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Above & Beyond Chinatown 2016

September 14, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Photo: Anna May Wong Certificate of Identity (detail)

Photo: Anna May Wong Certificate of Identity (detail), August 28, 1924; National Archives at San Francisco (54099). Photographs as proof of identity first came into widespread use as a result of Chinese Exclusion. Starting in 1909, all Chinese entering or residing in the U.S. were required to carry a government-issued Certificate of Identity at all times. Even babies and well-known figures, such as actress Anna May Wong, were subject to the law.

Please join us for a reception at Bix Restaurant
56 Gold Street, San Francisco, CA 94133
September 14, 2016, 5-8pm

To support Chinese Historical Society of America’s newest groundbreaking exhibition


This groundbreaking exhibition explores the centuries-long history of trade and immigration between China and the United States and raises the question “What does it mean to be an American?” Extending from the late eighteenth century to the present, and including all regions of the country, the exhibition interprets the Chinese American experience as a key part of American history. Read more about CAEI here.

RSVP by September 9, 2016

Tickets $150 per person
More Info: 415.391.1188 | aboveandbeyond -at- chsa.org

Sponsorship Opportunities Available
If you are interested in Sponsorship, please call 415-391-1188 x101 or email aboveandbeyond -at- chsa.org with this Reply Card Form, or fill out our online reply form.
Download our Sponsorship Benefits here.

Bix Restaurant

Bix Restaurant

Can’t make it this year, or wish to make an additional donation to support CHSA? Donate to CHSA Museum here

Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion major exhibition sponsors:
Robert Joseph Louie Memorial Foundation
Seligman Family Foundation
Committee of 100
Committee of 100 logo

Special thanks to our “Above & Beyond Chinatown” 2016 event sponsors! (as of 9/9/16):
Innovators: Buck Gee & Mary Hackenbracht
Above & Beyond Donors: Chao Suet Foundation, Philip Choy, Coca Cola, Friends of Roots, Hazel Louie, Poon Foundation, Recology, Sterling Bank, Connie Young Yu & Kou Ping Yu

Coca Cola logoFriends of Roots logoRecology logoSterling Bank logo

Above & Beyond Chinatown 2016 Media Sponsor:
NBC Bay Area


September 14, 2016
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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