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Professional Learning

The Presence and Absence of Asian America: What Truths Lie Beyond the Headlines

Join us for a conversation with Asian American Studies scholar and Asian American and Pacific Islander(AAPI) Research Fellow Dr. Janelle Wong and Facing History and Ourselves’ Jasmine Wong as they discuss current data on, and responses to anti-Asian American discrimination and violence. 

October 20, 2022 | 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm EDT


Cost:  Free
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Single Session

Our single professional learning sessions are designed to easily fit into your day. Typically one hour or less, these sessions explore timely and relevant topics including teaching strategies, current events, and more.


This professional learning event will be led by Facing History staff. When you register, you will receive instructions for how to attend the event.

This event qualifies for A certificate of attendance.

At the conclusion of the webinar, participants can download a certificate of completion for one PD credit hour from the webinar console. Certificates may be submitted for school's or district's approval. Requirements for professional development hours vary by state. It is the participant's responsibility to ensure that they are meeting the requirements of their school, organization, and/or state.

Join us for a conversation with Asian American Studies scholar and Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Research Fellow Dr. Janelle Wong and Facing History and Ourselves’ Jasmine Wong as they examine the problematic absence and present representation of violence against Asian Americans.  

Together they will explore the true stories that history, data, and contemporary primary accounts tell. This webinar will surface several responses from, and implications for schools and organizations seeking to create just responses to the truths beyond the headlines.

This conversation will kick off a series spotlighting industry and educational leaders who are shaping Asian American presence in their fields.

Captioning will be provided during this webinar, which takes place from 8–9 PM ET/7–8 PM CT/6–7 PM MT/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.

This webinar is brought to you in collaboration with the Serica Initiative.


Dr. Janelle Wong, Professor and Writer

Dr. Janelle Wong is Professor, American Studies, Government and Politics, and Asian American Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park. She is the author of Immigrants, Evangelicals and Politics in an Era of Demographic Change, Democracy’s Promise: Immigrants and American Civic Institutions and co-author of two books on Asian American politics. She is also a Senior Research Fellow at AAPI Data where her primary project was the 2022 Asian American Voter Survey. Her research focus is on race, ethnicity, and politics with a focus on immigrant communities, racial attitudes, and political participation.

Jasmine Wong, Associate Program Director, Facing History and Ourselves, Canada

Jasmine Wong is an Associate Program Director with Facing History and Ourselves. She leads resource development, partnerships and professional development on topics ranging from school equity and inclusion, the Holocaust and Residential Schools to current events for educators across Canada. Prior to her work with Facing History and Ourselves, Jasmine worked as a classroom teacher and adult education facilitator in Canada and internationally. She earned her M.A. in Education Policy, Organization and Leadership Studies at Stanford University, and her B.Ed. from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto.

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