Wednesday, September 23, 2015

#RaisingMixedRace @Hapapalooza 2015 - BOOK PREMIERE

Premiering Raising Mixed Race at Hapa-palooza 2015
by Sharon H Chang

I just had the best launch-premiere for my debut book Raising Mixed Race EVER. 

No really. It was the most heart-warming, inspirational and energizing experience I could have ever dreamed of. And I am so humbled, honored and grateful.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Why the Seattle Teachers Strike Should Matter to Every American

My 5-year-old standing in solidarity with his teachers

by Sharon H Chang

By now many of you have probably heard about the massive teacher strike launched this week in Seattle Public Schools, the largest school district in Washington state. Also happens to be the district my 5-year-old is entering this year as a kindergartner and, really, we're all entering together as a public school family (because if you think school is only about kids and teachers you're dead wrong). School was supposed to start Wednesday but after six years of being denied cost-of-living pay increase in one of the nation's top ten fastest gentrifying cities (read most expensive) while simultaneously being asked to work longer hours with growing class sizes and less recess (down to 15 min), and also being increasingly held curricula-hostage by excessive standardized tests and hand-tied-bullied by corporate education reform -- our teachers HAD it.

And damn well they should.