Please join CHSA for an afternoon of conversation and performance reflecting on the recent passage of resolutions in the US Senate and House of Representatives expressing regret for the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act. It is only the fourth time in the last 25 years that such an apology has been offered, including the apology for the incarceration of Japanese Americans in World War II (1988), the overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy (2003), and the wrongs committed against African Americans during slavery (2008).
Among those on hand to participate in the afternoon will be Sue Lee, CHSA Executive Director; poet and playwright Genny Lim; Meng So, UC Berkeley’s first coordinator of its Undocumented Student Program, SF State Asian American Studies Professor and musician Wesley Ueunten, and musician/community worker Francis Wong.
The event is scheduled for 1pm – 2:30pm at the CHSA Museum, 965 Clay St., San Francisco Chinatown (between Stockton and Powell). The event is free with Museum admission.