Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander Voices in Higher Education Symposium: Keynote Presentation
"From Princeton Classroom to New Jersey State House: AAPI Curriculum, Advocacy, and Legislation"
In this presentation, Dr. Sadaf Jaffer will discuss the importance of teaching Asian American Studies at the K-12 and college level. She will share a story of how she successfully advocated for an AAPI curriculum in New Jersey public schools. Dr. Jaffer bolstered representation for women and minorities in politics as the first Asian American woman and the first Muslim American to serve in the New Jersey Legislature. A transformative leader with 20 years of public engagement, higher education, and government expertise, she is dedicated to mobilizing diverse stakeholders to address the needs of women, minorities, and economically under-resourced communities.
Asian Studies and Asian American Experiences Research Cluster
Jaffer, Sadaf, "Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander Voices in Higher Education Symposium: Keynote Presentation" (2023). Recordings. 2.
This keynote presentation is also part of the Scott Hawkins Lecture Series sponsored by SMU’s Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute, Center for Presidential History, William P. Clements Department of History, and Asian Studies Program.