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July 2019

The Movement: Concert with Charlie Chin, Philip Kan Gotanda & Friends

July 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
CHSA Museum, 965 Clay Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States

Join us Sat. July 20 for an afternoon of live music and conversation with former CHSA Artist-in-Residence Charlie Chin, Philip Kan Gotanda, and friends. In 1979, the Japantown Art and Media Workshop (JAM) put on a concert featuring storyteller/musician Charlie Chin and playwright Philip Kan Gotanda. Charlie was part of the first Asian American “movement” musical group along with Chris Kando Iijima and Joanne Nobuko Miyamoto who performed songs about Asian Americans and their communities starting in the early 1970’s.…

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Welcome Reception & Open House with Executive Director Tamiko Wong

July 20 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
CHSA Museum, 965 Clay Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States

On Saturday, July 20th, join CHSA for an after hours reception to welcome CHSA’s new Executive Director Tamiko Wong. Join us at the museum for refreshments and conversation with Tamiko, CHSA’s staff and board, and friends from the community. Former CHSA Artist-in-Residence Charlie Chin will perform a few songs with Tamiko. FREE admission from 4-6pm to this open house reception. We also welcome you to consider joining or renewing as a CHSA member or making a donation to help support our…

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August 2019

Women Who Build: Julia Morgan’s Chinatown YWCA

August 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
CHSA Museum, 965 Clay Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States

Historian Karen McNeill will present her research about Julia Morgan. She recently published an article in the California History journal titled, "'Women Who Build': Julia Morgan & Women's Institutions" and is working on a full-length book about California's first female architect. During her time at CHSA, McNeill will discuss Morgan's work in Chinatown with a special focus on the YWCA. CHSA will kick off the program with our summer intern Jingxuan Zhang, who will showcase her own research on the…

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Past+Present: Hep B in Asian America

August 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
CHSA Museum, 965 Clay Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States

  CHSA will host a roundtable discussion with Teddy Fang, Stuart Fong, Richard So, and Vicky Wong on the history and work of SF Hep B Free, moderated by CHSA Executive Director Tamiko Wong. The organization and their various powerful campaigns have educated the general public and practitioners about the disease's effect on Asian American populations. Come listen to the challenges, successes, and chance encounters that have propelled this important work forward. After the discussion, we will have a screening…

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The Future of Our Mother Tongues: Roundtable Discussion

August 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Illustration by Vivian Tong, 2019 Early immigrants from China arrived primarily from the Guangdong province, speaking dialects of Cantonese and Toisanese. However, after 1965, a new wave of Chinese immigration arrived—bringing Mandarin to the United States. US News reports that with Chinese proficiency, American students will be able to enhance economic relations—a $110 billion export industry. In recent years, China's growing power in global politics has forced us to reevaluate our understanding of bilingual education, and what it means to…

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