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September 2019

The White Devil’s Daughters: The Women Who Fought Slavery in SF Chinatown

September 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Donaldina Cameron House, 920 Sacramento St
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States

With an investigative historian’s sharp eye, Julia Flynn Siler tells the story of both the abolitionists who challenged the corrosive anti-Chinese prejudices of the time and the young women who dared to flee their fate. She sits down with historian Catherine Cameron (grandniece of Donaldina Cameron) and former Executive Director Doreen Der-McLeod to discuss the 19th and early 20th century work of the women who ran Cameron House, defying contemporary convention by physically rescuing children from the brothels where they…

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Educators’ Open House

September 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
CHSA Museum, 965 Clay Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States

Join us at our Educators' Open House to learn more about CHSA's education programs! The Chinese Historical Society of America welcomes all Bay Area educators to come and explore the museum's offerings, learn about our education programs, and sign-up for future visits with their classrooms. We will offer a docent tour of our main exhibition Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion at 10:30am. RSVP today on Eventbrite.com Get Tickets

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Rediscovering Family Stories

September 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
CHSA Museum, 965 Clay Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States

Expert genealogists Marisa Louie Lee, Jeanie Low, Grant Din, and Doug Joe share their personal journeys recovering their family histories. Their presentations will showcase different research processes and outcomes and give audiences an understanding of how to begin or enhance their own Chinese American family research. Seating is limited—Please reserve your tickets soon. Tickets include entry to event and CHSA galleries. Buy Tickets   About Presenters Grant Din is a great-great grandson of a Chinese railroad worker and grandson of…

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October 2019

“Three Coins” with Russell Low

October 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Donaldina Cameron House, 920 Sacramento St
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States

Russell Low’s family story is intertwined with American history. Low’s great grandfather, Hung Lai Wah and his brother Jick Wah, were two of the 12,000 Chinese laborers who finished the transcontinental railroad 150 years ago. The story of Lai Wah’s wife is just as important. Ah Ying was nine when she was sold into slavery and brought to America in 1880. She was defiant, refusing to be held down by slave owners, missionaries, or Chinese thugs. Against great odds, she…

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“Towards Equality” Closing Reception

October 13 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
CHSA Museum, 965 Clay Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States

Save the date! On October 13, 2019, we welcome the CHSA community to mingle at the museum and celebrate the success of our trailblazing exhibition Towards Equality: California's Chinese Women. While we are saying goodbye to Toward Equality for now, plans are in the works for future phased expansions of this important project. Please reserve your tickets soon. RSVP  

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