K-12 Teacher Training Workshop - 150th Year Commemoration of the Los Angeles Chinatown Massacre

Sunday, October 17, 2021
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (Pacific Time)

This workshop will introduce a lesson developed for KCET’s Lost LA. Throughout the lessons students explore the complexities of race, violence, and vigilante justice in early American Los Angeles. In 1871, the population of Los Angeles was 6,000 people. This diverse population participated in the lynching of nearly 20 Chinese in Los Angeles. 

Why did the Chinese Massacre of 1871 happen? And what does that tell us about early American Los Angeles? That is the question students must answer through watching a segment of of Lost L.A., then reading and analyzing documents to develop their own answer. Participants in this workshop will experience parts of the lesson and will leave with resources that they can use to teach this important and revealing local history in their classrooms.

The workshop will be held via Zoom. A livestream performance commemorating the 1871 Chinatown Massacre will follow immediately after the workshop.

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