Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2022
CAM invites you to join us in celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month with a series of in-person and virtual programming will be presented to honor the diversity within our community.
Registration is now open! Click here to register!
We look forward to seeing you online or in-person (IRL).
Wednesday, May 4th at 4:00 – 4:30pm PDT | Special Edition Kids Storytime Featuring Asian American Children’s Authors (virtual)
CAM is kicking off AAPI Heritage Month with a very special edition of Kids Storytime Featuring Asian American Children’s Authors! Tune in virtually with the little one(s) as CAM and Miss Rita welcome guest author Ruth Chan for a reading of her book, “Thank You, Neighbor,” followed by a fun arts and crafts activity! This book is suited for children 4-8 years old, though we welcome children of all ages with parental supervision.
Please click here for printables for the At-Home activity:
Saturday, May 7th at 10:30am – 12:30pm PDT | LA’s Chinatown Murals: Connecting Past and Present (in-person)
Grab your walking shoes and join us for an in-person walking tour! Developed in conjunction with our latest exhibition, “Collective Resilience: Asian American Artists Honoring Our Community’s Strength and Unity,” this tour begins at the Chinese American Museum and takes you through the Chinatown community! FCAM Board Member and community historian Eugene Moy will guide the tour and share the stories of LA’s Chinatown through the public art in the neighborhood. Guest artists from our exhibition will also be featured.
*Tickets are required, space is limited. Proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test is also required to attend.
Tuesday, May 17th at 6:30 – 8:00pm PDT | An Untold Past: Chinese Americans in Los Angeles (in-person & virtual)
Learn about the many Chinatowns that have existed throughout Los Angeles’ history. Moderated by FCAM board member and Cal State LA professor Juily Phun, PhD, the program will bring the stories of our museum to life with a conversational panel discussion and live audience Q&A. Panelists include Will Gow, PhD, Isabela Seong-Leong Quintana, PhD and CAM Executive Director Emerita Suellen Cheng. This program will be open to the public for in-person viewing in addition to a live stream via Zoom.
*Registration is required, space is limited. Proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test is also required to attend in-person.
Tuesday, May 24th at 4:00 – 4:30pm PDT | Kids Storytime Featuring Asian American Children’s Authors (virtual)
Join Miss Rita for a reading of “Playing at the Border: A Story of Yo-Yo Ma” written by Joanna Ho! This lyrical picture book tells the famous cellist’s immigration story and how he uses music to build bridges between cultures. This book is suited for children 4-8 years old, though we welcome children of all ages with parental supervision.
Saturday, June 4th at 11:00am – 4:00pm PDT | Collective Resilience Zine Fest (in-person)
CAM will host a zine festival to commemorate the closing of AAPIHM celebrations at El Pueblo Historical Monument. This program is hosted in conjunction with our current exhibition, “Collective Resilience: Asian American Artists Honoring Our Community’s Strength and Unity.” Similar to the themes of the exhibition, the Zine Fest will bring artists together to share their work centered around AAPI culture, art, and identity. The festival will feature interactive workshops for all ages and an opportunity to purchase zines and more from the artists!