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May 2021

Children’s Program: Awesome Asian Americans

May 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Online San Francisco, CA United States

Celebrate Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month with CHSA as they are joined by authors Phil Amara and Oliver Chin, as well as illustrator Juan Calle, for Awesome Asian Americans. Participants will hear excerpts from Awesome Asian Americans by Phil and Oliver and will get to participate in a live drawing demo with Juan. Make sure to bring your pencil and excitement! This program is recommended for elementary students, but all are welcome to join and learn about 4 Chinese Americans who have made America…

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Celestials: A Special Film Premiere and Discussion

May 8 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Online San Francisco, CA United States

During the late 19th century, the term ‘celestial’ was used as a pejorative term to insult Chinese immigrants and laborers. Ironically, while there was discrimination towards Chinese workers in the United States, American developers still depended upon the work of Chinese immigrants, particularly when it came to the building of the transcontinental railroad. The documentary film Celestials showcases six years of collaboration with Stanford University and CHSA to explore the lives of the Chinese railroad workers who built the transcontinental…

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Community Roundtable: Asian American/Pacific Islander History Month

May 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Online San Francisco, CA United States

Even though the CHSA Museum may be physically closed, we hope to keep the community united during the time apart through our online, roundtable discussions. We will be hosting online roundtables on the second Wednesdays of the month. This month's topic will focus on Asian American/Pacific Islander History Month. Join us for a discussion of our shared history and how we remember, preserve, and celebrate it.  Interested in joining? Click here to register!  Participation: This is an interactive event. We…

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How Do Chinese Americans Fit In? The Outlook for Civil Rights

May 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Online San Francisco, CA United States

In his critically acclaimed book Yellow: Race in America Beyond Black and White, author and president of Queens College, City University of New York, Frank H. Wu argues for a new paradigm of civil rights while challenging the damaging stereotypes of the model minority myth and perpetual foreigner syndrome. His work has become canon in Asian American Studies. In the aftermath of shootings in Atlanta, Georgia, and the growing rise of anti-Asian violence, Frank H. Wu continues to challenge the…

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