They Called Us Enemy

5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Event Status
As Scheduled
Global Issues Through Literature Educator Workshop
English PhD student Sophia Pan at the University of Florida

In the fourth installment of the Global Issues Through Literature Series (GILS), educators will convene to discuss George Takei's They Called Us Enemy, a full-graphic novel about Japanese individuals in relocation centers after President Roosevelt's 1942 order. They Called Us Enemy is Takei's firsthand account of those years behind barbed wire, the terrors and small joys of childhood in the shadow of legalized racism, his mother’s hard choices, his father’s tested faith in democracy, and the way those experiences planted the seeds for his astonishing future.
GILS is a reading group for K-16 educators to literary texts from a global perspective. Content specialists present the work and its context, and participants brainstorm innovative pedagogical practices for incorporating the text and its themes into the curriculum. This year’s theme is Graphic Novels in Global Context: Social Justice Through Illustration and Text. See registration for more information!

Hybrid event
4217 Posvar Hall
Event Type
Teacher Training
Contact Email
Add to My Calendar