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We’ve created this resource page to continue to Educate & Engage each other during the Heritage & History Months our Big Sister Boston community celebrates. 

We hope to inspire both action and dialogue by sharing some of the amazing and impactful work and experiences from educators and schools; from community and partnership relationships; and, from programming and events featured on local and national educational and entertainment platforms.  

We invite our community to share and suggest your own resources or experiential learning opportunities, so we can add them and can continue to learn and grow together!  

Join the conversation: send your suggested resources to Maren at mjuliano@bigsister.org.

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EVENTS

May 19 – Big Sister Boston’s Diversity Board Presents Conversations Among Women: Celebrating AAPI Heritage Month: Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/conversations-among-women-unsung-sheroes-tickets-324011135027

AAPI Heritage Month Community Activities – NAAAP: https://www.naaap.org/apihm-2022/ 

The Asian American Experience: Past, Present and Future –  NAAAP ATL: https://atl.naaap.org/event/the-asian-american-experience-past-present-future-free-virtual-event/ 

Asian Representation in Literature and Cinema: https://atl.naaap.org/event/the-asian-american-experience-past-present-future-free-virtual-event/

Reclaiming Mental Health as Asian Americans Book Talk with Dr. Jenny T. Wang, PhD: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/book-talk-with-dr-jenny-wang-tickets-308360954917

READING LIST

House of Sticks – Ly Tran

Rise: A Pop History of Asian America from the Nineties to Now – Jeff Yang, Phil Yu and Philip Wang

Asian American Dreams – Helen Zia

Minor Feelings – Cathy Park Hong

On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous – Ocean Vuong

Joy Luck Club – Amy Tan

Beautiful Country – Qian Julie Wang

Last Night At The Telegraph Club – Malindo Lo

“The Mountains Sing” – Que Mai Nguyen Phan

Somewhere Inside – Lisa and Laura Ling

ARTICLES

Angry Asian Man:  http://blog.angryasianman.com/

What A Bad Day Means to Me – Ly Tran: https://www.vogue.com/article/ly-tran-bad-day

Mochi Magazine: https://www.mochimag.com/

WEBSITE

http://www.naaap.org/events

 

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BLACK WOMEN MAKING THEIR MARK ON BOSTON TODAY

Porsha Olayiwola: https://youtu.be/cMD_–hhADI and http://www.porshaolayiwola.com/

Sheena Collier: https://www.collierconnection.com/ and https://bostonwhileblack.com/

Sarah Kamya: https://littlefreelibrary.org/why-sharing-diverse-books-in-little-free-libraries-matters/ and https://www.boston.com/culture/local-news/2020/06/13/little-free-diverse-library-project-amplify-black-voices-through-books/

Mattaya Fitts: https://www.mattayafitts.com/ and https://www.timeout.com/boston/news/7-questions-with-muralist-mattaya-fitts-102921

BLACK HISTORY BOSTON

Boston Black History Focused on Women & Youth

Elma Lewis School of Fine Arts: https://bwht.org/elma-lewis/

Women of education equality movement: https://medium.com/black-feminist-thought-2016/a-black-feminist-reimagining-of-boston-s-struggle-for-educational-equity-2d569979dcbb

Melnea Cass: https://blackwomenatbuandboston.wordpress.com/tag/melnea-cass/

Ruth Batson: https://www.boston.gov/news/black-history-boston-ruth-batson

Interview w/ Ruth Batson: http://digital.wustl.edu/e/eii/eiiweb/bat5427.0911.011ruthbatson.html

1970s school desegregation and busing: https://www.globalblackhistory.com/forgotten-history-desegregation-boston-public-schools/

and https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/03/the-boston-busing-crisis-was-never-intended-to-work/474264/ 

Combahee River Collective: https://www.blackpast.org/african-american-history/combahee-river-collective-1974-1980/ and https://www.boston.gov/news/black-history-boston-combahee-river-collective

Boston Coalition of Black Women, Inc.: https://repository.library.northeastern.edu/collections/neu:cj82qn781

 

READING 

BPL BHM BookList 

https://bpl.bibliocommons.com/list/share/114085694_bostonpl_readersadvisory/1816477889_bostonpl_black_is_2021

Source: Boston Public Library 
Format Type: Website curated Book list/catalog  

EDUCATIONAL 

Websites

https://www.sciencebuddies.org/blog/black-history-month-scientists

Source: Science Buddies.Org
Format Type: Interactive Website;  activities, articles & information 

http://theroot.com/  

Source: The Root
Format Type: Online Interactive Article 

Black History Month Educator Guide 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1t_1eVIp8JEwavQRQRox7NYADW0usMGhWsN8bNm7HZ9U/edit?usp=sharing

Source: Kandace Sumner PhD, School Leader Boston Public Schools | DEI Consultant 
Format Type: Google Doc, Interactive resource list  

TechBoston Academy curated Black History Month Content 

TBA BHM Daily Facts 

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1NNjoxtusAhVWyv_hblf8Z1XRNdK6HNts7l917VukfV8/edit?usp=sharing

Source: Tech Boston Academy 6-12;  Black History Month Teacher/Staff Committee 
Format Type: Slide Deck Presentation 

TBA Black Culture Through The Arts 

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1OAnH6FmtmxVfzZ-IX0USutRf_8n36UJNGtOEQlPVjqo/edit?usp=sharing

Source: Tech Boston Academy 6-12;  Black History Month Teacher/Staff Committee 
Format Type: PP Slide Deck Presentation 

BLACK LIVES MATTER Action WEEK Tool Kit

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1uLYFZz3h-0FqxE0K9dQ6CZgYGdkyH0O5/edit?usp=sharing&ouid=102062304251787427409&rtpof=true&sd=true

Source: Boston Teachers Union – Black Lives Matter At School Committee 
Format Type: PP Slide Deck Presentation with resources | discussion guides | activities| lessons

ARTICLES

1619 Project Interactive 

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/08/14/magazine/1619-america-slavery.html

Source: New York Times Online 

FILMS |TV Programming

Boston Globe 

https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=boston+globe+beautiful+resistance

https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/special-reports/a-beautiful-resistance/watch/

Source: Produced by Jeneé Ostherheldt for The Boston Globe 
Format Type: Youtube Video 
Website w/ Video Link 

Beyond Measure Films | King Boston 

Voices On King 2021 

https://youtu.be/H8A59zz5gAA

Source: Produced by Beyond Measure Films for KingBoston
Format Type: YouTube Video  

Voices On King 2022 

https://vimeo.com/665758196

Source: Produced by Beyond Measure Films for KingBoston 
Format Type: Vimeo Video 

Xfinity 

The Black Experience 

https://www.xfinity.com/learn/digital-cable-tv/black-experience

Source: Curated list of available content through Xfinity 

Netflix 

Black Lives Matter 

https://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/81299227

Source: Curated list of available content through Netflix