Kennesaw State professors say education is key to ending violence against Asian Americans – WSB-TV Channel 2

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Cobb County, Georgia – Two Kennesaw State University professors are leading the way and educating others about violence against Asian Americans.

Professors Sohyun An and Theresa Alviar-Martin say it was the turning point for them.

“I didn’t really know what I could do. Dr. Alviar Martin said:

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In the metro Atlanta spa shootings, following COVID-19-related abuse.

“Every day I see case after case of Asian Americans being bullied or scapegoated for the pandemic. I have been personally hurt,” said Ann.

Together, they take action. They have been awarded a $50,000 grant to create a curriculum they hope to introduce in the state’s K-12 education.

It will tell the story of Asian American history, which they see as a game-changer and key to stopping the hate.

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“Not only for our academic work. It is really for children in schools that we see being ignored. When that continues, it sows misunderstanding and in many cases violence because of this kind of ignorance,” said Alviar Martin.

The research will also be the basis for a book that will be sent to publishers later this year.

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