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- On the Shoulders of Giants.I first met Karen Lewis July 2013 as a new member of the Chicago Teachers Union and excitedly stood for the above photo. I met Corky Lee two summers later at NQAPIA 2015, where I nervously thanked him for taking iconic photos of the Vincent Chin case, which I’ve used to piece together family history.Continue reading “On the Shoulders of Giants.”
“Allegiance”: Annie Tan has trouble connecting with her father across a language barrier and physical distance. (Feb. 1, 2021)
NYC teacher/writer Annie Tan and activist/author Helen Zia talk about how important Vincent Chin is to Asian Americans. The 1982 murder of Vincent Chin by two white men in Detroit Michigan ignited a push for Asian American civil rights. (May 12, 2020)
“I’m a Teacher in New York. I’m Doing My Job by Fighting an Unsafe Reopening.” Teachers routinely go above and beyond the call of duty, but hastily reopening schools during a pandemic puts students, families, and all of us at risk. (August 5, 2020)
“In order for my students to be in a better world and to be humans that will make this world better, I also have to be better. And that means I have to fight for them.“Columbia College Today, “Activist Annie Tan ’11 Is Speaking Up for Asian Americans” (Summer 2020)
“My Chinatown will never be the same after this.”Labor Notes: “Interview: Coronavirus Pandemic Inflames Anti-Asian Racism” with Annie Tan (April 6, 2020)
Photo: Haruka Sakaguchi for New York Times
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