Each week, we’ll share a variety of videos, articles, webcasts, resources, and more from around the web — all curated by Asia Society Texas Center staff to reflect the broad interests and goals of our mission. In this digest, learn about resources and partner organizations to help supplement learning for students, families, educators, and adults.

Fifty Years of the Voting Acts Right: An Asian American Perspective

Until 1952, U.S. federal policy barred immigrants of Asian descent from becoming U.S. citizens and having access to the vote. Explore this resource created by Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAAJ) in 2015, and interact with a timeline of voting rights for Asian Americans, including barriers that exist today. The AAAJ also posts 2020 general election fact sheets in English, simplified Chinese, traditional Chinese, Japanese, Khmer, and Tagalog.

Learn more about the Voting Rights Act »
Read the AAAJ’s 2015 report »

Teaching Truth to Power: A New Webcast Series by the Center for Global Education

In this new webcast series hosted by the Center for Global Education’s Dr. Anthony Jackson, Teaching Truth to Power looks at the root causes of systemic racism in public education, identifies exactly what it looks like, and empowers educators to do something about it. Using the center’s global competence model as a framework, the discussion series aims to educate teachers and to provide specific tools to use in classrooms to ensure all students are giving equal opportunity to succeed.

Learn about the series »

Ten TED Classroom Resources about Race in America

Teachers often use TED Talks in the classroom to introduce a lesson topic or to frame a student discussion. Here are 10 TED Talks about race in America that teachers may find useful for starting difficult conversations in the classroom.

Learn about the resources »

2020 State Fact Sheets: Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote

From 2012 to 2018, the number of eligible AAPI voters in Texas grew 46 percent. A fifth of the AAPI population in Texas lives in Harris County. Find out more information on the Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) in your state on the Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote website. Fact sheets include number of eligible AAPI voters in each state, total population numbers, ethnic population breakdown, population growth rates, county breakdown based on AAPI population, and more.

Get the fact sheets »

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