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Upper School Chinese classes and students from the AAPI Affinity Group recently explored Chinatown, NYC on a field trip. They visited the Museum of Chinese in America and learned about events related to the early race riots that uprooted established immigrant communities and discriminatory laws and policies that reinforced Asian American marginalization.

The students also worked side by side to explore Asian religions in the Mahayana Buddhism Temple. They enjoyed the sense of community and togetherness during the culture emersion experience—playing the Chinese Wordle games on the bus, walking the Chinatown streets, visiting Asian-owned bakery and beverage stores and having authentic Asian food at Columbus Park in the sunlight.

This was the first time in 2 years, the AAPI and Chinese learning community came together in-person to explore the rich history and culture of Asia and China!