AAPI Film Screening
Sunday, Novermber 20, 2022
6 pm - 8 pm
Los Altos Community Center
AAPI Silicon Valley and Justice Vanguard are collaborating to host a free film Blurring the Color Line. This free event will include a post-show discussion and Q&A with the director, Crystal Kwok.
Blurring the Color Line is inspired by Crystal Kwok’s grandmother’s story about her family’s grocery store in Augusta, Georgia. Her family grew up in a Black neighborhood and they share stories about their personal experiences that expose the problematic, racialized system.
The film decenters existing narratives and showcases perspectives from both the Chinese and Black community, opening up necessary but uncomfortable discussions between marginalized groups.
Blurring the Color Line is a step towards cross-racial solidarity by having a better understanding of the past in efforts of changing the future. Both Asian and Black groups have faced hardships and lack of representation in the media, so this film is needed now more than ever.
For more information about Blurring the Color Line, please visit: https://www.blurringthecolorline.com/synopsis
Ethnic Studies Course
In collaboration with local Black youth organization,
Justice Vanguard, and educators and administrators,
we successfully lobbied the Mountain View-Los Altos High School Board to implement mandatory ethnic studies. The course will be a year-long, non-tracked (no Honors or AP equivalent) freshman requirement starting in 2022.
Thank you to everyone who spoke out at board meetings and supported the cause.
Our work continues in advocating for students to be involved in the curriculum and class-development process, as well as working to implement the course in other districts.
To learn more about the specifics of our course or to get involved at your own district, view the PDF that we presented at the 2021 High Schoolers for Democrats of America Summit.