Webinar recording now available: Connecting Asian American History and Anti-Asian Racism

Mission US was part of this recent webinar, which comes at a particularly challenging time in contemporary American life. With content for elementary, middle, and high school teachers, along with resources for principals, school librarians and curriculum leaders, the presentation featured media and specially developed lesson plans from Mission US: Prisoner in My Homeland, the PBS Asian Americans series, Unladylike2020, and other PBS and WNET-produced materials to help teachers answer students’ questions and contextualize current events through a broader understanding of Asian American history.

The presenters share strategies and approaches for framing conversations, using writing prompts and encouraging civil discourse and critical thinking about anti-Asian racism.

Presented by Cathlin Goulding, Ed.D., Co-Director, YURI: An Asian American Education Project, and Teacher, Adolescent Social Studies Program, City University of New York; Freda Lin, Co-Director, YURI: An Asian American Education Project; and Kristina Kirtley, Senior Producer, Content and Youth Engagement, WNET New York Public Media.