UCI conference to spotlight teaching of Asian American studies in K-12 curriculum

Citing increases in anti-Asian hate crimes and incidents in Orange County and across the country, UC Irvine is hosting a conference to equip K-12 teachers with training and resources designed to integrate Asian American studies into school curriculum. 

Presented by UCI’s Center for Educational Partnerships and the UCI Teacher Academy, the first-ever Teaching for Justice Conference will be held online on Friday, April 29 and in-person the following Saturday, April 30. Both sessions will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and require advance registration.

Organizers say content for the conference was developed by scholars, educators, archivists and local and national Asian American leaders following nearly a year of conversations and collaborations among Orange County educators, UCI faculty and staff, and education experts from across the state.

According to the Teaching for Justice website, the April event will specifically examine what teaching Asian American studies looks like in practice, and it will share resources to support the work of educators.

The cost to attend the online portion is $25, and the cost to attend the in-person session at the UCI Student Center is $125. 

All in-person events will be held in accordance with current COVID-19 guidelines, and breakfast and lunch will be provided.

For more information, visit the Teaching for Justice Conference website.