In this online history course, you will develop a greater understanding of Asian American history and identities, explore the problematic history of anti-Asian discrimination in the US, and develop skill sets to address anti-Asian hate and violence in your community. This course is targeted at those interested in Asian American history and Anti-Racism, but also any learner interested in creating more inclusive communities for AAPI Americans and stopping racism, hate, and violence in their community.  

Drawing from a diverse range of Asian American experiences, this course will utilize a variety of course-specific and open-source materials and activities that include facilitated conversations, interviews, videos, articles, podcasts, and art to guide you through 3 weekly modules. Week 1 focuses on the history of Asian American cultures and identities in the US. Week 2 tightens this lens to examine contextual examples of anti-Asian racism in US history and culture as well as artists, activists, and communities who have actively resisted Anti-Asian violence. Week 3 explores examples of Asian American activism and anti-racism using a humanities-centered approach and encourages you to think about ways to deploy the skills developed throughout the course in your own communities and lives. During the course, you will have the opportunity to complete self-guided reflections and responses to course material that will develop your knowledge of anti-racist practices and active bystander intervention. You will be encouraged to take the knowledge and skills gained from the course into your communities.

By completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Define anti-asian racism and its history in the US
  • Recognize the diversity of AAPI cultures, perspectives, and experiences
  • Identify bias, discrimination, and racism in various spaces
  • Develop a skill set for responding to anti-asian racism

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