When School is Home: Supporting Asian American and Pacific Islander Students in our Boarding Communities

Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander students comprise significant portions of boarding school student populations, and yet the nuanced histories of this diverse group are rarely unpacked in mainstream media and curricula.

Amid the rise of anti-Asian violence across the continent, this session will examine the dominant stereotypes surrounding this group and their harmful impact on our students and communities. Together, we will explore the experiences of Asian American students and unpack a set of action steps to improve representation and inclusion within the complex residential learning environment.

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Apr 14 2021


Eastern Time
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Apr 14 2021
  • Time: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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  • Sarah-SooLing Blackburn
    Sarah-SooLing Blackburn
    Educator, Speaker, Professional Learning Facilitator

    Dr. Blackburn has experience teaching at both the secondary and elementary levels, and as a teacher educator her areas of focus have included classroom culture and justice, equity, diversity and inclusion.

    She has designed and facilitated learning experiences with schools and districts across the country and with organizations including Learning for Justice, Microsoft and NY Times Student Travel.

    Sarah has an M.A. in Social Justice and Education from University College London’s Institute of Education and an Ed.D. from Johns Hopkins University. She is based out of Oxford, Mississippi.