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Teaching Primary Sources: Youth as Changemakers

June 29, 2021 - July 1, 2021

June 29 – July 1, 2021
10:00 am – 12:30 pm online

This workshop is for US History and Ethnic Studies teachers (3rd, 4th, 5th, 8th, 11th, 12th Grades) & Ethnic Studies Teachers.

Join us June 28, 29, and 30 to explore the ways that youth have participated and led in making change in our contemporary society. This program, offered with support from the Library of Congress, and led by the UCI History Project and UCLA History and Geography Project, explores the history of activism by youth in the United States. The workshop will feature talks from historians and opportunities to delve into the many resources of the Library of Congress’s Teaching with Primary Sources website.

We will meet daily 10:00-12:30 via Zoom and also have opportunities to implement with asynchronous assignments, including time for incorporating workshop learnings as part of lesson development. UCI Extension Credit is available.

Topics & Guest Speakers

AAPI Activism from 1885 to the Yellow Power Movement

Karen Umemoto
Department of Urban Planning and Asian American Studies, UCLA

Author of Jacked Up and Unjust: Pacific Islander Teens Confront Violent Legacies and The Truce: Lessons from an LA Gang War

Resistance to Police Brutality in 1980s & 1990s Los Angeles

Felicia Viator
Department of History, San Francisco State University

Author of To Live and Defy in LA: How Gangsta Rap Changed America

Sustaining Culture & Community History as Activism & Resistance

Floridalma Boj Lopez
Department of Chicana/o and Central American Studies, UCLA

Author of Weaving That Rupture: The Possibility of Contesting Settler Colonialism Through Cultura Retention Among the Maya Diaspora

Sustaining Culture & Community History as Activism & Resistance

Emily Grijalva
Restorative Justice & Community School Coordinator and proud GSA advisor at Mendez High School in Boyle Heights

Board Chair of Las Fotos Project: Las Fotos Project is a community-based nonprofit organization that inspires teenage girls through photography, mentorship, and self-expression.


June 29, 2021
July 1, 2021
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