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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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.
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2021-2022 ALPHA Ed Internship Program for GSP students U Michigan
ALPHA Education contributes to the overall goals of the Global Scholars Program by offering experiential learning that enables students to develop a critical understanding of history and social change. They will also receive opportunities to connect their global justice interests with their current and future goals.

The goals of the internship program are:
Empathy, Ethical Decision-Making, and Social Engagement.

Youth Voices on Racism in Canada

This video, produced by ALPHA Education, weaves together various elements of three youth projects of different voices and perspectives on issues of racism in Canada. We asked youths what it means to unlearn racism. Their responses as young Canadians who see, hear, and feel racism are truly important to listen to and reflect upon.
 
For information about our 2021–2022 anti-racism projects and workshops, please email us at info@alphaeducation.org

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.