The first group meets on February 2nd, 2023!

Hidden No More is an original eight-session course that illuminates how Asian Americans are authors of both their own stories and the broader American story. Whether you're an Asian American or a non-Asian ally, we invite you to journey through the history of Asian America together! 

In this course we’ll witness how the experiences of Asian immigrants, exiles, and refugees have been shaped by U.S. global policies across time and identify the unique pressures and presumptions placed upon Asians once here - as not really American, frequently invisible, sometimes a “model," but often threatening. We'll focus primarily on events since the 1960s, as mass Asian immigration and the post-9/11 U.S. War on Terror have significantly reshaped Asian American demographics and place in society. Throughout the whole course, we’ll explore the very idea of “Asian America” as a movement for equality and solidarity with other people of color.  This course is open to people of all racial and ethnic identities. 

Course Logistics

Each week, participants watch one video on their own and then gather in discussion groups to debrief.

For the Winter 2023 session, Highrock Online will host an online discussion group via Zoom on Thursday nights for eight sessions beginning February 2nd, 2023.
The course materials and videos will be available to participants from Sunday, January 29th through the week of Sunday, March 26th.

Cost & Scholarships

The cost of the course is $100 and scholarships are available. In addition, a special rate is available for Highrock small groups taking the course together. If you need a scholarship or special rate, please contact Greg Hsu at gregh@highrock.org before registering for the class.

Course Materials

Please note, all videos are password-protected and available only to actively-registered participants.

Discussion Guides
Syllabus & Speaker Schedule

Course Roadmap

  • Session 1: 1882: Chinese Exclusion and the Anti-Chinese Movement // Kornel Chang (Assoc Prof, Rutgers University)
  • Session 2: 1898: Asian America and U.S. Empire in the Philippines and Pacific // Genevieve Clutario (Asst Prof, Wellesley College)
  • Session 3: 1942: WWII, Japanese American Incarceration, and the End of Chinese Exclusion // Jane Hong (Assoc Prof, Occidental College)
  • Session 4: 1945: Asian Americans and the Cold War // Susie Woo (Assoc Prof, California State University - Fullerton)
  • Session 5: 1966: The Invention of the Model Minority Myth // Ellen Wu (Assoc Prof, Indiana University)
  • Session 6: 1975: Post-Vietnam refugee migrations // Melissa Borja (Asst Prof, University of Michigan), 
  • Session 7: 1982: The New Yellow Peril: Vincent Chin to September 11th // Jane Hong
  • Session 8: 2001: Post-9/11: Undocumenteds, Brown Asians, Islamophobia // Hardeep Dhillon (Asst Prof, University of Pennsylvania)

Questions?

Need more information? Contact Greg Hsu at gregh@highrock.org

Note: Hidden No More is an original course created by the Highrock Network. It features lecturers from diverse backgrounds with expertise in the material and the content is not specifically faith-based.

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Upcoming Events

February 9 at 7:45 pm EST
February 16 at 7:45 pm EST
February 23 at 7:45 pm EST