Other Upcoming EARC Events
China Book Club: Eating Bitterness by Michelle Dammon Loyalka
Bellingham, WA: Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Join 20 K-12 inservice and preservice teachers to discuss the hopes, struggles, and perserverance of Chinese migrants leaving the countryside and looking for a better life in urban China. Explore global themes such as migration and sustainability and find new resources to help you integrate China into your teaching. Sign up to receive your copy of Eating Bitterness: Stories from the Front Lines of China’s Great Urban Migration and then join colleagues for a discussion about China today led by Tese Wintz Neighbor. She is a seminar leader for the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia and Senior Director of Professional Development for the World Affairs Council, Seattle. Accompanying K-12 resources will provide an avenue to explore the opportunities and challenges facing Chinese today through primary sources and other Common Core-aligned resources.
WHEN: Tuesday June 3, 4:30 – 7:30 pm with dinner provided
WHERE: Wade King Elementary School Library, 2155 Yew Street Rd, Bellingham, WA 98229 (easy parking and easy I-5 access)
REGISTER: The book club event is open to current K-12 inservice and preservice teachers. Together we will read Eating Bitterness: Stories from the Front Lines of China's Great Urban Migration by Michelle Dammon Loyalka, published in 2012 by the University of California Press. Highly readable and vividly descriptive, Eating Bitterness illuminates the daily lives of China's migrant workers through eight short compelling profiles. The registration fee of $10 includes a copy of the book, a light dinner, 4 clock hours, and classroom resources. Register online and mail your check, payable to the University of Washington, to the East Asia Resource Center. This event fills quickly so sign up early. Once you've sent in your payment, a copy of the book will be mailed to you along with a short assignment from book club facilitator Tese Neighbor which will be due in advance of the book club meeting date. This program is sponsored by the East Asia Resource Center and funded by a National Consortium for Teaching about Asia grant from the Freeman Foundation.
Please check the NCTA Seminars and Workshops and EARC Summer Seminars pages for additional opportunities.