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April 2020

Special Online Event: Qing Ming & Other Chinese American Traditions

April 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
CHSA Museum, 965 Clay Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States

Join CHSA and San Francisco State University’s Russell Jeung for a discussion on QingMing. Also known as the Tomb Sweeping Day, the QingMing Festival honors the ancestors of those who have passed away. The practice of Qing Ming has endured in the Chinese American community, with about 45% of Chinese in the US believing in ancestral spirits, and even non-believers continuing to venerate their ancestors and visit their graves.  This QingMing Festival, learn what Chinese Americans believe and how they…

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Xenophobia & Racial Profiling During the Coronavirus Pandemic

April 14 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Online San Francisco, CA United States

Over the past few months, fears have coronavirus have drastically changed American society. While many Americans are facing economic and health concerns, a community particularly impacted by fears of COVID-19 is Asian-Americans. There has been a reported increase in anti-Chinese and Asian American rhetoric on social media platforms, as well as documentation of discrimination against Asian-Americans. In response to this sentiment, Dr. Russell Jeung has helped Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA) and Asian Pacific Policy and Planning Council (A3PCON) establish…

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