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DECEMBER 17, 2022, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA — The Friends of the Chinese American Museum is disappointed in the subtle and underlying racism exhibited by the Purdue University Northwest’s chancellor Thomas L. Keon on Saturday during one of the university’s commencement ceremonies. We hold our academic leadership, especially higher education leaders, to do better, and especially at a ceremony where young, educated leaders learn how to be citizens and people. The apology he gave, that it was ‘offensive and insensitive’ does little to diminish over a century of anti-Asian bashing and violence that Asian Americans have faced in the United States and throughout the world. Instead of educating and modeling what global and educated citizenship can look like, he demonstrated that, at a moment when levity was merited, he resorted to racist caricatures. (more…)
OCTOBER 13, 2022, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – The Friends of the Chinese American Museum strongly condemn the racism expressed by Los Angeles City Councilmembers Nury Martinez, Kevin De Leon and Gilbert Cedillo. We hold our leaders, especially our elected officeholders, to the highest standards of conduct – in public, and especially in private. The announcement of Martinez’s resignation is a good first step towards healing the City. We now call for the immediate resignations of Councilmembers De Leon and Cedillo.
And we’re back! We welcome visitors and members new and old to experience our exhibitions in-person. The museum limited hours of operation are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 10am – 3pm PDT.
Origins: The Birth and Rise of Chinese American Communities in Los Angeles, a permanent, cutting edge exhibition celebrating the growth and development of Chinese American... Read more
This exhibit narrates Chinese immigration to the United States with an emphasis on community settlement in Los Angeles. The display is outlined into four distinct... Read more