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Mentoring Workshop for Asian American Scholar-Educator-Activists

19-21 January 2019
Oakland, CA

SUMMARY: What does it mean for us, as Asian Americans who are committed to anti-oppressive education, to flourish in the field of education? This 3-day workshop is geared for Asian Americans in all career stages and in various educational settings, with particular focus on graduate students and new faculty, staff, and administrators in schools of education. Participants will learn conceptual frameworks and apply them to their own work and lives on such topics as: navigating the academy as Asian Americans; frameworks for anti-oppressive education; the politics of race, intersectionality, and colonialism in colleges of education; publishing and teaching; caring for self and community; and movement building. Please note that this workshop is intended for Asian Americans, and we ask our allies to respect this closed space.


Saturday, January 19
3:00      Welcome Reception
3:30      Opening Session: Orientations
4:30      Session on Naming the Moment for Asian Americans: Race, Intersectionality, and Colonialism in Education
7:30      Dinner (provided) and Activity

Sunday, January 20
8:15      Optional: Guided Meditation
9:00      Session on Five Lenses for Asian American Activism: Anti-Oppressive Education and Movement Building
12:00   Lunch (provided) and Walk & Talk
2:00      Session on Navigating the Academy as Asian Americans: Challenges of and Strategies for Publishing, Teaching, Leading, and Self-Care
5:00      Optional: Activity

Monday, January 21
7:15      Optional: Guided Meditation
8:00      Session on Creating Your Path: Workshopping Action Plans
11:00   Closing Session
11:30   End

VENUE LOCATION, ACCESSIBILITY, AND PARKING: To make this workshop intimate and affordable, we are convening in a spacious and charming meeting room in a residential neighborhood just north of Oakland. Wifi is available; no stairs are required. The venue is 14 miles from the Oakland Airport, and 23 miles from the San Francisco Airport, and can be reached easily by public transportation (BART and then a free bus that drops you off a block away). If you drive, ample free garage parking is available, as is free street parking. Participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from the venue.

WHAT TO BRING: The workshop will be as “green” as possible, so no handouts should be expected. Participants should bring a laptop or writing supplies to take notes during the sessions. Valuables should be left at home, and the organizer and property owner are not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged personal property. 

LODGING: Participants will need to arrange their own lodging. Several nice hotels are within a mile (10-20 minute walk) from the workshop venue, and are currently listed on travel websites at less than $150/night (search for hotels in Emeryville, and choose from the group of hotels near the intersection of Powell and Shellmound).

REGISTRATION AND MEALS: Registration includes access to all sessions, as well as 1 dinner, 1 lunch, and light snacks. Below are two options for registration on a sliding scale. The Discounted Registration rate entails the same workshop experience but at a lower cost, and may be selected by anyone with limited financial resources. Please note that the registration form includes a space to indicate dietary restrictions.

$599     Regular Registration

$499     Discounted Registration (for individuals with limited financial resources)

PAYMENTS: All payments must be submitted at the time of registration, and are non-refundable. Participants may arrive late or leave early, which does not change the registration fees.

LEGAL AGREEMENTS: By registering, you are agreeing to hold Kevin Kumashiro Consulting harmless regarding liability, and also to affirm the indemnity of Kevin Kumashiro Consulting regarding intellectual property.