A Place of Inclusion

About ‘A Place of Inclusion’

The Chinese American Museum and Rose Hills Memorial Park & Mortuary are collaborating to establish “A Place of Inclusion” — a monument to educate visitors about the Chinese Exclusion Act. The monument will be erected at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier, California. The inspiration for the monument’s design was selected from submissions received from students of Cal Poly Pomona’s School of Environmental Design. In addition to the monument, the “Place of Inclusion” project includes a supplement to existing fourth grade history books used in California schools. This supplement will explain the role and contributions of Chinese immigrants to the United States, as well as the passage and subsequent repeal of the Chinese Exclusion Act. The project builds upon the passage of House Resolution 683, which yielded a formal expression of regret by the United States for the Chinese Exclusion Act.


Please click here to learn more about the Chinese Exclusion Act 0f 1882.

How to be involved

Get Involved Fundraising for the construction of the monument and the textbook supplement is currently underway. The success of this project will only be possible through private participation. Please donate so that this important part of American and Chinese-American history will not be lost or forgotten. Donations in any amount are welcome.


How to donate


By mail
Download ‘A Place of Inclusion’ Donation Form