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BOS Coalition Interview #6: Annie Tan

BOS Coalition

In this episode, I had the absolute pleasure of interviewing educator, activist, and writer, Annie Tan. Ms. Tan is the cousin of the late Vincent Chin, and today she is here to tell her family’s powerful story of tragedy, triumph, and the ways in which she works to continue his legacy. In addition, she talks about her memoir that she is working on, how she got started in education, and what people can do to help the Asian American cause. You can learn more about Annie's projects and her work at annietan.com. 


21 Jul 2021

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62 - Communal Grieving with Annie Tan

Little Red School House

On today's episode we were fortunate to be joined by a truly talented, and empathy filled teacher, Annie Tan. A Chinese Asian American elementary special ed teacher of students of color living in Chinatown NYC, Annie shares and communally grieves about the negative affects COVID19 is having on Chinatown, the recent anti-Asian attacks, and her family's legacy. Annie also shares how the open school movement has been attacking educators, and her specifically. Finally we discuss her memoirs that she is currently writing, and the hope she has for education post COVID. Annie can be found on Twitter @AnnieTangent Closing music Milck - Quiet ____________ Follow us on Twitter @LRedSchoolHouse. Email us at LittleRedSchoolHouse@protonmail.com Support us by becoming a member of the LRSH patreon page: patreon.com/LittleRedSchoolHouse. Solidarity!

1hr 1min

30 Mar 2021

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Ep. 175: My Afternoon with the Killer of Vincent Chin + #StopAsianHate with Annie Tan

Rumble with Michael Moore

Sign-up for Michael Moore's email list! https://forms.gle/1wmxdZmdAZQ4yMkZA ***** In 1987, Michael Moore exclusively interviewed Ronald Ebens, the former Chrysler autoworker who, along with his laid-off autoworker stepson, brutally beat a Chinese-American man named Vincent Chin to death with a baseball bat in Detroit 5 years earlier. A witness heard Ebens tell Chin and his Asian-American friend that they "were the reason we're all getting laid off" -- a reference to the scapegoating of the Japanese for the American auto industry cutting jobs (again, Chin was Chinese, but that made no difference to his killer). The killing of Chin and the fact that Ebens spent no time in jail and only paid a small fine set off a wave of new Asian-American civil rights activism. In this special episode of Rumble, Michael recounts his 2 hour meeting with the defiant killer of Vincent Chin and notes the all-too-familiar "white-guy-as-victim syndrome" that Ebens exhibited due to his legal and media ordeal after he killed Chin. Michael is joined by an Asian-American public school teacher, storyteller, activist, and the cousin of the late Vincent Chin, Annie Tan, who explains the importance of Vincent Chin's legacy and discusses the proactive, positive work that is being done to confront anti-Asian racism and violence. Finally, March 23rd, 2021 is Michael Moore's Liberation Day. After 379 days in a self-imposed quarantine and one month after receiving his second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, he's finally leaving the house and he ponders all the places he will go. 'The Man Who Killed Vincent Chin' by Michael Moore This article appeared in the Detroit Free Press Sunday Magazine on August 30, 1987. https://web.archive.org/web/20120627010544/https://michaelmoore.com/words/must-read/man-who-killed-vincent-chin-michael-moore Here are the links to the groups Annie mentioned that support Asian Americans: NAPAWF: National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum: https://www.napawf.org/ Asian Americans Advancing Justice: https://www.advancingjustice-aajc.org/ CAAAV Organizing Asian American Tenants: https://caaav.org/ Red Canary Song: https://www.redcanarysong.net/ SWOP Brooklyn: https://www.swopbrooklyn.org/ DRUM NYC: https://www.drumnyc.org/ Flushing Workers Center: Twitter @FlushingWorkers: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?hosted_button_id=NAX7TUH6UPSFE Welcome to Chinatown: https://www.welcometochinatown.com/ Send Chinatown Love: https://www.sendchinatownlove.com/ CACF Coalition of Asian Children and Families: https://www.cacf.org/ 18 Million Rising: https://18millionrising.org/ Articles Annie mentioned: Annie Tan, "Remembering Vincent," The Moth https://themoth.org/stories/remembering-vincent Nina Sharma, "Not Dead" in Asian American Writers Workshop: https://aaww.org/not-dead/ Music in the episode: "If I Ruled The World" - MILCK https://youtu.be/NhHKRvv4JfU Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/rumble-with-michael-moore/message

1hr 8mins

23 Mar 2021

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Teaching Under COVID with Tess Raser, Greg Michie, Robert LeVertis Bell, and Annie Tan

Class Time with Kenzo Shibata [FREE FEED]

1hr 36mins

18 Jan 2021

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Episode 5: Annie Tan

The Reluctant Phoenix

The coronavirus has forced many of us to rethink how to safely do our jobs. Activist and educator Annie Tan shares how she learned to find her voice to support teachers and students during this pandemic.


