Teaching for Justice Conference: A Spotlight On Teaching Asian American Studies Across the Curriculum

Friday, April 29, 2022 (Online) to Saturday, April 30, 20022 (In-Person)


Info: https://sites.google.com/view/teachingforjusticeconference/home


Teaching for Justice is a two-day conference intended for K-12 educators and those interested in integrating the principles of Asian American Studies into their professional work.


The racial reckoning sweeping the nation, COVID-19-related xenophobia and violence aimed at Asian American and Pacific Islander communities, and the disproportionate impact of the pandemic on BIPOC communities have accelerated the urgency and necessity of ethnic studies in schools. For social justice to be integrated and sustained in public education, we must build local partnerships that empower and prepare teachers to implement Asian American Studies in the classroom. After nearly a year of conversations and collaborations between K-12 educators in Orange County, faculty and staff at UC Irvine, and education experts across California, we formally invite you to be in community with us over the course of a two-day conference for K-12 educators and all stakeholders interested in establishing, strengthening, and expanding Asian American classroom instruction.


The following are guiding conference questions for consideration:



The first day will be virtual and open to all. We will provide an introduction to Asian American Studies, as well as spotlight resources and advocacy efforts for and by Asian American and Pacific Islanders.


The second day will be in-person on the UC Irvine campus. Intended for K-12 teachers in Orange County, we will highlight how to integrate Asian American Studies into the K-12 classroom.