an easy topic to discuss for some, and we thought this would be a helpful resource for parents.
Also, if you haven't seen it yet, the Board of Trustees of Memorial Maplewood Library has issued a statement on Anti-Asian violence. Thank you to Tuscan parent, Fan Winston, who is one of the members on the library board.
Finally, another article about speaking to kids about anti-Asian violence shared by our sibling school Clinton, can be read here.
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