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The Edina Asian American Alliance (EAAA) is an organization whose purpose is in service of combating anti-Asian prejudice and racism, advocating for equity and inclusion, and promoting social justice in Edina.

The 4 Pillars We Aim to Support

Community Mobilization

  • Statement on the Tragedy in Allen, TX. Shared May 2023.

  • Community Comment in response to Draft Policy 506 and Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook 22-23 revisions. Delivered to Edina School Board. August 2022.

  • Community Feedback Report in response to Draft Policy 506 and Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook 22-23 revisions. Delivered to Superintendent Stacie Stanley, Assistant Superintendent Randy Smasal, and Policy Chair Julie Green. August 2022.

  • Petition to Introduce a Resolution to Condemn Racism. Delivered to the Edina School Board. June 2022.

  • Community Feedback Report to inform the June 23, 2022 One Town–One Family Gathering. Delivered to Mayor James Hovland. June 2022.

  • Petition: Healing, Education, and Condemning Racism in Edina Public Schools District. Delivered to Superintendent Stacie Stanley. May 2022.

Visibility and Understanding

  • Participated in the Edina Fourth of July Parade. July 2022, 2023.

  • Profile: EAAA Founding Member and Community Leader, Myra Han, highlighted. Edina Magazine. July 2023.

  • Launched First Annual AAPI Month Festival: Visibility, Community, Pure Celebration. May 2023.

  • Delivered Community Comment in regard to upcoming Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Month. Human Rights and Relations Commission (HRRC). March 2023.

  • Participated in Race and Equity Study. League of Women Voters Edina (LWVE). January 2023.

  • Interviewed for Kare 11 news feature. Recognized for the positive and powerful impact of our grassroots coalition. December 2022.

  • Nominated for Edina’s Human Rights & Relations Commissions’ (HRRC) annual Tom Oye Award. Recognized by fellow Edina community members for our good work promoting human relations and advancing human rights. November 2022.

  • Participated in the Healing Circles Project. Edina Public Schools (EPS) and the City of Edina’s Arts & Culture Commission (ACC). October 2022.

  • Participated in How to Stop the Hate. City of Edina’s Human Rights & Relations Commission (HRRC). October 2022.

  • Participated in the NAMIWalks Minnesota Parade. September 2022.

  • Proposed a public art installation project to the Arts & Culture Commission (ACC). July 2022. (Ongoing Project)

  • Participated in the Parent-Student Community Panel. One Town, One Family Community Conversation. June 2022.

  • Participated in Edina School Board Training Session. April 2022.

Serving as a Resource

  • Recommended Korean Language translator for EPS-Andong Exchange Program. April 2023.

  • Quarterly District Meetings. Held between EAAA, Dr. Stanley, and appropriate District Leadership. May 2022-Present.

  • Serve on EPS Parent Leadership Council (PLC). September 2022-Present. 

  • Serve on EPS District Equity Advisory Committee (DEAC). April 2022-Present.

  • Served as Facilitators/Community Champions. One Town, One Family Community Conversation. November 2022, January 2023.

  • Recommended Asian Edina Business Leaders for EPS-Stanford Design Team. November 2022. 

  • Partnered with the City of Edina’s Mayor’s Office: Nominated EPS teacher. U.S. Heartland Chinese Teacher Award. September 2022.

  • Provided community feedback: Important Asian/Asian American holidays and observations. Edina Public Schools (EPS) Calendar Committee. September 2022.

  • Provided district support: Asian international student. Edina High School (EHS) iGoGo Partnership. August 2022.

  • Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) Student Union High School and College Advice Panel Forum. August 2022. 

  • Coalition of Asian American Leaders (CAAL) From Stories to Action: Fostering Inclusion for Asian Minnesotans in Schools. August 2022. 

  • Edina Public Schools (EPS) One Town, One Family Parent-Student Community Panel. June 2022.

  • Coalition of Asian American Leaders (CAAL) Minnesota Council on Foundations. May 2022.

  • Edina School Board. Training Session. April 2022.

Building Coalition

  • Asian American & Pacific Islander Student Union (AAPISU). High School and College Panel. August 2022, 2023.

