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May 2020

Mayor Ed Lee Watch Party

May 30 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Online San Francisco, CA United States

For Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, join CHSA for one of our Mayor Ed Lee watch parties. The documentary film chronicles, documents, and preserves the memory of Ed Lee for future generations. Discover the life and character of this seemingly ordinary man, the son of working-class immigrants who grew up in Seattle’s public housing, became a San Francisco Chinatown lawyer, champion of civil rights and equal opportunity, and one of the first Chinese American mayors of a major U.S. city.…

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June 2020

Gold Mountain, Big City: A Book Talk with Jim Schein

June 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Online San Francisco, CA United States

Gold Mountain, Big City provides a opportunity to experience the history of Chinatown through a new, immersive lens. This colorful and playful time capsule of San Francisco's Chinatown contains the unique businesses, culture, and people encountered by illustrator Ken Cathcart between 1939 and 1955. Each quadrant of Cathcart's map-which doubles as a guide for explorers of the book is supplemented by never-before-seen black-and-white photographs and meticulous research. Gold Mountain, Big City drops the reader into a world of curious characters,…

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