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Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month: There are thousands of Micronesian people in Washington state, but who are they? Why have they chosen to leave their home islands, and how they are currently faring in health and education? The Micronesian people are overlooked by the ethnic labels of “Pacific Islander” and “Asian/Pacific Islander,” which poses a problem in terms of policy-making for this unique group of people. This workshop will introduce the harms of mislabeling minority groups of people like the Micronesians.

Rachel Hoffman proudly represents her Marshallese heritage here in Washington and is a champion for educational equity for Pacific Islander students. She is currently seeking a master’s degree in education with a focus on cultural relevance, particularly indigenous populations.

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Meeting ID: 737 026 0499
Password: Micronesia