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#VeryAsian campaign highlights need for Asian-American history curriculum

How can learning about history help to heal hatred? And what’s the latest on Asian-American history education initiatives where we live?

This hour, we hear from Khamla Vorasane, co-owner of Avon's BouNom Bakery, and the sponsor of a unique scholarship opportunity at UConn. Plus, one student organization at Amity Regional High School is pushing for curricular change at their school. Hear from the co-founders of Amity Asian Activism.

New social studies standards are in the works for public schools in our state. Connecticut Public education reporter Catherine Shen has the latest on the planned updates, including a focus on Asian-American history.


  • Khamla Vorasane - Owner, BouNom Bakery; Sponsor, UConn's Nom and Boulieng Vorasane Scholarship
  • Mingyue Zha - Student, Amity Regional High School; Founder, Amity Asian Activism
  • Melinda Lu - Student, Amity Regional High School; Founder, Amity Asian Activism
  • Catherine Shen - Education Reporter, Connecticut Public
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