2014

 

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Social and Cultural Understandings of Being Disabled
December 14, 2014 | 3pm
Chinese American Museum

Join the Chinese American Museum as we explore the cultural barriers and stigmas surrounding mental, physical, and developmental disabilities in the Asian American community.

In Support of Transpacific Ties: Bridging Los Angeles and Hong Kong Through Art, an exhibit currently on view at the Chinese American Museum.

SPEAKERS

Raymond Kwong
Leadership Graduate
Asians and Pacific Islanders with Disabilities of California

Francis Siu, Ph.D., C.R.C.
Special Education and Counseling
California State University,Los Angeles.

Peter Wong, Ph.D.
Research Director,
Asians and Pacific Islanders with Disabilities of California

Please reserve your seat by emailing RSVP@camla.org

COMMUNITY PARTNERS
El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument
Chinese American Citizens Alliance – Los Angeles Lodge
Exceptional Children’s Foundation
Charter College of Education – Cal State LA


 

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Chinese Islamic Cuisine: A Delectable Discussion
December 7, 2014 | 6pm

Chinese Islamic Restaurant
7727 E. Garvey Ave.
Rosemead, CA 91770

Directions to the Restaurant

$20 per person | $18 per CAM member

Join the Chinese American Museum as we host a dinner and engaging discussion at China Islamic Restaurant in Rosemead about the Muslim population in China and the role of Islam in Chinese culture.

Since the 7th century, Chinese Muslims have been a national ethnic minority, whose population is currently estimated at 30 million in the country, primarily in the northwest province. Chinese halal food evidences the cultural and culinary historical influence of the Silk Road, and brings it to 21st-century Los Angeles.

Featured dishes will include traditional green onion sesame bread, stews, and noodle dishes.
Chinese Islamic Cuisine: A Delectable Discussion is part of the LA / Islam Arts Initiative.  The initiative is presented by the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) with major support from the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, the National Endowment for the Arts, the California Community Foundation, the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), the Barnsdall Art Park Foundation, and the Sister Cities of Los Angeles Organization.

RSVP is required.  Space is limited.  You can reserve a seat by emailing rsvp@camla.org

Photography Courtesy of Rubina H. (yelp user)

 

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Liquid Heat: The Evolution, Production, and American Obsession of Hot Sauces
June 5, 2014 | 7pm
Chinese American Museum

Looking back to the 17th Century, Charles Perry discusses British attempts to make imitation soy sauce and its role in the evolution of hot sauces, and director Griffen Hammond screens his short documentary Sriracha that chronicles Huy Fong Food owner David Tran and the cult following that Sriracha has developed.

A Discussion by Charles Perry
Co-founder and President of the
Culinary Historians of Southern California

A Screening of Sriracha
by Griffin Hammond
Director and Writer

Community Partners
El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument
Department of Cultural Affairs – Los Angeles
Cal Humanities
Culinary Historians of Southern California

*This project was made possible with support from Cal Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. For more information, visit www.calhum.org.


 

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A Decade of Change: Asian Pacific America from 2003-2014
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 | 7pm
Chinese American Museum

The Chinese American Museum celebrates its 10th anniversary by reflecting on events, challenges, and achievements within Asian Pacific America during the past decade. We invite you to join us as community members look back at events, community issues and policies that have impacted our communities in recent history.

PANELISTS

  • Warren Furutani, Director of  Serve the People Institute
  • Stewart Kwoh, First Vice Chair, Board of Directors of Asian American Advancing Justice
  • Ryan Wong, Curator of ‘Serve the People: The Asian American Movement in New York’

MODERATOR

Linda Vo, Department of Asian American Studies of University of California, Irvine

Please reserve your seat by emailing rsvp@camla.org or by calling 213.485.8567

‘A Decade of Change: Asian America from 2003-2014’ is part of CAM’s 10th Anniversary programming and observes Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Month.

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Let’s Dish it Out!  A Discussion on Asian American Foodies
May 13, 7 PM
Chinese American Museum

Asian Americans utilize social media more than any other ethnic group in the United States.  This may explain why there appears to be a disproportionate number of Asian American food bloggers and “Yelpers” in Los Angeles.  This panel explores the growing influence and role of Asian Americans in contemporary Los Angeles food trends. Are Asians Americans truly the new “taste-makers” in Los Angeles, or even nationally?

Moderated by Nguyen Tran of Starry Kitchen, a formerly underground kitchen gone legal, the panel will include:
  • Cathy Chaplin, writer of ” The Food Lover’s Guide to Los Angeles” and creator of gastronomyblog.com.
  • Robert Ji-Song Ku, author of Dubious Gastronomy: The Cultural Politics of Eating Asian in the USA, co-editor of Eating Asian America: A Food Studies Reader, and Associate Professor of Asian American Studies at Binghamton University.

Reserve your seat by email rsvp@camla.org

COMMUNITY PARTNERS
El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument
Cal Humanities
Department of Cultural Affairs – City of Los Angeles
OCA-GLA
Culinary Historians of Southern California
Project by Project

“This project was made possible with support from Cal Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. For more information, visit www.calhum.org.”


Lantern Festival
March 1, 12 Noon – 10 PM
Chinese American Museum

Visit www.camla.org/LALanternFestival for more details