The Chinese Historical Society of America and the Innovation Hangar Present
14: Dred Scott, Wong Kim Ark & Vanessa Lopez
A Documentary Film by Graham Street Productions
Film Screening: October 22, 2016 at 4pm
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The documentary film 14: Dred Scott, Wong Kim Ark & Vanessa Lopez explores the recurring question about who has the right to be an American citizen. 14 examines the citizenship clause of the 14th Amendment through compelling personal stories and expertly-told history. Under the Fourteenth Amendment, “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.”
Special guest: Julie Soo, who appears in 14: The Movie will be in attendance!
Julie D. Soo is a senior staff counsel with the California Department of Insurance. She volunteers in a variety of community causes, including hate crimes projects, civil rights education, campaign work, and community health advocacy. Julie serves on the San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women (SFCOSW) and is the immediate past president. During her tenure, SFCOSW has made landmark strides in promoting gender equity principles in the workplace and addressing violence against women. She is active with the California Democratic Party Executive Board as a co-chair of the Platform Committee where she focuses on immigration, education, and health care issues. Julie also sits on the Board of Trustees for Saint Francis Memorial Hospital. A fourth-generation San Franciscan, she is a Lowell High School alumna and holds an A.B. with a double major in Pure Mathematics and Statistics from U.C. Berkeley, an M.A. in Applied Mathematics from U.C. San Diego, and a J.D. from Golden Gate University School of Law.
Also featuring the CHSA exhibition Remembering 1882
On view at Innovation Hangar
Remembering 1882 explores the historical debate around the Exclusion Act from its origins through its full repeal in 1968, the civil rights struggle of Chinese Americans and allies, and the historic importance of habeas corpus in the Chinese American community.
What is the Innovation Hangar?
Located in the iconic Palace of Fine Arts, the new Innovation Hangar (“iHangar”) a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization celebrates the innovative spirit that defines the Bay Area. Open to the public, the 120,000-square-foot social innovation space is designed to be an epicenter of learning and exploration. Innovation Hangar features exhibits, workshops, community events, educational programming for students, and open workspaces for entrepreneurs and inventors.
Chinese Historical Society of America Museum (CHSA)
CHSA is the oldest organization in the country dedicated to the interpretation, promotion, and preservation of the social, cultural and political history and contributions of the Chinese in America. CHSA promotes the contributions and legacy of the Chinese in America through its exhibitions, publications, and educational and public programs in the Museum and Learning Center. We are housed in the landmark Julia Morgan-designed Chinatown YWCA building at 965 Clay Street, San Francisco.