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“How Come I Didn’t Know? The Forgotten History of Asian Americans and Advocacy for Inclusive Education”

April 27, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Award-winning author and historian Erika Lee will present a keynote address about the urgent need for Asian American history in our classrooms.

After the lecture, Associate Professor of Communication Studies Yifeng Hu will moderate a panel discussion with Lee and Sima Kumar, a New Jersey teacher and education advocate. The panel will focus on consequences of erasing Asian American stories in curriculum and media, various grassroots efforts to change the status quo, and how to prepare the next generation to be inclusive and culturally competent citizens of the U.S.

Copies of Lee’s “The Making of Asian America” will be raffled throughout the event, and a book signing for prize recipients will follow.

The College of New Jersey (TCNJ), Ernest E. Mayo Concert Hall.


The College of New Jersey
2000 Pennington Rd.
Ewing, NJ 08628 United States
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