WE ARE BRUCE LEE : UNDER THE SKY, ONE FAMILY

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Radiating Bruce Lee: Cinema Under The Sky

光芒四射李小龍:星光下的电影

Come hang out! Buy a drink, watch a film and enjoy the Chinatown scene as CHSA transforms its parking lot into Chinatown’s first open air cinema experience.

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Visitors to this Sunday's We Are Bruce Lee exhibit are invited to join a special complimentary Chinatown walking tour with guide Alice Liu. 

A Taiwanese American Bay Area native, Alice brings a wealth of knowledge and passion in sharing the sites and sounds of over 150 years of Chinatown history. Soak in this one-of-a-kind educational experience!

@wearebrucelee 

For tickets, visit bit.ly/CHSAWalkingTours
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Posted @withrepost • @standwithasians We join 25 AAPI groups to urge @gavinnewsom to sign #AB2596, making Lunar New Year a state holiday in California, the first state to do so! Lunar New Year has a 4000-year history, celebrated by 1/4 of the world. The bill by @aimhighgetlow is on Gov. Newsom's desk and must be signed this week. Please spread the word and send in your support to pass this historic bill! #SupportLunarNY @aapilegcaucus 

Supporters include: @aapiyouthrising @aaba.bayarea @apabasv @asianlawalliance @asianpaccommfund @asianpacificfund @asianhealthservices @bechinatown @compassioninoakland @chinatownvolunteercoalition @_dearcommunity @face.la @goldhouseco @kacfsanfrancisco @napalsa @oaklandchinatownchamber @thaicdc @standwithasians @standwithasianamericans @wasungserviceclub

#AAPIHoliday #AsiansBelong #StandwithAsians #StandwithAsianAmericans #LunarNewYear #LunarNewYearCalifornia
💭 This Food for Thought Thursday, @BruceLee reminds us that ”Empty your cup so that it may be filled; become devoid to gain totality.”

🐲 We’re excited to have the We Are Bruce Lee: Under The Sky, One Family exhibition [@WeAreBruceLee] in our museum space. Get your tickets in our Linktree Bio. 

Learn more about the exhibit at wearebrucelee.org and chsa.org. 

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Looking to contribute to community, culture, and creativity? Join the CHSA team!

We’re hiring passionate, inspiring individuals to help us continue leading and innovating the preservation of Chinese American history, heritage, art and culture.

Interested? We are interested in you! We’re looking for candidates to fill these full-time onsite positions at our museum:

🔸Deputy Director
🔸Programs Coordinator

Apply today by submitting your resume to info@chsa.org and write the position you are interested in in the subject line.

#wearehiring #jobposting #joinourteam #chsamuseum #sanfrancisco #deputydirector #programscoordinator
We love Autumn Moon season!

CHSA had a blast yesterday at the SF Richmond District Autumn Moon Festival! 

Thank you to everyone who stopped by our Museum On The Go! booth and chopping it up with us. We thoroughly loved your engagement with our Chinese Exclusion interactive demonstration "Fighting the Oppressor." Special shoutout to @onerichmondsf and the @sfpdofficial Police Chief Bill Scott, who joined us stating that the way to destroy community violence is "with the help of my friends."

We had an amazing time celebrating Autumn Moon festival, connecting with our Richmond District neighbors and sharing Chinese American history. 

#AutumnMoonFestival #AutumnMoon #MidAutumnFestival #ChineseAmericanHistory #CHSAMuseum #MuseumOnTheGo #FightingTheOppressor #RichmondSanFrancisco #RichmondDistrictSF #SanFrancisco #SFPD
💭 This Food for Thought Thursday, @BruceLee reminds us that ”The more we value things, the less we value ourselves.”

🐲 We’re excited to have the We Are Bruce Lee: Under The Sky, One Family exhibition [@WeAreBruceLee] in our museum space. Get your tickets in our Linktree Bio. 

Learn more about the exhibit at wearebrucelee.org and chsa.org. 

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@therealshannonlee
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Can’t get enough 🥮? The Autumn Moon Festivities continue! 

Join CHSA this Saturday, September 17, as we support the SF Richmond District Autumn Moon Festival…a celebration of culture and community that includes live performances, arts and crafts. CHSA will be there with our one-of-a-kind Museum On the Go pop-up display that includes the wildly fun and hands-on “Fighting the Oppressor” interactive demonstration. 

Where: Clement Street x 7th-10th Aves
When: Sat, 9/17, 11a-3p

Stop by, say hello, and chop it up with us!
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Wishing you a Happy Mid-Autumn Moon Festival from us, @chsamuseum, to you. May the brightest moon shine and stars twinkle.

🌕 皓月閃爍,星光閃耀,中秋佳節,美滿快樂!
🌕 皓月闪烁,星光闪耀,中秋佳节,美满快乐!

🥮 Happy Tết Trung Thu from us to you! 

🌕 즐겁고 행복한 추석 보내시길 바랍니다.

🥮 中秋節おめでとうございます。

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Happy Autumn Moon Festival!

Celebr🌝te with us at the Sunset Chinese Cultural District’s 2022 Autumn Moon Festival today! 

CHSA is a proud supporter of this fun-filled day of music, lion dancing, games, live performances and even some 
m🥮🥮ncakes! Stop by and check out our traveling Chinese in the Sunset exhibition.

We are over-the-moon excited to see you there!

