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Teachers Workshop

Education Program for Teachers and Life Long Learners

Asian American Identity - At the intersection of Perpetual Foreigner and Pop Culture Trendsetter

Explore Asian American identity and its evolution amid a changing cultural landscape. We delve into historical data, navigate the complexities of Asian American cultures, and consider the impact of historical labels, bias, and issues of appropriation. This workshop aims to foster dialogue, encourage creative expression, and contribute to a more inclusive cultural narrative. Visit our Reference Library Request guide here.

March 6, 2024

November 15, 2023

Media Narratives: Evaluating U.S.-China Headlines

China's rising influence dominates stories about its global engagement in news cycles. It is crucial to examine how journalists report on China and its relationship with the U.S. At times, some media outlets have portrayed China as an exaggerated threat to the welfare and way of life for U.S. residents, exacerbating U.S.-China tensions and yielding a sharp rise in racism. Our panelists offer teachers a framework for understanding news headlines. Visit our Reference LIbrary for additional resources. 

Teaching Asian American Narratives Through Literature

Asian American representation is too often missing from classrooms, but educators can incorporate Asian American perspectives through literature to expand the understanding of challenges that Asian Americans had and continue to face. For resources on how to do this, please visit our Reference Library  for additional resources.

September 27, 2023

June 28, 2023

U.S.-China Relations: Coexistence in a Changing World

The U.S.-China relationship requires a new framework reflecting the countries’ evolving interests. China’s growing economy and global influence demands a shift in its approach while the U.S. must recognize China’s importance and the best way to coexist for a more constructive future. Both nations have competing interests, but there are common issues and bilateral economical benefits. This event covers the countries’ complex history and a path forward. Visit our Reference Library for additional resources.

Asian American Trailblazers in Civil Rights

Asian Americans have long fought for their rights through the courts, winning cases that benefit all Americans today. This event featured a conversation with prominent Asian American activists and reviewed often overlooked landmark civil rights cases fought by Asian Americans, including U.S. v. Wong Kim Ark (1898), which guaranteed birthright citizenship for all.  Visit our Reference Library to learn more.

April 6, 2023

The Making of Asian Americans 

Who are Asian Americans? Where did they come from and why are they here? This workshop

will take you through the histories of migration, the diversities among Asian Americans, and their

various challenges and struggles. This session provides an excellent foundational introduction

to the ethnic studies framework and how it illuminates the social and political histories of Asians

who have made the U.S. their home. Here are more Resources on this topic.

July 30, 2022

Mapping Asian American Identity

The U.S. Census Bureau defines "Asian" as originating from Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent. Our workshop uses maps and art to provoke reflection on Asian identity. How does Asia's vast history and geography impact Asian Americans' lives? Here are more Resources on this topic.

July 30, 2022

July 30, 2022

Asian American Legal Cases that Shaped Civil Rights for All

Asian immigrants arrived in America during the 18th century, navigating a landscape dominated by Black, Brown, and White communities. Despite challenges, Asian Americans have played a vital role in pursuing America's ideal of unity. Their courage in championing equal rights, often in isolation, has benefited the entire nation. This Teachers Workshop will delve into pivotal but lesser-known legal battles initiated by Asian Americans, enriching the foundational understanding of ethnic studies. Here are more Resources on this topic.

China's Past is Aways Present

China has secured its position as a rising superpower: economically, militarily, and politically. Its place in the world order did not happen overnight. We cannot understand China today without paying attention to its changing relationship with the rest of the world. We also cannot make

sense of China’s global posture without a solid understanding of its history and how its leaders

understand and present it to the country’s people.Here are more Resources on this topic.

August 26, 2022

August 6, 2022

China and the World: Beyond the Headlines

China dominates recent headlines due to COVID lockdowns, trade disputes, supply chain issues, and tensions over Taiwan. What is China's global perception amidst these events? The US-China dynamic impacts both nations and the world at large, creating global ripples. Our speaker will discuss China's evolving global position, analyzing headline events alongside interconnected underlying structures. Attendees will gain insights into China's shifting role in the world. Here are more Resources on this topic.

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