  • Black Student Union (BSU). Shared Juneteenth Proclamations in Solidarity. Edina Juneteenth Event. June 2022. Shared Table in Friendship. June 2023.

  • Coalition of Asian American Leaders (CAAL). Invited Speaker. CAAL Asian Minnesotan Day at the Capitol. May 2023.

  • Edina Community Foundation (ECF). Partnered. Community Impact Program. March 2023.

  • Community. Hosted First Annual EAAA Community Meet & Greet Event. January 2023.

  • AshaUSA. Walked in Support and Solidarity. NAMIWalks Minnesota Parade. September 2022.

  • Anti-Racism Collective (ARC). Joint-submitted: Community Feedback Report in response to Draft Policy 506 and Student Rights and Responsibilities Handbook 22-23 revisions. Delivered to Superintendent Stacie Stanley, Assistant Superintendent Randy Smasal, and Policy Chair Julie Green. August 2022.

  • ARC. Stand Against Hate. July 2022.

  • Black Student Union (BSU). Shared Juneteenth Proclamations in Solidarity. Edina Juneteenth Event. June 2022.

  • Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC). Joint-submitted: Petition to Introduce a Resolution to Condemn Racism. Delivered to the Edina School Board. June 2022.

  • Community building meetings

    • Asian American & Pacific Islander Student Union (AAPISU). November 2022.

    • AshaUSA. September 2022.

    • Rebecca Sorensen (Chair, ACC) and Alana Zbaren (ACC). June 2022. 

    • Representative Heather Edelson (D-Edina). June 2022.

    • Mayor James Hovland. May 2022.

    • Superintendent Stacie Stanley & Assistant Superintendent Randy Smasal. May 2022.

    • Anti-Racism Collective (ARC). May 2022.

    • League of Women Voters Edina (LWVE). April 2022.

In the Media

Student Creates Edina Asian American Alliance - Edina Magazine (7.1.23)


Edina Asian American Alliance hosts its first AAPI Festival – Edina Zephyrus (6.1.23)


Photos: Edina's first-annual AAPI month fest | Edina | hometownsource.com (5.31.23)


Edina Asian American Alliance hosts AAPI Month Festival (fox9.com) (5.31.23)


Edina Asian American Alliance prioritizes ‘joy’ at first AAPI month festival | Edina | hometownsource.com (5.25.23)


Edina Asian American Alliance to host first festival in honor of AAPI Month (fox9.com) (5.16.23)


Mayor's Minute - May 3, 2023 - City of Edina (5.3.23)


Coalition of Asian American Leaders kicks off AAPI Heritage Month at Capitol | kare11.com (5.1.23).


Where to celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in Minnesota (fox9.com) (4.27.23)


Racial DEI Study Report.Final.docx.pdf - LWVE (4.1.23)

After hate incident, the Edina community took matters into its own hands (12.1.22)

Edina community condemns hate after recent incidents | Education | hometownsource.com (8.3.22)

 

Safety concerns after noose found at Edina Community Center (fox9.com) (7.27.22)

 

Edina Schools says it is investigating hateful writings | Edina | hometownsource.com (7.22.22)

 

Edina Asian American Alliance seeks to uplift community voices | Edina | hometownsource.com (7.21.22)

 

2022 Edina 4th of July Parade - YouTube (7.4.22) 

 

Edina hosts inaugural Juneteenth celebration | Edina | hometownsource.com (6.22.22)

 

Casual racism and the model minority myth: why schools must better serve Asian students – The Southerner (shsoutherner.net) (5.3.22)

 

Backlash against racist video launches EHS student-led walkout – Edina Zephyrus (4.20.22)

 

Edina High School students participate in walkout, share experiences of racism | Edina | hometownsource.com (3.22.22)

 

“If that’s what’s getting recorded, then there’s so much more that isn’t,”: Racist video surfaces at Edina – Edina Zephyrus (3.15.22)

 

Calls For More To Be Done After Racist Video Surfaces At Edina High School - CBS Minnesota (cbsnews.com) (3.12.22)

 

Edina School District officials denounce racist social media video by high school students - StarTribune.com (3.10.22)

 

Edina students caught in racist video, principal says it 'caused harm' | MPR News (3.9.22)

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