4th annual asea conference: awareness to action

Heads up, some information on an upcoming conference for Asian American educators... next month, Asian Educators Alliance presents the Fourth Annual AsEA Conference: Awareness to Action, happening April 18-19 at Chinese American International School and International High School in San Francisco. Here's a little blurb about it:
United under the theme "Awareness To Action," the Asian Educators Alliance invites you to the 4th annual AsEA National Conference. This year's Conference will take place on April 18 – 19 at the Chinese-American International School in San Francisco. We are honored to have as our confirmed speakers at the conference:

- Yul Kwon - winner of CBS' Survivor: Cook Islands. He has worked to raise awareness on issues for Asian Americans
- Michael Omi – professor at UC Berkeley's Ethnic Studies Department whose work includes race theory, Asian American studies, and antiracist scholarship.
- Anisha Desai – executive director of the Women of Color Resource Center
- Katherine Dinh - Head of School at Prospect Sierra School (K-8 independent school in El Cerrito, CA)
- Ling Chi Wang - distinguished scholar and activist on Asian American issues and coordinator of the Asian American studies program at the UC Berkeley

Founded in 2004, the Asian Educators Alliance (AsEA) is an affinity organization that provides support and outreach for self-identified Asian and Asian Pacific Islander (API) educators.

The Asian Educators Alliance 2008 National Conference is by and for API educators. We welcome all self-identified API colleagues in independent, charter, and public schools and current API graduate students or professionals in the field of education. While we appreciate and honor the support of our non-API allies, we ask that they respect our intentions for this space. As an alternative method of support, we encourage our allies to help in publicizing this event to their API colleagues.
Looks like the event is going to be a really great opportunity for community dialogue, support and professional development for API educators, with some really distinguished speakers in attendance. Good stuff. For information on the conference, follow the link here.

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