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Current Events in Context: Connecting Asian American History and Anti-Asian Racism

Thursday, April 8, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT

Current Events in Context: Connecting Asian American History and 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

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This recorded presentation 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, this edWebinar uses media and specially developed lesson plans from WNET’s Mission US interactive game 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.

This recorded edWebinar will be of interest to teachers, librarians, and school leaders of the elementary through high school levels.

 

Cathlin GouldingAbout the Presenters

Cathlin Goulding, Ed.D. is the co-director of YURI: An Asian American Education Project. As the daughter and granddaughter of Japanese Americans incarcerated during World War II, the history and reverberations of the camps are key areas of her research, curriculum work, and writing. She teaches in the Adolescent Social Studies program at the City University of New York and lives in Queens.

 

Freda LinFreda Lin is the co-director of YURI: An Asian American Education Project and creates educational resources through an Asian American lens. This work focuses on developing curricula, youth workshops, and professional learning for organizations and K-12 schools. Her professional goal to transform people’s perspectives on marginalized stories began as an undergraduate of Northwestern University, where she led a campus-wide, community-supported movement for an Asian American Studies program. Freda was a history and leadership teacher in Chicago and San Francisco Bay Area middle and high schools, where she implemented new curricula and diversity programs to support more equitable schooling. After leaving the teaching field, she consulted with UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project on teacher coaching, curricula and grants research with the Center for Asian American Media, and social movement history tours with Freedom Lifted. Freda also served as the education program director of the nonprofit organization, the Fred T. Korematsu Institute, where she designed and implemented new projects and programming.

 

Kristina KirtleyKristina Kirtley is a senior producer in kids’ media and education at WNET New York Public Media, New York’s flagship PBS station. She creates education resources for PBS LearningMedia and manages outreach to support WNET productions like Mission US, American Masters, and Films BYkids. She also leads WNET’s Youth Collective, a youth media and engagement initiative that aims to amplify youth voice and provide a platform for young people to engage in the important work of building a more ethical world. Previously, Kristina worked for eight years as a project manager at International Cinema Education, an NGO at the United Nations that uses film to teach students about global issues, and she also taught high school English for five years in the Bronx as part of the New York City Teaching Fellows Program. Kristina holds a BA in English from Stanford University and MA in education from City College.

 

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