Coronavirus-Linked Racism and the Legacy of Yellow Peril

June 11, 2020
Confronting Coronavirus-Linked Racism
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Coronavirus-Linked Racism and the Legacy of Yellow Peril

Join us for a conversation with Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies at San Francisco State University, Russell Jeung, and Professor of Asian American Studies and in the Educational Leadership Program at San Francisco State University, Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales about the surge in anti-Asian racism amid coronavirus. Along with Facing History and Ourselves’ Ken Garcia-Gonzales, a former school administrator with over 14 years of classroom teaching experience, we’ll discuss the legacy of yellow peril and Asian xenophobia in the United States and share stories of resistance and action. 

Captioning will be provided during this webinar, which takes place from 8–9 PM ET/7–8 PM CT/5–6 PM PT. If this time doesn’t work for your schedule, be sure to register and we’ll notify you once the recording is available on our On-Demand Learning Center

You will be eligible to receive one-hour of professional development credit for participation if you actively watch the webinar. At the conclusion of the webinar, you will be able to download a certificate of completion from the webinar console. Check with your school district in advance of the webinar to ensure that the professional development credit is accepted.


About the Presenters

Dr. Russell Jeung is Professor and Chair of Asian American Studies at San Francisco State University. A scholar of race and religion, he's written At Home in Exile: Finding Jesus Among Ancestors and Family Sacrifices: The Worldviews and Ethics of Chinese Americans. With Chinese for Affirmative Action and the Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council, he helped to establish the Stop AAPI Hate center.

Dr. Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales is Professor of Asian American Studies in the College of Ethnic Studies and in the Educational Leadership program at San Francisco State University. In 2001, Tintiangco-Cubales founded Pin@y Educational Partnerships (PEP) which provides Ethnic Studies and Filipina/o/x American Studies courses and projects in San Francisco public schools and has providing a training ground for critical educators who are now serving many cities, schools, and organizations. Dr. Tintiangco-Cubales is also the co-founder of Community Responsive Education (CRE) which is currently working on what people have described as a “game changer,” the development of a national “Youth Wellness Index” to be used to measure whether or not schools provide opportunities for youth to become and continue to be well.

Ken Garcia-Gonzales is a Program Assocate in the Chicago office of Facing History and Ourselves. Ken has over twenty-five years of experience in public, private and international schools, as well as in the education not-for-profit sector, including fourteen years as a classroom teacher and school administrator.  He has taught ethnic studies and Asian American history at Berkeley High School and at the Urban School of San Francisco, where he was the Dean of Multicultural Life.  During his time at KQED Public Television in San Francisco, he developed curriculum for over forty PBS films.  Prior to joining Facing History, Ken was the lead administrator of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the University of Chicago, Laboratory Schools.  He graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz with a BA in American Studies with a concentration in Ethnic Studies and has an MA in Teaching from the New College of California. 

June 11, 2020
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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