Hear Me Out Essay Contest
Communication between immigrant parents and native born children can be very challenging for all parties involved.
How many times one notices that immigrant parents sacrifice time, energy, money, career and many more for the sake of their children, yet the children do not seem to appreciate it? Some of One are all too familiar with the scene when kids say to parents: “You don’t know. You did not grow up here.” Communications between parents and students is crucial to healthy family dynamic and emotional wellness.
CAPA-MC, CCACC, Calvin J. Li Foundation, and UMCP Asian American Studies Program organized workshops and essay contests to enable families to freely share all their stories and thoughts on this communication – funny ones, sad ones, frustrated ones, successful ones, and not so successful ones.
The inaugural “Hear Me Out” essay contest award was held on April 6th.