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April 2017

Reclaiming History, Reconstructing Lives—Panel discussion at USF

April 11, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
USF Gleeson Library, 2495 Golden Gate Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94118 United States

Between 1865 and 1869, thousands of Chinese laborers worked under perilous conditions and at a grueling pace to help finish the construction of the nation’s first transcontinental railroad. Yet, these contributions have been all too often overlooked and neglected in celebrations of this monumental achievement. The laborers’ hard work under low pay was viewed as a looming threat to local laborers. The hostility toward Chinese immigrants thus escalated, eventually culminating in the passing of the Chinese Exclusion Act in 1882,…

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October 2018

Past+Present: American Detention Activities Then & Now

October 27, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
CHSA Museum, 965 Clay Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States
Free – $15.00

  Immigrant Rights Program Manager Amy Lin will discuss Asian-Pacific Islander migration to the US and the current detention-deportation pipeline. She will review the present administration's operation to deport Cambodian refugees and the work that the Chinese for Affirmative Action office is doing to highlight the longstanding violation of rights and dignity of those who were impacted by US-led violence. After the talk, guests will be invited to a highlight tour of the exhibition Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion, featuring the experiences…

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January 2019

Book Launch Party for Helen Zia’s “Last Boat Out of Shanghai”

January 24, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 6:45 pm
Chinese Culture Center, 750 Kearny Street, 3rd Floor Auditorium (inside Hilton Hotel)
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States

Join us for a special community book launch event for Helen Zia's new book, Last Boat Out of Shanghai, hosted by Chinese Culture Center (CCC) in partnership with CHSA, Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA), Asian Americans Advancing Justice—Asian Law Caucus, Center for Asian American Media (CAAM), East Wind Books, 1990 Institute, and other community partners to be announced. The release party will feature a talk with Helen Zia, followed by a Q&A and book signing, and your opportunity to purchase…

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June 2019

Chinatown: SF Guzheng Music Society Concert

June 22, 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

** UPDATE 6/19/19: We are SOLD OUT for both the 2pm & 3pm recitals!!! Sign up for CHSA's and SFGMS' emails for announcements of future concerts. THANK YOU!!!   The San Francisco Guzheng Music Society will be holding their 37th Annual Concert at the Chinese Historical Society of America. “The Chinese American Immigration Story - Series 3:  Chinatown" is a collaborative event, featuring musical performances within the museum’s main exhibition, Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion, and a 45-minute performance in the CHSA’s Learning Center. The audience…

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December 2019

Sold Out – “Chan Family Picnic”—Reading by Eugenie Chan Theater Projects

December 14, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
CHSA Museum, 965 Clay Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States
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Eugenie Chan Theater Projects and the Chinese Historical Society of America invite you to a reading of Chan Family Picnic, a rollicking new vaudeville about the mental health impact of America's legacy of anti-Asian legislation and sex trafficking on three generations of the playwright's Chinese American family. Chan layers original material with actual family documents to explore the world Chan's Grandfather and great-uncle knew-and made-one of high hopes and hard choices.  Eugenie Chan, playwright Byron Au Yong, composer Annie Elias, director…

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