Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

Episode 4: Generation Rising

During a time of the war and social tumult, a young generation fights for equality both in the fields and on campuses to claim a culture and new identity of their own: Asian Americans. The aftermath of the Vietnam War introduces new immigrants and refugees who further expand the definition of who is Asian American.

Lesson Plan
Grades 9-12
Subject: English Language Arts, U.S. History
This lesson explores some of the ways in which Asian Americans in the military experienced the war in Vietnam and the ways they negotiated their identities with being seen by both sides as “foreign invaders.”

Grades 7-12
Subject: English Language Arts, U.S. History
This lesson focuses on the birth of Ethnic Studies through the two longest student strikes in the country’s history, led by youth of color forming the Third World Liberation Front (TWLF) at San Francisco State University and University of California, Berkeley.

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