Starting on Monday, March 30, 2020 and continuing through the week, BBC will present programs about Paul Robeson, based on five songs he was famous for performing. Click here to hear the programs
The New York Times reports on attacks on Chinese-Americans and other Asian-Americans during the corona virus crisis. “As the coronavirus upends American life, Chinese-Americans face a double threat. Not only are they grappling like everyone else with how to avoid the virus itself, they are also contending with growing racism in the form of verbal and physical attacks. Other Asian-Americans — with families from Korea, Vietnam, the Philippines, Myanmar and other places — are facing threats, too, lumped together with Chinese-Americans by a bigotry that does not know the difference.” To read the article, click here.
The Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council (A3CPON) is hosting a website, STOP AAPI HATE, to submit incident reports. Click here to record a hate incident.
As the opening line of the website says: “Selma Online is more than a history lesson. It’s a call to action to learn about democracy, civil rights, and the need to safeguard voting equality … in every generation.” Created by Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. and the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Teaching Tolerance program and Left Field Labs, the lessons incorporate archival footage and clips from the Ava Duvernay-helmed film, Selma, and connect how the events leading up to the 1965 march impacted modern voting rights. In total, there are nine “chapters” to the project, including an introduction and conclusion. A teacher’s guide can be downloaded from the site. To access the website, click here.
Felice León, producer from the news site The Root, presents a brief history of the reactions to epidemics and pandemics. Click here to view the video.
Decentering Whiteness & Building Multiracial Community, a 3-part live interactive Webinar
Part 1: 4/15/20, Part 2: 4/22/20, Part 3: 4/29/20, Free Zoom tutorial before Part 1. 7:00-9:00PM
To register, click here. Cost: $95. All registrations are final. We are not able to issue refunds for anyone who misses any portion of the workshop.
Take part in a 6-hour live, interactive webinar offered in three 2-hour sessions to explore:
• basic concepts important to a multiracial perspective
• centered and decentered whiteness
• features of whiteness as centered
• decentering these same features of whiteness
• envisioning anti-racist multiracial community
• how to begin building multiracial community
• requirements for building multiracial community
Using the Zoom online videoconferencing platform, the webinar varies between didactic presentation, small group discussion, large group discussion, and slideshow presentations.
Can’t make all 3 dates? No worries! Each session is video-recorded and can be reviewed by registered participants.