I’ll be speaking on a panel with four others at the Families in Global Transition Virtual Conference 2021.
TCKs of Asia: Language, Family & Power
We’re quite proud of this panel. We’ll talk about aspects of the Third Culture Kid experience that are rarely talked about.
We’ll talk about how the experience of mobility in childhood varies depending on their backgrounds – cultural, linguistic, racial, class and so on.
The panel is made up of Japanese, Korean, Taiwanese and Indonesian-Japanese TCKs. So, we’ll also touch upon a topic that is considered sensitive in the region. The elephant in the room.
We’ll talk about the way the history of the region affects how children interact with each other.
As adults, it’s important that we set an example on how to maintain friendships & connect meaningfully even when we are from different sides of history. I’m particularly proud of how we cover this.
And by ‘we’, I mean:
Aiko Minematsu, Co-Founder of the FIGT Japan Affiliate & a university lecturer in Tokyo
Danau Tanu, Research Fellow and author of Growing Up in Transit: The Politics of Belonging at an International School
Jane W. Wang, Founder & Coach at Multicultural Hero’s Journey
Hope to see you at the conference! Also, lookout for the TCK Coffee & Connect sessions in the conference community rooms.
To register for the Families in Global Transition Conference 2021, visit their website here.
Conference registrations close on March 10. Pre-conference Forums have started.
*By the way, ‘Power Panel’ sounds rather grand but it’s the name of the type of panel at the conference.