Education is the foundation of peace.

WHO WE ARE

ALPHA Education is a non-profit and registered charity in Canada that promotes a critical-historical inquiry of World War II in Asia that contributes to peace and reconciliation.

Founded in 1997, ALPHA Education's mission is a commitment to humanity and global peace.  This commitment is achieved through four strategic directions: engaging students and educators, empowering youth, supporting research, and connecting with communities. 

ALPHA Education programs, events, and initiatives aim to develop the values of humanity, equity, and diversity. By representing and reflecting the human side of the history in our education work, contemporary issues such as racism, discrimination and hate, gender bias and violence, ethics and empathy, identity and belonging are explored. 

 

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Museum

In 2017 the ALPHA Education Board of Directors approved the significance of establishing a museum dedicated to giving voice to the victims and survivors of WWII in Asia, remembering the atrocities committed so that they are never repeated, and establishing a symbol of hope, peace, and humanity.

WHAT'S HAPPENING

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Shadows of Racism, Voices Unheard
Victims of racism have a long history of being silenced and marginalized. Racism causes social isolation and divisions among individuals and communities. The Shadows of Racism, Voices Unheard project believes in engaging communities, education, and the creative arts. Learning from community embodied knowledge and perspectives, students will use the language of visual arts as a form of activism to interrogate and reflect on the causes and consequences of discrimination. Students will also deepen their understanding of the rich possibilities within diversity, intrinsic to Canadian identity. This project brings individuals and communities together, moves us emotionally, and alters our sense of self and social justice agency.
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Stand Against Racism Workshops
The workshops provide authentic conversations, creating possibilities for unlearning racism and inclusion in diversity.
To quote Eduard Glissant "our differences are no longer considered proof of an irreconcilable fact, but as part of what relates us, makes us beautiful, complex and creative." Once the conversations are held, they cannot be silenced. They question the legacy of racism, changing mindsets, and influencing behaviors, practices, and policies. The workshops celebrate self-worth and identities of racialized communities as equal members of and an asset to Canadian society.
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iHistory Meets Humanity
iHMH consists of virtual workshops covering topics & issues on WW2 in Asia. By analyzing events and people, students will learn about untold histories, and their connections to racism, violence against women, forced labour, displacement, fragmentation of communities, social justice activism and more. Critical historical thinking, perspectives-taking, and empathy are fostered as we face the inhumanity of history as well as the humanitarian efforts during the war. Readings and film clips will be provided to teachers for student pre-learning to contextualize the workshop or as post-workshop follow-up.

ALPHA Education Webinar Series

2020-2021
ALPHA Education Webinar Speaker Series:

Connecting History to Contemporary Issues

Prof. Fujitani discussed war-time racism and imperialism in this webinar titled "Racism and Military Aggression: Lessons from the Cold War and World War II".

2020-2021
ALPHA Education Webinar Speaker Series:

Connecting History to Contemporary Issues

Dr. Sachiyo Tsukamoto and Judge Julie Tang (Ret.) lead a conversation about the Politics of Memory and the continuing struggle of the "Comfort System" survivors for justice. They share timely commentary and reflection on the controversial essay by Harvard Mitsubishi Professor Ramseyer and discuss how this can be linked to the Japanese denial movement's counter-narrative that still rejects the reality of Japanese Military Sexual Slavery.