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May 2019

Black Death at the Golden Gate: Book Talk with David Randall

May 15 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
CHSA Museum, 965 Clay Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States

Black Death at the Golden Gate: The Race to Save America from the Bubonic Plague chronicles the story of how bubonic plague emerged in San Francisco and the race by doctors and Chinese immigrants to contain the disease before it spread to the country at large, all the while battling a racist mayor and governor who refused to believe that white citizens of the city could be in any danger of contracting an "Asian" disease. City and federal officials first…

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The Chinese & the Iron Road Symposium

May 18 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
CCSF Chinatown-North Beach Center, 808 Kearny Street
San Francisco, CA United States

TICKETS ON SALE NOW: $60 General (includes lunch) $50 CHSA Members (members, please contact info@chsa.org for discount access code) Buy Tickets   Join CHSA May 18, 2019 for "The Chinese & the Iron Road Symposium"! This day-long event will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the completion of the U.S. Transcontinental railroad, and the integral role that Chinese workers played in its construction. CHSA's symposium will dedicate a whole day to the latest scholarship about Chinese involvement in the transcontinental railroad. Presentations…

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Mayor Ed Lee: Film Screening @ Delancey Street

May 18 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Delancey Street Screening Room, 600 The Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA 94107 United States

The Chinese Historical Society of America (CHSA) invites you to a special screening of “MAYOR ED LEE” -- a documentary film about one of the first Asian-American mayors of a major US city. 1:00pm - Reception (beverage) 1:45pm - Screening 3:00pm - Fireside Chat with Film Director Rick Quan New Film Content The screening at Delancey Street Foundation’s renown Screening Room will include new interview footage of Hillary Clinton reflecting on what Mayor Lee meant to her and the larger…

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Mayor Ed Lee: Film Screening @ Stanford

May 22 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Stanford Graduate School of Business CEMEX Auditorium, 655 Knight Way
Stanford, CA 94305 United States

In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month this May, the Asian Alumni Chapter of the Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) is proud to offer an on-campus Special Screening of a new documentary film about the late San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee – one of the first Asian-American mayors of a major U.S. city. Produced by the Chinese Historical Society of America, the film presents the inspirational, humorous, and emotional story of this remarkable man and community leader, who…

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Brown Bag Film Screening—Making Tracks: The Philip P. Choy Story

May 23 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
CHSA Museum, 965 Clay Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States

On Thursday May 23 & 30 at 12pm, we will screen Making Tracks: The Philip P. Choy Story. This short film chronicles Phil Choy’s efforts to commemorate the work of Chinese railroad workers of the first transcontinental railroad. Barre Fong produced and directed the film in conjunction with the Chinese Historical Society of America. Bring your lunch to the museum and enjoy the film!

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