You are cordially invited to the Rededication of the San Francisco “Chinatown / Him Mark Lai Branch Library,” in honor of the late, renowned Chinese American historian Him Mark Lai.
Located at 1135 Powell Street in San Francisco’s Chinatown, the festivities on Saturday, December 10, 2011 from 12 noon to 2 pm will include lion dancing and unveiling of honoring plaques, as well as speeches by City Librarian Luis Herrera, and Germaine Wong on behalf of the Him Mark Lai Library Committee. Mayor Ed Lee and District 3 Supervisor David Chiu have also been invited to speak.
This event will also FEATURE the following projects:
Book launch of Him Mark Lai: Autobiography of a Chinese American Historian (Edited by Judy Yung with Ruthanne Lum McCunn and Russell C. Leong; co-published by UCLA Asian American Studies Center and Chinese Historical Society of America, 2011). The book is being published posthumously & copies are available at the CHSA Museum for purchase ($18 for members, $20 for non-members).
Film preview of Felicia Lowe’s work-in-progress, Barefoot Historian (the story of Him Mark Lai and the particulars of documenting an excluded/marginalized group)
Book display of Him Mark Lai Collection (all his books and major articles on Chinese American history donated by his wife Laura Lai to the library)
Video Him Mark Lai- The Master Archivist