ASIAN PARENTS PARTICIPATORY ACTION (APPA)
Summer 2023 - 2026
Our research with over 57 Asian parents reveals that the majority of Asian parents do not talk to their children about race or AAR, thinking the conversation is unnecessary, irrelevant, or challenging. As youth reported helplessness and voicelessness when it comes to responding to AAR, such findings evoke concerns and calls for a wider-scale response to anti-Asian racism both within and beyond the Asian Community.
APPA is a 3-year long Community-University Collaboration project funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Partnership Development Grant. In joint arms with several community agencies from different areas of the Asian Community, including Hong Fook Mental Health Association, the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB), the Chinese Canadian National Council Toronto Chapter (CCNCTO), FilCan Social and Community Workers Network (FCSCWN), and the Asian Canadian Living Archive (TACLA), the project seeks to work with Asian parents across the GTA to promote capacity building, build knowledge and resources, and together envision and curate an Asian-centred approach against racism and anti-Asian racism.
The project is set to begin in Summer 2023.