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Professional Learning

The Presence and Absence of Asian America: What Truths Lie Beyond the Headlines

This webinar with Asian American Studies scholar and Asian American and Pacific Islander(AAPI) Research Fellow Dr. Janelle Wong and Facing History and Ourselves’ Jasmine Wong covered data on, and responses to anti-Asian American discrimination and violence. 

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This webinar with Asian American Studies scholar and Asian American and Pacific Islander(AAPI) Research Fellow Dr. Janelle Wong and Facing History and Ourselves’ Jasmine Wong covered data on, and responses to anti-Asian American discrimination and violence. 

Presenters explored the true stories that history, data, and contemporary primary accounts tell. This webinar surfaced several responses from, and implications for schools and organizations seeking to create just responses to the truths beyond the headlines.

This webinar is brought to you in collaboration with the Serica Initiative.

Presenters

Dr. Janelle Wong, Professor and Writer

Dr. Janelle Wong is Professor, American Studies, Government and Politics, and Asian American Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park. She is the author of Immigrants, Evangelicals and Politics in an Era of Demographic Change, Democracy’s Promise: Immigrants and American Civic Institutions and co-author of two books on Asian American politics. She is also a Senior Research Fellow at AAPI Data where her primary project was the 2022 Asian American Voter Survey. Her research focus is on race, ethnicity, and politics with a focus on immigrant communities, racial attitudes, and political participation.

Jasmine Wong, Associate Program Director, Facing History and Ourselves, Canada

Jasmine Wong is an Associate Program Director with Facing History and Ourselves. She leads resource development, partnerships and professional development on topics ranging from school equity and inclusion, the Holocaust and Residential Schools to current events for educators across Canada. Prior to her work with Facing History and Ourselves, Jasmine worked as a classroom teacher and adult education facilitator in Canada and internationally. She earned her M.A. in Education Policy, Organization and Leadership Studies at Stanford University, and her B.Ed. from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto.

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