Getty Marrow Undergraduate Internship Program Applications are Open!

We are excited to offer two (2) paid, full-time internships via the Getty Marrow Undergraduate Internship Program to two (2) qualified students! We are currently offering a Public Programs position and a Digital Engagement position. Check out our Opportunities page for more information.

Spring Fest 2023 is Coming Up!

The Chinese American Museum and El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument is excited to present our annual New Year Festival! This year, CAM welcomes spring with Spring Fest 2023 (formerly known as Lantern Festival) on Saturday, March 4th from noon to 5pm!

 

Bring your family and friends to the Chinese American Museum for an exciting day full of multicultural performances, family-friendly activities, and year of the rabbit inspired crafts. Spring Fest 2023 is a FREE event, follow our social media for updates!

Statement of the Friends of the Chinese American Museum

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…)

The Commemoration of the Chinese Massacre of 1871

On Monday, October 24th, the Chinese American Museum will host our Annual Commemoration to remember the eighteen lives lost during the Chinese Massacre of 1871. The Commemoration event features a special on-site pre-event screening of Buried History and keynote speaker Dr. Erika Lee, Regents Professor History and Asian American Studies at the University of Minnesota. The program concludes with a candle-light vigil, a reading of the names and traditional Chinese bowing ceremony led by FCAM Board Chair Dr. Gay Yuen.

Register Here

Statement of the Friends of the Chinese American Museum

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.

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Beyond the Page with Richard Lui

Sit down with us for Beyond the Page with Richard Lui on Tuesday, July 26th @ 6:30pm PDT at the Chinese American Museum! Listen in on the conversation between Lui and FCAM board member Paula Madison as they talk about his latest book, Enough About Me: The Unexpected Power of Selflessness. Together, the two will explore themes in his ‘anti-self’ self-help book such as the ‘selfish pandemic’ in America and how practicing selflessness can bring joy to your life and those around you. 

The first 50 guests to arrive in-person will receive a FREE copy of Lui’s book! 

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40th Anniversary of the Murder of Vincent Chin

Join the County of Los Angeles Commission on Human Relations and CAM on Thursday, June 23, 6:30 – 8:30pm PDT for the 40th Anniversary of the Murder of Vincent Chin, a Chinese American draftsman from Detroit brutally murdered in 1982 in an act of racism. This year’s commemoration will be held in person at the El Pueblo Historical Monument Kiosko Plaza. In honor of Vincent Chin, there will be a candlelight vigil, speakers, performances, music, and more.
Watch the Livestream here: LA vs Hate on Facebook

Join CAM for our 26th Annual Historymakers Gala

The Chinese American Museum proudly announces our 26th Annual Historymakers Awards Gala which will take place in-person on Wednesday, September 28, 2022. The gala’s theme, Our Voices, Our History highlights our honorees’ achievements in amplifying the voices of Asian American communities through representation and advocacy.

Celebrate AAPIHM 2022 with CAM!

CAM invites you to join us in celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month! We will be hosting a series of in-person and virtual programming to honor the diversity within our community. Events will be held between May 4th – June 4th, registration opens April 26th. Click here to see our calendar of events!

25th Annual Historymakers Awards Gala

The Chinese American Museum proudly hosted our 25th Annual Historymakers Awards Gala on Thursday, December 16, 2021 from 7-9 p.m. The gala’s theme, Collective Resilience: Rising in Unity highlighted our honorees’ achievements in amplifying the voices of the Asian American communities through representation and advocacy in media and civic engagement. In case you missed the premiere, please visit CAM Historymakers (camla.org) and use code CAM18.