Immigrant History Initiative 2020 Fundraiser

Reclaim Our History, Reshape Our Future

$7,965 by 93 people

$10,000

Immigrant History Initiative

Team Members

Kathy

$1,355 / 22 donors

Julia

$790 / 11 donors

Kate

$600 / 9 donors

Megan

$410 / 9 donors

Iris

$335 / 11 donors

Ted

$535 / 6 donors

Swapna

$415 / 5 donors

Alda

$425 / 4 donors

Patrick

$400 / 3 donors

Betty

$500 / 1 donor

Albert

$150 / 2 donors

Amy

$150 / 2 donors

Story

Immigrant History Initiative is a 501(c)(3) registered non-profit organization, and donations are 100% tax-deductible.

At Immigrant History Initiative, we aim to transform the way communities learn about race, migration and justice. We fill in the blank white spaces in school textbooks where the histories of immigrant communities have been systemically erased and whitewashed. We amplify the voices of the communities of color who have been silenced, forgotten, or co-opted. In short, we work to create a better future by teaching people about our past.

We believe our work is transformative. A boy who learns the stories of his ancestors in America discovers his own belonging in a country that sees him as foreign. A neighbor who understands how historical forces have pitted communities of color against one another re-envisions the collective power her neighborhood can have if they stand together. Learning history means understanding where we came from and how we got here, and it also helps us invent better ways of moving forward. Through anti-racist curriculum development and community education programs, Immigrant History Initiative is trying to build the world we deserve, one step at a time. To do that, we need your help.

Since IHI's founding, co-founders Julia and Kathy have been growing IHI on a shoestring budget, using small individual donations and grants to keep expanding our impact. Despite the limited funds, we’ve managed to reach thousands through our educational resources and community outreach efforts. In the last two years, we have:

  • Formed a community teaching partnership with the Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center
  • ​Designed lesson plans for PBS Learning Media to use in conjunction with the PBS documentary Asian Americans
  • Launched a public awareness campaign around anti-Asian violence in the COVID-19 pandemic, 
  • ​Led several webinars and events with the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Asian Americans Advancing Justice, Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, and more
  • Received a grant from Connecticut Humanities to design and lead a parent workshop on talking with children about racism and Asian American identity, to be held in January 2021


IHI tackles difficult topics and creates resources to meet oft-ignored needs. Your donation will help us sustain our work and transform the lives of thousands more. Thank you for giving.



Supporters

Julia Wang received a new donation from Erica Weisgerber

2 hours ago

$25

Kathy Lu received a new donation from Kimberly Merrill

8 hours ago

$25

Kathy Lu received a new donation from Anonymous

11 hours ago

$50

Kathy Lu received a new donation from Anonymous

13 hours ago

Megan Yan received a new donation from Kath Xu

1 day ago

$50

Alda Yuan received a new donation from Si Qi Tao

1 day ago

$100

Iris Jong received a new donation from Kori Vandergeest

1 day ago

$20

Andy Parker received a new donation from Andrew Parker

1 day ago

$250

Amy Hsieh received a new donation from Gloria & Sidd

1 day ago

$50

Beautiful initiative and message. Happy to support. Thank you for everything that you do (esp. for the API community).

Megan Yan received a new donation from Gian Mascioli

1 day ago

$50

Iris Jong received a new donation from Katie Wang

2 days ago

$10

Sending support from LA!!

Megan Yan received a new donation from Taylor Culliver

2 days ago

$50

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