We must speak up.


Two cute asian girls making heart shape with hands together

Bronx Children’s Museum stands in solidarity with the Asian American and Pacific Islander community under siege across our country. Anti-Asian hate crimes have been growing at an alarming rate since the beginning of the pandemic due to harmful rhetoric, scapegoating and blatant bullying. We denounce the violent acts of racism that continue to be inflicted on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.


There is a long history of grossly underreported racism, discrimination and hatred against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in our country. Our thoughts are with them and all those who experience systemic racism, discrimination and violence firsthand as well as the children and families in our community affected by acts of hatred.


Bronx Children’s Museum embraces the diversity of all people and celebrates our collective humanity. We have no place for hatred, violence, intolerance and injustice.

It is our job, as well as our entire community’s, to inspire children to respect and love themselves, be kind to others who may not be like them and speak up against discrimination of any kind. Bronx Children’s Museum will continue to work to encourage all children to treat each other with the utmost respect, fairness and tolerance.



Resources


New York Times

Talking to Children About Anti-Asian Bias

“I’m Helping My Korean-American Daughter Embrace Her Identity to Counter Racism”


Parents.com

How to Talk to Kids About Anti-Asian Violence


Young, Proud, and Sung-Jee

A children’s book on fighting anti-Asian racism during COVID-19

By Joyce Y. Lee and Emily Ku, illustrated by Maggie Chen


SocialJusticeBooks.org

https://socialjusticebooks.org/booklists/asian-americans/

A curated booklist about Asian Americans and Asia for children, young adults and educators.


Google Arts and Culture

12 Ways to Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month by exploring the history, arts and culture of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans in the U.S.


PBS

PBS Stories

PBS celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month this May and every day with a special collection of stories that explores the history, traditions and culture of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States.


U.S. Department of Education

May Is Asian-Pacific Heritage Month: 12 Ways to Enrich Kids’ Appreciation of Asian-Pacific American Culture

Help kids celebrate the rich history and culture of the generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders who have contributed to America’s diversity and success with resources from the Smithsonian, the National Park Service and more.

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Email:

nicole@bronxchildrensmuseum.org

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