#AutumnMoonFestival #AutumnMoon #AutumnMoon2022 #🥮 #SanFrancisco #SunsetDistrict #SunsetSF #CHSAMuseum #ChineseInTheSunset #ChineseAmericanHistory
💭 This Food for Thought Friday, @BruceLee reminds us that ”As you think, so you shall become.”

🐲 We’re excited to have the We Are Bruce Lee: Under The Sky, One Family exhibition [@WeAreBruceLee] in our museum space. Get your tickets in our Linktree Bio. 

Learn more about the exhibit at wearebrucelee.org and chsa.org. 

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@chsamuseum 
@BruceLee
@WeAreBruceLee
@bruceleefoundation 
@therealshannonlee
@brucelee_theimmortaldragon 
@winglukemuseum
@hkmuseums

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4 days until our Back to School Soirée at CHSA! This evening is for teachers, librarians, tutors, administrators, tour guides…anybody who considers themselves educators! We will have dim sum, music and wine, and partygoers will get a chance to check out our exhibits!

You can register at tinyurl.com/CHSAeducators

#chsa #chinesehistoricalsocietyofamerica #brucelee #sanfrancisco #teachers #educators #party #backtoschool
Labor Day Gift Shop Spotlight

This Labor Day, CHSA recognizes the contributions of Chinese laborers and their role in the history of the United States. From the early days of the California Gold Rush as gold miners to farmers, railroad workers, vintners, merchants and more, the Chinese in America have immediate and immeasurable impacts on shaping the physical landscape and the societal and cultural landscapes of their adoptive home. 

Our CHSA gift shop spotlight for Labor Day features the chronicles of Chinese laborers from the latter half of the 19th century through the early years of the 1900s. The book "Voices From The Railroad: Stories by Descendants of Chinese Railroad Workers" reveals the stories of Chinese railroad workers and their descendants. These stories have never been told outside of their families: until now. Learn about Chinese workers of the Central Pacific Railroad…no longer nameless, faceless workers lost to history. Their stories will shatter misconceptions about the Chinese who helped build America.

Stop by the gift shop this Labor Day or shop online—link in bio.
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Thank you to everyone who stopped by to visit us at @artwalksf_  You made it a SMASHING success! We were so excited to share our Museum On The Go! and welcome visitors to participate in our “Fighting The Oppressor” demonstration. What a hit! 

Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

Special shout-out to our CHSA booth crew @amandadactyl and @broiske123 who helped make this such a blast!

#ArtWalkSF #RichmondDistrict #InnerRichmond #SanFrancisco #California #BayArea #CHSAMusem #MuseumOnTheGo #WeAreBruceLee #FightingTheOpressor
CHSA is proud to be A community partner of today’s Art Walk SF street fair in the Richmond. Stop by to say hello and see our traveling Museum On The Go! Hope to see you there!

Posted @withregram • @artwalksf_ Join us on September 3rd, 12-5pm for Art Walk SF on Clement Street between Arguello to 4th Avenue!The event map and participants are listed below.
#clementsf #artwalksf #richmondsf
This Labor Day weekend, we honor and recognize the American labor movement and the efforts and contributions of Chinese American and Chinese laborers to the development and achievements of the United States.

CHSA is proud to feature Picnic Parade, an exhibit by New York-based performance artist Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow that explores the intersectionality of race, gender, and class through a series of “picnic performances” featuring colorful tablecloths collaged into quilted picnic blanket dresses. She and her co-performers play the role of servants, wearing these costumes while parading into a park. The servants accessorize her dress with wicker baskets filled with local and exotic fruits and water. The work creates a shared multi-cultural dining and leisure experience. People from all walks of life are invited to gather, have a drink of water, and converse harmoniously.

Born in Manchester, Jamaica, to a Chinese-Jamaican father and an Afro-Jamaican mother, the African diaspora, European colonialism, and Chinese migration make up significant parts of her origin story. The ancestral convergence in Jamaica (slave owners, enslaved Africans, and Asian migrant laborers) followed by her family’s immigration to the U.S., informs the artist’s practice. Through her art, @lynkeeart explores values present in both her Jamaican and Chinese ancestries, including the concepts of hospitality, generosity, the ritual of sharing, and devotion.

“Picnic Parade” is currently on display at the CHSA museum. For more information, visit CHSA.org.

Photo credit: M. Charlene Stevens @theartoprah

#LaborDay2022 #CHSAMuseum #SanFranciscoChinatown #ChineseHistory #ChineseAmericanHistory #ChineseJamaican #PicnicParade #JodieLynKeeChow
💭 This Food for Thought Thursday, @BruceLee reminds us that ”Don't get set into one form, adapt it and build your own, and let it grow, be like water.” 

🐲 We’re excited to have the We Are Bruce Lee: Under The Sky, One Family exhibition [@WeAreBruceLee] in our museum space. Get your tickets in our Linktree Bio. 

Learn more about the exhibit at wearebrucelee.org and chsa.org. 

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@chsamuseum 
@BruceLee
@WeAreBruceLee
@bruceleefoundation 
@therealshannonlee
@brucelee_theimmortaldragon 
@winglukemuseum
@hkmuseums

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#BruceLee #李小龍 #BruceLeeQuote #ChineseAmerican #ChineseAmerica #ChineseAmericanHistory #aapi #APA #martialartsicon #kungfuicon #SanFranciscoChinatown #SFChinatown #WeAreBruceLee #UnderTheSkyOneFamily #BruceLeeFoundation #BruceLeeWasHere #BruceLeephilosophy