When the Past Becomes the Future: Teaching the History of Asian America (Virtual)

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Event Details

Dr. Jason Chang will help us to understand more about Asian American history and culture by providing participants with an overview of the various waves of Asian American activism; a constellation of related issues such as the interracial coalition, anti-war sentiment, and pro-refugee efforts; the centrality of education; and building a system of continuous improvement for equitable, just, and liberatory education.


Part of a series based on the NEA's Big Read: The Best We Could Do and in partnership with Eastern CT State University. Learn more here.

Jason Oliver Chang is Associate Professor of History and Asian and Asian American Studies at the University of Connecticut. He also serves as the Director of the Asian and Asian American Studies Institute, and is the President of the Asian American Faculty and Staff Association. He is the author of Chino: Anti-Chinese Racism in Mexico, 1880-1940 published by University of Illinois Press. He also publishes in American Quarterly, the Journal of Asian American Studies, the Pacific Historical Review, the Asian American Literary Review, and the Journal of Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures.

This program may be recorded and shared with the library's social media channels and community partners. Be aware if you turn on your video and/or speak during the program, you may be recorded.


You must provide your email address at registration to receive the Zoom link. Your Registration Confirmation Notice includes the Zoom link for the program. All participants will start with video off and sound muted. No computer/internet at home? Join us over the phone! Call the library for meeting ID and passcode information.

Event Type(s): Adult Program
Age Group(s): Adults
Presenter: Dr. Jason Oliver Chang
Sara Ray

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