Pre-Conference Activities

Conference attendees are invited to participate in the following specially-arranged sessions on Friday, April 12:

Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Voices and Stories: Community-based Digital Storytelling (8am – 5 pm; lunch provided) Click here to register.

This hands-on experiential workshop will introduce participants to various aspects of oral history techniques. Elements of the workshop will include: interview questions and techniques for long-term relationship building; facilitating a relationship of trust and mutual benefit with a community partner; the ethics of working with AAPI community partners; dealing with traumatic memories and emotions; and how to both sensitively and productively incorporate digital technologies (such as video, audio, digital archives, etc.) to preserve and share the knowledge, stories, objects, and memories generated through the AAPI Voices and Stories projects. Participants will receive a certificate to acknowledge their training.  

Workshop leaders: 

  • Sophia Geng, Saint Vincent College
  • Gordon Gray, Berea College

Meet the Editors: A Pre-Conference Publication Workshop (afternoon) Click here to register.

Come learn about the academic publication process for both journal articles and books and get advice from editors on publishing your work.

Workshop leaders: 

  • Erin McCarthy and Lisa Trivedi, Editors of the ASIANetwork Book Series with Lever Press
  • Sean Guynes, Acquisitions Editor at Lever Press
  • Ronald Green and Susan Bergeron, Editors of the ASIANetwork Exchange
  • William Masami Hammell, Acquisitions Editor at the University of Pittsburgh Press 

Tour of the Spelman College and Morehouse College Campuses (1 pm – 5 pm)  Click here to register.

Participants will be guided by Spelman and Morehouse students and faculty on a walking tour of these historic HBCU campuses, including a visit to the Martin Luther King, Jr. archives and chapel at Morehouse. Gatherings with campus faculty will be arranged.