New Report Shows Increase in Reported Bullying of Asian Students in NYC

Tuesday, Sep 3, 2013

New Report Shows Increase in Reported Bullying of Asian Students in NYC

Press Briefing, September 5 at 10am


Groups release new student data on bias-based harassment of Asian American students in NYC public schools and school anti-bullying measures

New York, NY -- The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) and the Sikh Coalition will hold a press briefing on Thursday, September 5 at 10am to release findings on bias-based harassment of Asian American students in NYC public schools. Asian Americans are the fastest growing population in New York City, and nationally have been found most likely to be targeted in the classroom based on race or religion. AALDEF and Sikh Coalition's new report reveals that while awareness of bias-based bullying protections has increased, so too have the number of reported incidents. NYC Asian American students will be at the briefing to speak about how they have been affected by the incidents of bullying in NYC schools and the responses they have received from teachers and administration.

Press Briefing Information:

Event: Press Briefing to Release New Report on Bullying of Asian Americans in NYC Schools

Date: Thursday, September 5, 2013 at 10am

Location: Sikh Coalition, 50 Broad Street, Suite 1537, New York, New York, 10004

Speakers:
Affected students from Junior Sikh Coalition and Coalition for Asian American Children and Families (CACF)
Amardeep Singh, Sikh Coalition
Khin Mai Aung, Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF)
Dial-In to listen to the briefing: (218) 862-1300, passcode 166133.

Please RSVP to usehgal@aaldef.org

Ujala Sehgal, AALDEF, 646-207-1497, usehgal@aaldef.org
Amardeep Singh, Sikh Coalition, 917-628-0091, amar@sikhcoalition.org 


AALDEF
The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF), founded in 1974, is a national organization that protects and promotes the civil rights of Asian Americans. By combining litigation, advocacy, education, and organizing, AALDEF works with Asian American communities across the country to secure human rights for all.

Sikh Coalition
Sikh Coalition is a community-based organization that works towards the realization of civil and human rights for all people.