Two Languages/One Community Reception and Reading

Join writers Michael Warr and Chun Yu–along with Paula Marie Parker,  Michael Wong, Denise Pate, Dera R. Williams, and Cecilia Graybeal, participants of the Two Languages/One Community literary workshop series–for a reception featuring readings of their new poems and essays. These short creative writing pieces reflect upon the theme of “family,” and will be presented in English and Mandarin.

Date: Saturday, May 26, 2018

Time: 4:00-5:30pm

Cost: Free


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Chinese Ancestry Day

Presented by the Oakland Asian Cultural Center & California Genealogical Society

May 26, 2018

$60 General Admission
$40 for CGS Members

Save the date of Saturday, May 26 as a special day of learning the fundamentals of genealogy tailored for Chinese families. Sponsored by the California Genealogical Society and the Oakland Asian Cultural Center; and The Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation, and The California Historical Society.

This event will cover basic steps to build your Chinese family tree. Time will be allotted for sharing stories and problem solving.

Featured speakers:

Felicia Lowe:
Keynote including excerpts from her film Chinese Couplets

Grant Din:
The Importance of Family Stories.

Marisa Louie Lee:
Chinese Exclusion Act Records at the National Archives.

John Wong (Friends of Roots/Root Plus):
A Pilgrimage to Your Ancestral Village.

Lunch from Peony Restaurant is included in the registration.

Oakland Asian Cultural Center
388 Ninth Street, Ste 290 
Oakland, CA 94607

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The Chinese Exclusion Act

Film / Dialogue / Workshop

Saturday, May 12 | 10:00 AM — 1:00 PM

This May, during Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, APISA and the Sanctuary Schools Taskforce along with Chinatown community organizations and the Center for Asian American Media will host a screening of the new PBS documentary, The Chinese Exclusion Act, a groundbreaking documentation of largely forgotten history of the anti-Chinese movement across the Western United States from the mid-1850s to World War II.

APISA will lead a community discussion afterward with Professor Greg Mark whose family fought anti-Chinese laws in Oakland Chinatown in the 1930s, and OUSD teachers will lead a Curriculum Workshop sharing classroom activities our district is using to engage students this year, which will be launched nationally this year. Please join us for this unique opportunity to better understand our country’s history of immigration policy within today’s political context.

For more information about the OUSD Sanctuary Schools “Dream, Resist & Educate” Event Series: https://www.ousd.org/Page/17294

For more information on the Asian Pacific Islander Student Achievement Initiative: www.ousd.org/apisa

This event is generously supported by War Taxes Redirected by the People’s Life Fund and the SF Foundation Rapid Response Fund, and co-sponsored by the Chinese American Citizens Alliance, OUSD Office of Equity, OUSD Sanctuary Schools Taskforce, Oakland Asian Cultural Center, Center for Asian American Media, and OUSD’s History Department & Teachers.


 

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