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Anti-racist educator, speaker, poet, and researcher Tony DelaRosa to lead discussion on teaching intersectional Hmong and Asian American education tonight

Clockwise from left: Nicole Louie, Tony DelaRosa, Chundou Her, and Miso Kwak (Photos provided)

Anti-racist educator, speaker, poet, and researcher Tony DelaRosa just recently made it onto Madison365’s “Wisconsin’s 40 Most Influential Asian American Leaders” list earlier this year, and he is continuing to press forward in the work that landed him on that list with an event tonight held through the support of sponsors in the UW-Madison Curriculum and Instruction Department, the AAPI Coalition of Wisconsin, and UW-Madison Division of Diversity, Equity, and Educational Advancement.

 “Combating Omission: Teaching Intersectional Hmong & Asian American Education” will take place from 5-7 p.m. in room 220 of the Teacher Education Building, 225 N. Mills Street in Madison. DelaRosa will be joined by Nicole Louie, associate professor in curriculum and instruction, as well as curriculum and instruction department Ph.D. student Chundou Her and special education Ph.D. student Miso Kwak. The foursome will discuss their work in the context of teaching Asian American history through an intersectional lens.     

DelaRosa is an award-winning Filipino American who earned a bachelor of arts degree in Asian Studies at the University of Cincinnati and a master’s of education degree from Harvard University before coming to pursue a Ph.D. in education leadership and policy analysis here at UW-Madison. Topics of discussion will also be pulled from DelaRosa’s recent book, “Teaching the Invisible Race: Embodying a Pro-Asian American Lens in Schools,” and participants will be able to receive a signed copy of the book at the event while supplies last. 

There is no cost to attend, and the event will start off with a short lecture by DelaRosa before moving on to moderate a panel discussion including Louie, Her, and Kwak. To learn more about the event and to register, visit the link here.