From myths to music, D-E’s Upper School East Asian Affinity hosted an assembly dedicated to Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month today. Members led students through a quick game of True or False, where myths were busted – accompanied by the ringing of a gong and bell. Through the questions, presenters dived into the history of prejudice against Asian Americans, Asians in Hollywood, and college admissions for those of Asian heritage.
Next, East Asian Affinity faculty advisor Mr. Joel Lee further spoke about the implications of Asian representation in politics and media, the simultaneous rise of Asian hate, and his reconnection with his Korean heritage. Leader Sasha Rhee ’23 followed Mr. Lee and revealed the significant role East Asian Affinity played in defining her high school years at D-E. The assembly ended with a rendition of “Every Summertime” by Niki. Thank you, East Asian Affinity, for the inspiring and educational assembly!