Coming Soon (December 2020)! Identity Journeys: The South Asian American Student Experience
Nearly 5.6 million South Asians live in the United States. The South Asian community in the United States comprises of individuals with ancestry from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and the Maldives. The community also includes members of the South Asian diaspora – past generations of South Asians who originally settled in many areas around the world, including the Caribbean, Africa, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, and other parts of Asia and the Pacific Islands. The community is far from homogeneous; South Asians are not only diverse in terms of national origin, but also by virtue of possessing a variety of ethnic, religious, and linguistic characteristics. They are also diverse in terms immigration and socioeconomic status.
It is not surprising that the experiences of South Asian students in the United States is just as nuanced as the countries they come from. In this powerful discussion, you will learn how South Asian students encounter issues related to their culture and identity in American Schools. From the pressures to assimilate to the stereotypes of being model students, this segment will aim to bring light to the true identities, dreams and aspirations of this growing population of students in the United States.
The Center for Global Education in Partnership with The Culture Tree is proud to bring this dialogue to our audience of educators.