WELCOME TO THE ASIAN EDUCATORS ALLIANCE
The Asian Educators Alliance (AsEA) is an Asian affinity organization committed to creating opportunities for Asian Pacific Islander South Asian (APISA) teachers and school staff to meet and network together. AsEA is committed to identify challenges they face as APISA educators, discuss strategies to address these challenges, build mentoring structures, and share ways to support APISA families at our schools.
AsEA Conference 2023
The aim of this year’s conference is to critique, disrupt, and dismantle these and other myths by discussing how we make waves and rock the boat as Asians.
April 15th-16th, 2023
St. Margaret's Episcopal School
San Juan Capistrano, CA
2023 Keynote Speakers
Phil Yu is a Peabody Award-winning writer, speaker and host best known as the creator of Angry Asian Man, one of the most widely read and longest-running independent websites covering news, culture and perspectives from the Asian American community. He is co-author of the New York Times Best Seller book RISE: A Pop History of Asian America From the Nineties to Now (with Jeff Yang and Philip Wang).
The Washington Post calls Angry Asian Man "a daily must-read for the media-savvy, socially conscious, pop-cultured Asian American." Mixing humor with criticism, Phil's commentary has been featured and quoted in the New York Times, National Public Radio, CNN, MSNBC, Wall Street Journal, BuzzFeed, Entertainment Weekly and more.
Phil is co-host of the podcast They Call Us Bruce, "an unfiltered conversation on what's happening in Asian America"; host/producer of All The Asians On Star Trek, the podcast in which he interviews all the Asians on Star Trek; and founding host/executive producer of the Korean Drama Podcast, "the K-Drama rewatch podcast by (and for) people who don't watch Korean dramas."
Dr. Liza Talusan is an educator, speaker, leader, writer, leadership coach and parent. With over 25 years of experience in PreK-20 education, Liza is an engaging facilitator in conversations about diversity, anti-racism, bias, privilege and power and creates environments that allow for people to discuss these difficult topics openly. Through her direct work with organizational leaders, staff, students, teachers, and communities, Liza empowers individuals to create a more inclusive organization, environment, community and team.
Liza is the recipient of numerous awards including "Best 40 Under 40"; NASPA Region I Mid-Level Professional Award; NASPA APIKC VIP Award; Asian Women for Health's Peer Leader Award; Promise in Action Mentoring Nominee; Network for Equity, Excellence in Education Award; the REAPA (AERA) Dissertation of the Year Award; the Harriet Buescher Lawrence Prize from Connecticut College; and a number of institutional grants.
Liza's cumulative research interests include the experiences of historically underrepresented and excluded populations; Asian American and Pacific Islander issues; socialization to graduate programs; navigating academic parenthood; cross-racial solidarity movements; recognizing and reducing unconscious bias; and the impact of federal financial aid policies. Liza's dissertation, "The Formation of Scholars: Critical Narratives of Asian American and Pacific Islander Doctoral Students in Higher Education" is available on ProQuest. Her new book “The Identity Conscious Educator: Building habits and skills for more inclusive schools” is published by Solution Tree Press and available at all bookstores.