October 2019 Newsletter
T4SJ Conference 2019
ESJF held two workshops at the 2019 T4SJ conference on Saturday, October 12. During the morning session, Danielle Dybrro and Christina Tang facilitated a workshop on Medical Atrocities: Unit 731 and the Moral Responsibility of Research, while Erin Hanlon, Sung Sohn, and Christina Tang facilitated a workshop on Sexual Slavery and Sex Trafficking Through the Lens of "Comfort Women" in the afternoon session. Special thanks go to the three SF Bay Area teachers who facilitated the workshops.
We thank all the workshop participants, especially the ones who keep coming back to our workshops year after year! Thank you for your insightful questions, encouraging comments, and great interest in our work. One participant who attended both of our workshops wrote that he’ll commit to teaching these atrocities in his classroom.
We thank all the educators and activists who stopped by our table to learn about what we do or inquire about the Peace Girl Statue, sitting right next to our table at the conference.
Big thank you goes to T4SJ for organizing yet another great conference!
ESJF is excited to release Medical Atrocities in Asia and Medical Ethics, a teacher resource guide that contains lesson plans aligned with the 2017 California H-SS Framework. These lesson plans are written by Danielle Dybbro, Erin Hanlon, and Christina Tang, San Francisco Bay Area teachers committed to teaching sidelined history through inquiry-based methods. ESJF deeply appreciates their dedication to inclusive history.
ESJF also greatly appreciates Redefine Community for their tireless commitment to our educational endeavors and the value they place on marginalized narratives, evidenced in this publication’s chilling and resonant design.
I’m deeply humbled to know that this publication was made possible by your continued support and dedication to addressing and redressing the sidelined history of medical atrocities in Asia and medical ethics.
ESJF coordinates student art exchange program for Chiba Korean Elementary and Middle School in Japan and Mariposa Kids Community Project
ESJF is delighted to announce that we are the coordinators of a student art exchange program for Chiba Korean Elementary and Middle School in Japan and Mariposa Kids Community Project (MKCP), an afterschool enrichment program founded in 2007 in San Francisco. Ten students at MKCP, ranging in ages from 2nd to 5th grade, provided their paintings to ESJF for shipping to Chiba just in time for their 48th annual student art exhibition from October 1 to October 6 in Japan.
These paintings from the Mariposa Kids are part of the week-long exhibition as you can see from the photos above. The students in Chiba will ship their paintings for the 7th annual art show at Mariposa Kids Community Project next spring.