Women have played a vital role in the course of human civilization, but much of their accomplishments and contributions have been excluded from history. Throughout California’s history, Chinese American women have contributed to the economy of our state. The Chinese Historical Society of America’s new exhibition Towards Equality: California’s Chinese American Women highlights their accomplishments in education, politics, finance, business, and their pivotal role as matriarchs. The exhibit is on view at CHSA from December 1, 2018 – May 31, 2019.
Towards Equality: California’s Chinese American Women will inform San Francisco Bay Area residents, with an emphasis on school-age children, as well as visitors about the history of Chinese American pioneer women in California, and their effect and impact on the Chinese family, California economy and the community-at-large.
Scheduled programs & events:
- November 30, 2018, 4:30-7pm: Members & VIP Exhibit Preview
- December 1, 2018: Exhibit on view at the Chinese Historical Society of America
- More events to be announced soon
Lectures, cultural performances, educational programs and panel discussions in connection with the exhibition will be presented at CHSA and around the San Francisco Bay Area.
Traveling exhibition & curriculum guide
After May 2019, the exhibition will be made available for loan to universities, libraries and community groups to reach beyond the audiences of San Francisco. The exhibition will include a curriculum guide that meets Common Core State Standards for K-12 educators to teach about the exhibition’s content.
This project is made possible by: