Wong Kim Ark Day
March 25 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
The Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association (CCBA) and the Chinese Historical Society of America (CHSA) are jointly hosting a celebration of the 125th Anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in United States v. Wong Kim Ark :: 169 U.S. 649 (1898) that established that the Constitutional guarantee that all persons born in the United States are citizens applied equally to Chinese Americans. Supported by CCBA in the 1800s, Wong Kim Ark’s case is representative of Chinese American leadership in civil rights for all Americans.
WHEN and WHERE:
Saturday, March 25, 2023, 10:30-11:30 am, at the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association headquarters located at 843 Stockton Street, San Francisco. The morning event will include presentations by community leaders, historians and public officials. There will be a brief break from 11:30 to 12:00 for the second part of the program.
At 12 noon, the Chinese Historical Society of America invites attendees to reconvene in its main gallery, located at 843 Stockton Street for a reception and panel discussion with legal educators and plans for a future permanent public recognition of Wong Kim Ark. The panel will be followed by a reception and opportunity for attendees to visit the CHSA museum and displays.
This event is free to the public. Please reserve your spot before March 25th, 2023.