Friends of Roots (尋根之友) is proud to announce the January 25, 2014 exhibit grand opening and March 30, 2014 presentation of Roots: Him Mark Lai Family History Project (麥禮謙尋根項目). These events culminate the 2013 Roots interns’ yearlong exploration of their family genealogy and Chinese history, and their journey to their ancestral villages in Guangdong, China.
The exhibit grand opening will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, January 25, in the Pacific Heritage Museum at East West Bank, 608 Commercial Street (at Montgomery), San Francisco. The exhibit features photos and artifacts from the Roots interns’ journey to their ancestral villages in Guangdong, China.
The presentation will take place at 1:00 pm, Sunday, March 30, 2014 at the Grand Ballroom, Hilton San Francisco Financial District, 750 Kearny Street (Third Floor), San Francisco. The interns will speak about their experience and present a multimedia program documenting their exploration of family, history, and culture.
The public is invited to attend both events. There is no charge for admission.
Roots: Him Mark Lai Family History Project is a program in which Chinese American young adults research their family history and genealogy, study Chinese history and geography, learn about the Chinese American community, and visit their ancestral villages in Guangdong province. The program is named in honor of the late Him Mark Lai, the internationally renowned “Dean of Chinese American history.” Him Mark Lai’s research and writings constitute the core of the program’s study materials. The inaugural group of interns travelled to China in July 2012. FOR also conducts Roots Plus, a program for Chinese Americans age 30 and above.
For more information about Friends of Roots and the Roots: Him Mark Lai Family History Project, please visit www.friendsofroots.org.