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March 2020

Rescheduled: February CantoMeet

March 1 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
CHSA Museum, 965 Clay Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States
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Interested in improving you Cantonese language abilities? Join us at CHSA for the opportunity to work with linguist Patrick Chew! Cantonese learners of all abilities are welcomed, whether you are just learning for fun or have been speaking Cantonese all your life. While this is a free event, a $5 donation is suggested so that CHSA may continue providing free programming. Want to practice before this month's meeting? Check out our CantoMeet page for all the resources Patrick recommends, as…

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Free Docent Tour

March 7 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
CHSA Museum, 965 Clay Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States
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CHSA now offers free regular museum docent tours once a month to visitors who want to learn more and engage with Chinese American history in the United States. Explore the museum's galleries with a trained docent, who will provide an in-depth explanation of the topics raised in our groundbreaking exhibition Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion. If you've always wanted to delve more deeply into the complex history of the Chinese in America, and how their experiences relate to present-day events, now is…

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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 over 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, the website Stop AAPI Hate has been created to document incidents of discrimination with the goal of finding a…

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Online Discussion: Community Connection

April 22 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Online San Francisco, CA United States

While the shelter-in-place remains in effect, we want to continue engaging as a community. Join CHSA for a roundtable discussion about the books, TV shows, and films that have been entertaining you during the shelter in place. Were you able to watch KQED's Finding Kukan or Netflix's Tiger Tail? What did you enjoy about The Woman Warrior and Rich People Problems? What have you missed the most about visiting Chinatown? This is an open community discussion to keep the CHSA…

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