23 Nov 2020

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Ep. 22: Back to School With No Nurses, Ventilation, or Wi-Fi, ft. Annie Tan

Plum Radio

“Remote learning is very hard. Nobody wants to do it. Every single kid in the world is losing out on an education.” Annie Tan, a New York City public school teacher, joins us again on Plum Radio to talk about how teachers and communities are organizing and fighting back against the city’s unsafe plans to reopen schools. New York City, home to the country’s largest public school system with more than ONE MILLION students, has already delayed schools reopening twice, leaving families, educators, and students stuck in limbo. Many NYC schools have neither proper ventilation nor bathrooms for COVID-19 safety precautions, let alone the technology needed to teach remote classrooms. As Annie tells us, at her school in the immigrant neighborhood of Sunset Park, they don’t even have a dedicated nurse, a role that they’ve been requesting long before COVID-19. Will it be safe to re-open schools in the U.S. epicenter of the COVID-19 crisis? Who is pushing the narrative that low income students of color need to attend school in-person the most? And where will schools find the funding to fix school infrastructure, provide remote learning devices, offer child care services to educators who have to return to work, and find enough employees to staff both remote and in-person classes? For more Annie, tune in to Plum Radio Ep. 3, where she shares the memory of her late cousin, Vincent Chin. Dolly and Joey also discuss why blindly celebrating the ban on WeChat is actually racist and the new expose about forced hysterectomies in ICE detention centers. -- We pride ourselves on being independent media at Plum Radio. Follow us on IG (@listentoplumradio), and support us on Patreon (patreon.com/plumradio) if you’re here for the culture and believe in independent media.

1hr 16mins

23 Sep 2020

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Solidarity September with Annie Tan

Reply Guys

This week is a huge one. First off, there's a Zoom call with the CEO of Antifa David Spector (@spectordeforce). Then, we speak with Annie Tan, NYC activist and public school teacher, about the developing situation between the Mayor, the Teacher's Union, and the Teachers. We even have a post-interview update from Annie on the ever-changing situation.Follow Annie on Twitter @AnnieTangentFollow David on Twitter @spectordeforceShow notes:- https://newrepublic.com/article/158799/teacher-new-york-covid-atlantic-response- https://ny.chalkbeat.org/2020/9/1/21410262/new-york-city-schools-reopening-delayed-after-mayor-unions-reach-dealJulia and Kate can be found at @OhJuliaTweets and @KateWillettHosts: Kate Willett and Julia ClaireProducer: Genevieve GearityTheme Song: Emily Frembgen and Kate WillettArtwork: Adrienne Lobl

1hr 22mins

2 Sep 2020

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Surviving to Educate w/ Annie Tan

The Bánh Mì Chronicles

(S3, EP 1) Annie Tan, special education teacher, activist, writer and storyteller, kicks things off as my first guest of the 3rd season of the podcast.  In this discussion, Annie talked about the challenges she has faced as a teacher in NYC during Covid-19, and the impact that it has on her students, school colleagues, and parents.  She shared her reflection on learning about being related to Vincent Chin, who back in 1982, was murdered by a group of white men in Detroit in a hate-crime attack.  She talked about the Asian-American movement that followed soon after his death.  Annie shared her thoughts about the current national civil unrest in the awake of George Floyd's death, and what it means to talk about anti-Blackness in the API community and with her family.   Check out this episode ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Special thanks to my sponsor, Lawrence and Argyle, a Viet-American owned merchandise line representing immigrant empowerment. Get yourself a pin, hoodie or t-shirt and show off your immigrant pride. Visit them at www.lawrenceandargyle.com or on Instagram @lawrenceandargyle or on their Facebook page ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Bio: Annie Tan is a special education teacher, activist, writer and storyteller based in Chinatown, New York City. Annie fights for her students, public education, teachers unions, tenants rights, Asian American issues and racial justice. Annie's work has been featured in the New York Times, Huffington Post, New Republic, PBS' documentary series "Asian Americans," and two of her stories have been featured on the Moth Radio Hour on NPR. Annie is currently working on a book about her family and Asian American history. You can follow Annie's work at annietan.com and Twitter/Instagram at @annietangent.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/banhmichronicles/support

1hr 30mins

5 Aug 2020

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Episode 4:Conversations with Annie Tan: Activist, Teacher and Storyteller

Warriors of Education Podcast

Today I talk to Annie Tan about her work and how she's adjusting to remote teaching. Annie is an elementary special education teacher in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, where she teaches primarily Chinese and Latino youth. She is  storyteller and activist featured in The New York Times and The Moth. Find her on @annietangent and www.annietan.com


1 May 2020

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That Goddamn Racist Biden Ad with Annie Tan, Jaya Sundaresh, and Samuel Kao

Class Time with Kenzo Shibata [FREE FEED]

We watched the goddamn racist Biden ad and have some words about it! We also talked about being AAPI in the current political moment, including how the Dems used wokeness to clear the way for (alleged) rapist and (totally documented) racist Joe Biden.I'm joined by Jaya Sundaresh (@shutupjaya on twitter) and Sam Kao (Samuel D. Kao) of Current Affairs Magazine and NYC Teacher/activist, member of the MORE Caucus Annie Tan (AnnieTan.com and @annietangent on Twitter).

1hr 16mins

22 Apr 2020