In this webinar, participants will have an opportunity to reflect on AAPI History and discuss the recent rise in hate crimes against the Asian American community and explore opportunities for students to take informed action.
Karen Korematsu, Founder and Executive Director of the Fred Korematsu Institute will provide a historical grounding for our conversation and will then transition into a webinar with invited guests to explore recent current events and legislation that would require Asian American history in Illinois. This webinar is aligned to Theme 1- "Civics Participation" and Theme 3- "We the People" from the Educating for American Democracy Roadmap found at https://www.educatingforamericandemocracy.org/the-roadmap/7themes/
Invited guests include:
Grace Pai, Director of Organizing, Asian Americans Advancing Justice
Representative Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz, co-sponsor of HB0376
Senator Ram Villivalam, co-sponsor of HB0376
Jay Mehta, Teacher, Wheaton North High School
Illinois teachers interested in earning professional development credits must also register through the DuPage ROE using the link below. https://register.dupageroe.org/Public/Courses.aspx?CourseCategory=Educator%27s%20Workshops