Sunday, October 31, 2021

Understanding media literacy and the role of local journalists - PBS NewsHour Classroom

VIDEO of Speaking at PBS NewsHour Classroom Extra on Wed: 10/27/2021
In celebration of Media Literacy Week, NewsHour Classroom hosted its Educator Voice Zoom series with Frances Kai-Hwa Wang, one of the NewsHour’s newest community correspondents, and Liz Ramos, history teacher at Alta Loma High School in Rancho Cucomonga, Calif., and curriculum writer for Classroom’s Journalism in Action website.

The PBS conversation was hosted by Sari Beth Rosenberg, NYC public school history teacher, and was attended by dozens of educators across the country.

The conversation focused on the role of journalism in the past up to the present and Classroom’s Journalism in Action: Civic Engagement and Primary Sources Through Key Moments in History, a fun, interactive website based on resources from the Library of Congress. (We are looking for teacher testers for the site. Choose one of the activities, tell us how it went with your students, and we’ll send you a $50 VISA gift card. Email for more information.)

You can watch the full discussion, or summary highlights below.

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Speaking on PBS NewsHour Classroom for Media Literacy Week

Speaking with teachers on PBS NewsHour EXTRA Wednesday 10/27 7pm zoom on how I accidentally became a journalist and media literacy tips

Friday, October 22, 2021

1990 Institute Newsletter Vol 1 Issue 19 How will ethnic studies and Asian American studies affect my child?

1990 Institute Newsletter Vol 1 Issue 19 Oct 22, 2021 asks How will ethnic studies and Asian American studies affect my child?
When my son, who we all call Little Brother, was in fifth or sixth grade, he was having trouble getting his homework done. So in order to get him to sit at a desk where I could keep an eye on him, I started taking him with me to the evening class that I was team teaching at the University of Michigan. I thought that I could just park him at the back of the classroom with his math book and papers, and he could quietly work on his homework without disturbing anybody. It never occurred to me that he would find an upper division university course on Asian American and Pacific Islander civil rights interesting.

Thursday, October 21, 2021

How ‘segregation, disinvestment, and concentrated poverty’ preceded lead troubles in Benton Harbor | PBS NewsHour

My article for PBS NewsHour on Benton Harbor and lead in the drinking water
BENTON HARBOR, Mich. — Two bridges stretch across the winding St. Joseph River to connect the Twin Cities, or the Little Twin Cities, of Benton Harbor and St. Joseph in southwestern Michigan.

From the Benton Harbor side, one bridge leads to the hospital that serves all the people in these two communities, where in the past, Black residents have complained of disparate treatment.

The other bridge leads to the jail. 
How ‘segregation, disinvestment, and concentrated poverty’ preceded lead troubles in Benton Harbor | PBS NewsHour

Monday, October 11, 2021

Sikh Americans push for greater visibility, awareness against years of hate crimes, misunderstanding | PBS NewsHour

My article for PBS NewsHour re the Sikh American community and history of activism
“When I went back to work, people in passing cars on highways rolled down their windows to yell at me and flip me off,” Singh said. “Out on the streets, people gave me angry and anxious looks. It was almost everyone. Women, men, white, black, young and old. It was one of the most unsettling times of my life.”

Thursday, October 7, 2021

October 6, 2021 – PBS NewsHour full episode | PBS NewsHour

They showed a picture of my article on the broadcast last night, it's only like 3 seconds at the 53:41 mark, but still fun to see...

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

The only Arab American museum in the nation is ‘much more than a building’ | PBS NewsHour

My article for PBS NewsHour about the Arab American National Museum 
“It’s vital that our young generation grow up with the knowledge that they are an integral part of this great American mosaic and be proud of the fact that their ancestors have contributed extensively to the formation of our modern-day society,”

and on Canvas Arts too!