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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. 

LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

We acknowledge the land we are working on is the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. We also acknowledge that Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit and the Williams Treaties signed with multiple Mississaugas and Chippewa bands.

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Museum

ALPHA Education sees the significance of establishing a museum dedicated to educating the younger generations the values of humanity and peace, giving voice to the victims and survivors of WWII in Asia, remembering the atrocities committed so that they are not repeated. The Asia Pacific Peace Museum, located at the centre of Toronto, will be opened to the public by the end of 2023.

WHAT'S HAPPENING

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2024 Summer Internship Program
ALPHA Education offers an eight-week full or a six-week audit summer internship program to international and Canadian students. The summer program promotes exploration of sustainable peacebuilding, through critical inquiry of the history and legacies of World War II in Asia. By representing and reflecting the human side of the history throughout the program, contemporary issues of sustainable peace are examined. Participants in the full program will complete a research project in an area of their interest that at the same time contributes to ALPHA Education's various programs and initiatives. 
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2023-2024 Pro Bono Students Canada, Toronto Chapter at ALPHA Education
In partnership with the Toronto chapter of Pro Bono Students of Canada (PBSC), ALPHA Education welcomes student volunteers from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law and Lincoln Alexander School of Law in the 2023-2024 school year. Student volunteers will work on legal research that supports the ongoing programs at ALPHA Education and the development of the WongAvery Asian Pacific Peace Museum.
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2023-2024 Global Scholarship Program Global Engagement Projects at ALPHA Education
In partnership with the Global Scholars Program (GSP) at the University of Michigan, ALPHA Education is happy to welcome undergraduate students from various academic disciplines to participate in their Global Engagement Projects, with the focus on global issues through historical perspectives. Students will learn the work of ALPHA Education as a non-profit charitable organization, the history of WWII in Asia, and work collaboratively on several projects to improve the work of ALPHA Education and the WongAvery Asia Pacific Peace Museum.
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iHistory Meets Humanity
iHMH consists of virtual workshops covering topics & issues on WWII 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.
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Addressing Anti-Asian Racism
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 behaviours, 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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Shadows of Racism, Voices UnHeard
Victims of racism have a long history of being silenced. Racism causes social isolation and divisions among individuals and communities. The Shadows of Racism, Voices UnHeard 2022-2024 project believes in engaging communities, education, and the creative arts. Learning from community embodied knowledge and perspectives, students will develop videos and produce art works to interrogate and reflect on the causes and consequences of discrimination. Students will, at the same time, 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 with others, and social justice agency.
2022 Summer Internship
Humanity education lies at the core of ALPHA Education's mission. This summer program focuses on developing critical understanding of the history of WWII in Asia by addressing issues of humanity.  Additionally, it offers unique opportunities for undergraduate and post-graduate students who are interested in the study and/or research on the history of WWII in Asia, which includes experiential project-based learning that develops historical thinking and explores social change.
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