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Monday, July 12 • 6:40pm - 7:00pm
Representing Asian American History in an Educational Game

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The team behind MISSION US (mission-us.org), the award-winning history gaming series for middle and high schoolers, discusses the development of their latest game, "Prisoner in My Homeland," including their close collaboration with historians and community stakeholders to ensure a nuanced portrayal of the experiences of young Japanese Americans incarcerated during World War II.

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Michelle Chen

Senior Producer, Kids' Media & Education, The WNET Group
Michelle Chen is Senior Producer, Kids Media and Education at the WNET Group, where she has been creating content for public television and digital platforms since 2004. She has received Emmy awards for her work on the PBS KIDS series Cyberchase and the multiplatform project, Get... Read More →
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David Langendoen

Founder / President, Electric Funstuff
David Langendoen is the founder and president of Electric Funstuff, a design and development company dedicated to bringing game-design principles to educational technology. He is the lead designer on the Mission US series of American History games and an Emmy-nominated producer.
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Brian Niiya

Content Director, Densho
Brian Niiya is a public historian specializing in Japanese American history. He has held various positions with the UCLA Asian American Studies Center, the Japanese American National Museum, and the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai`i that have involved managing collections, curating... Read More →

Monday July 12, 2021 6:40pm - 7:00pm EDT