We have had an exciting summer here at Pacific Atrocities Education! A few of our summer projects include Japan’s Miracle Economic Boom after WW2, Vietnamese Famine During WW2, and The Forgotten Chinese Expedition in Burma. We have also revamped our website, merchandise page, as well as launching Boba Talk!
Talk from Survivor- Jean B. Chan
Jean B. Chan is a retired mathematics professor at Sonoma State University. She was an early member of the Rape of Nanking Redress Coalition. She had worked tirelessly to include a memorial for the Asian holocaust in Sonoma’s Holocaust and Genocide Memorial Grove. She shared the story of losing a brother from starvation and inadequate medical care during the Japanese Imperial Military invasion of China in WW2.
Workshop from ESJF
Education for Social Justice Foundation presented “Comfort Women” History and Issues.
Workshop with Facing History’s Brian Fong
We participated in discussion and discourse surrounding the topic of remembering history. We were faced with questions like “How do you decide who is responsible for these atrocities?”, “How do we commemorate and memorialize these atrocities?”, and “How do we move forward in today’s world without forgetting history?”.
Professional Shadowing Day:
Our interns also shadowed Dwayne McDaniel, Developer Advocate at Pantheon Systems, Julie Soo, Commissioner on the San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women, Enforcement Bureau for California Department of Insurance, and Judge Lillian Sing, retired at SF Superior Court’s Collaborative Court for professional development.