Starting this May APA Heritage Month 2017, we will host a series of events and exhibits about the legacy of Exclusion and its lessons for today. Learn the history of Exclusion, build community, and take action at these upcoming events and special exhibits:

Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion exhibition at CHSA

CHSA’s permanent exhibition chronicles the complex history of the Chinese in America, from the early days of the China trade to the history of Chinese immigration and the life of Chinese Americans. The exhibition extensively covers the Chinese Exclusion era, which helped forge America’s system of border controls, created categories of illegal immigration and “aliens ineligible for citizenship,” and established the principle of race-based immigration that Congress amplified through subsequent laws. Learn more about the exhibition here >

Monday, May 1, 2017
Remembering 1882 at San Francisco City Hall
1 Dr Carlton B Goodlett Pl, San Francisco
CHSA’s Remembering 1882 exhibit will be on display at SF City Hall throughout May. Remembering 1882 explores the historical debate around the Exclusion Act from its origins through its full repeal in 1968, the civil rights struggle of Chinese Americans and allies, and the historic importance of habeas corpus in the Chinese American community.

Saturday, May 6, 2017
Rally for Inclusion: Remembering the 135th Anniversary of the Chinese Exclusion Act

12-1:30pm at Portsmouth Square in SF Chinatown, 733 Kearny Street, San Francisco
On the 135th anniversary of the passage of the Chinese Exclusion Act, join a pan-Asian alliance of community organizations, to stand together in solidarity to resist the Muslim travel ban and anti-immigrant and refugee policies. Excluding immigrants on the basis of race and religion was wrong then, and it’s wrong now! Details and sponsors TBA at

Saturday, May 13, 2017
AVIATRIX: The Katherine Sui Fun Cheung Story

Film screening about a woman who defied the odds to pursue her dream of flying. Plus a Q&A with director Ed Moy. At CHSA’s Learning Center; RSVP on Eventbrite >

Thursday, May 18, 2017
CHSA After Hours: APA Heritage Month Celebration

Come join CHSA in celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month for a fun night at the museum with drinks, snacks, music, and community engagement. RSVP at Eventbrite

Saturday, May 27, 2017 1-4pm
The Chinese Exclusion Act
Documentary film screening at Koret Auditorium, SF Main Library

CHSA is co-presenting The Chinese Exclusion Act documentary by filmmakers Ric Burns and Li-Shin Yu, a film about a 19th-century law with 21st-century lessons, and inspired by the exhibit Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion.

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