Addressing Anti-Asian Racism and Stereotypes through Educational Materials | Newberry

Addressing Anti-Asian Racism and Stereotypes through Educational Materials

Thursday, October 21, 2021

3:30-5pm

Virtual

Andrea Kim Neighbors, Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center
Newberry Teachers' Consortium

This session will introduce participants to educational resources, created by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, that address anti-Asian racism and stereotypes, solidarity movements in US history, and why the term “Asian Pacific American” is so complicated. This session will also include a historical overview of Asian Pacific American narratives and stories, and current data showing the growth of Asian American communities across the country. As Illinois becomes the first state in the country to mandate Asian American history in public schools, there will be time for a discussion about educator needs with regards to the mandate. Participants will have access to usable resources that will help educators succeed in building a more nuanced understanding of Asian American histories and stories in the classroom.

Cost and Registration Information 

Registration for all NTC seminars opens Friday, September 10, 2021 at 8 a.m. (Central Time). Registration instructions and pricing information can be found here. Once open, registration for this seminar will be available through this link. For more information about NTC purchases, please contact Cate Harriman, Teacher & Student Programs Coordinator, at harrimanc@newberry.org.

A link to the assigned pre-readings for the seminars, as well as instructions for accessing virtual seminars, will be distributed to participants via email.

If you believe you are registered for this seminar but have not received an email confirmation or reminder, please contact Teacher Programs staff at teacherprograms@newberry.org.