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Acceptance: An Immigrant Story of Identity


June shares his Asian American experience with his audience in the heartfelt presentation “Acceptance.” June Chang addresses his multicultural upbringing and reflects on self-identity, stereotyping, fear of being different, and the concepts of self and social awareness. He concludes his inspirational message with the uplifting vision that we can endeavor to all come together as we share who we are with the world.

Join us for this immersive and thought-provoking workshop, "Acceptance: An Immigrant Story of Identity," as we delve into June's captivating story and his pursuit of acceptance, belonging, and self-discovery.

Workshop Highlights:

  1. Unveiling the Immigrant Narrative: Delve into the multifaceted story as June shares his experiences of his multicultural upbringing and reflects on self-identity, stereotyping, fear of being different, and the concepts of self and social awareness

  2. Navigating Identity Shifts: Explore the intricate process of identity transformation that immigrants often undergo. Understand the challenges of reconciling one's heritage with the need to assimilate into a new culture.

  3. Cultural Dialogues and Exchanges: Engage in open discussions that bridge cultural divides. Experience the power of shared stories to foster empathy, understanding, and connection among participants.

  4. Artistic Expressions of Identity: Witness the dynamic ways in which immigrants channel their emotions and experiences into artistic forms, such as literature, visual arts, music, and more.

  5. Workshop Activities: Participate in interactive activities designed to encourage self-reflection, empathy, and open dialogue. These activities will foster a deeper appreciation for the immigrant experience.

  6. Creating Inclusive Communities: Discuss ways to build inclusive societies that embrace and celebrate diversity, while fostering a sense of unity and understanding among people from all walks of life.

  7. Inspiration for Change: Conclude the workshop with a call to action, encouraging participants to contribute to positive change by promoting acceptance, understanding, and empathy within their communities.

By the end of the "Acceptance: An Immigrant Story of Identity" workshop, participants will have gained a deeper appreciation for the challenges and triumphs that immigrants face as they navigate identity, culture, and acceptance. This experiential journey will inspire compassion and ignite conversations that contribute to building a more harmonious and interconnected world. Join us as we embark on this enriching exploration of human stories, cultures, and the universal pursuit of belonging.

Audience: All Grade PK-12 Educators
Instructor: June Chang, TMI Education Lead Consultant
Delivery Format: Virtual
Date/Times: January 23, 2024; 9 AM-12 PM

About Your Instructor 

June Chang is a lifelong educator, retired Superintendent, consultant, and motivational speaker. He is currently Manager of Strategic Partnerships for Anaconda, Inc., where he leads strategic partnerships across Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data Science, and OSS Community with some of the world’s top tech companies on the Fortune 100 list.

June holds a BA in English Literature from Rutgers University, an MA in Educational Leadership and Administration from St. Peter’s University, and an MBA from Columbia Business School.

Payment Methods and Cancellation/Refund Policy: Payment can be made by purchase order (PO) or check to TMI Education, LLC. Please mail all correspondence, including purchase orders, checks and agreements to TMI Education – PLC Division at PO Box 922, Madison, NJ 07940. If you are unable to attend a program for which you have registered, email the TMI PLC at [email protected] or call seven (7) days prior to the program to request a refund. No refunds will be granted unless notification is provided within this time frame. TMI Education reserves the right to cancel events for any reason, including inclement weather and instructor illness. If TMI Education makes the decision to cancel a workshop, we will use the EMAIL contact information you have provided to us to inform you. In addition, we will post the announcement of cancellation on the respective TMI Education website event page. If TMI Education cancels, participants will be provided a choice of:

  • a full refund;
  • transfer to another, upcoming workshop date and location (space permitting); or
  • credit toward a future workshop. (Please note that all credits expire one (1) year from the date that they are issued.)

Video-Recorded Virtual (Zoom) Sessions and Tips to Maintain your Privacy during a Recorded Session:  As an added value, all virtually-delivered programs are video recorded and accessible to our workshop registrants and Professional Learning Consortium Members subsequent to the session. Therefore, each virtually-delivered workshop and webinar will now have Zoom’s Recording Disclaimer enabled by default. With this feature, attendees will receive a notification when a recording starts or if they join a session that is already being recorded. The participant can then consent to stay in the session and be recorded or choose to leave the session altogether.

Tips to Maintain your Privacy during a Virtually-Delivered Session: Actively engaging in Zoom sessions is important. Participants may have concerns, however, of a Zoom session recording capturing their participation. Meeting hosts or instructors are taking steps to minimize this concern. In addition to the consent, participants can also use the following steps and features to take control of what is shared when a session is being recorded.

  • Change your participant name displayed in Zoom (e.g. only use your first name, replace your name)
  • Disable your video
  • Mute your audio
  • Do not communicate via the chat feature
  • Do not upload an identifiable profile photo

Please refer to Zoom’s Attendee Controls for more information on how to use these features.



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