Racial and Social Justice in East & Southeast Asia


August 4 & 11, 2021

7:00pm - 10:15pm (Eastern Time)

Learn critical background content on racial and social justice issues in the news headlines from East and Southeast Asia. Topics will include the treatment of racial minorities and indigenous peoples, feminism and the Me Too! movement, religious and political issues, and more. 


Engage in comparative discussions of the ways that minorities in China and Japan and womenin South Korea have responded to discrimination with the ways that minorities and women have addressed similar challenges in the United States.


Discuss pedagogical strategies, resources, and innovative approaches to teaching this material in middle school and high school classrooms with fellow teachers from across the country as well as with scholars who are experts in their fields.

To register, please apply at bit.ly/2VFMKXV


Mini-Course Schedule
August 4th
Roderick Wilson, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Japan and the Myth of Racial Homogeneity
Anat Schwartz, University of California, Irvine
Feminism, K-Pop, and the #Me Too Movement in South Korea
Will Womack, University of Alabama at Birmingham
The Rohingya and Political Protests in Myanmar
August 11th
Catherine Ryu, Michigan State University
Sexual Minorities in Contemporary Japan: Designing a Learning Module of Media Representations of Transgender People
Benno Weiner, Carnegie Mellon University
Fifty-five Plus One: Ethnic Minorities and the Afterlives of Empire in China
Ethan Segal, Michigan State University
Asia and Anti-Asian Hate Crimes in the United States

Space is limited. Program will be conducted via Zoom; link provided toaccepted applicants.


All K-12 Educators will receive Certificates of Completion for attending the entire program. Pennsylvania educators will receive Act 48 hours. Michigan educators will receive SCECH hours. 

The first 30 registered, accepted educators who complete the full six-hour course may receive a $10 Amazon gift card.


To register, please apply at bit.ly/2VFMKXV



Racial and Social Justice in East & Southeast Asia
Wednesday, August 4, 2021 - 19:00
Online Mini Course
Event Location: 
Online via Zoom