Upcoming Events

Family Ties: Adventures in Finding My Family Stories

Date: April 13, 2021

Time: 5 – 6pm PDT

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On April 13, 2021 @ 5 pm PDT, the inaugural program, Adventures in Finding My Family Stories, welcomes moderator Michael Ho who will ask panelists Marisa Louie Lee, Bo-Gay Tong Salvador, and Brian Yee to share their personal experiences with their genealogy adventure. The panelists will share what motivated them to uncover pieces of their family history, their most meaningful discoveries, and what inspires them to continue searching for answers.

CAM and the Chinese Family History Group of Southern California are collaborating to present Family Ties, a series of virtual programs made to inspire viewers to start exploring their own family history. Throughout the series, each program will feature a diverse group of speakers who can offer different perspectives and ideas to approach the genealogy journey.

Thank you to our community partners:

  • Visual Communications
  • Chinese Historical Society of Southern California
  • The China Society of Southern California
  • Bay Area Chinese Genealogy Group

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Kid’s Story Time Featuring Asian American Children’s Authors 

Date: April 14, 2021 

Time: 4 PM PST 

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Book: Goldy Luck and the Three Pandas by Natasha Yim 

Join our next Kid’s Story Time Featuring Asian American Children’s Authors on Wednesday, April 14 @ 4 pm PDT. Miss Rita will be reading Goldy Luck and the Three Pandas, written by Natasha Yim and illustrated by Grace Zong. The book is a fun and festive story that retells the tale of Goldilocks and the Three Bears.  

This book is suited for children 3-5 years old, though we welcome children of all ages with parental supervision.  

Kid’s Story Time is hosted in partnership with the Chinatown Branch Library with stories read by Children’s Librarian, Rita Law. 

About the author 

Natasha Yim is an American Chinese children’s and young adult author. When she was in 7th grade, an English teacher gave her the assignment to create her own island, makeup names of lakes, mountains, cities, with interesting characters and write a story. She had so much fun using her imagination, she wanted to be a writer ever since. Most of her career has been in counseling or social work. It was there, reading and telling stories to kids who were away from their families, that she discovered the power of stories to soothe, comfort, and inspire children.  

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A Chinese American Giant: The Y.C. Hong Story

Post Film Panel Discussion with Director Rick Quan 

Date: Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Time: 5:00 pm PDT

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Join us for a screening of the documentary film, “A Chinese American Giant: The Y.C. Hong Story” followed by an insightful panel discussion.

Film director Rick Quan joins the panel to discuss the significance of Y.C. Hong’s contribution to American society. Panelists include the son of Y.C. Hong, Nowland Hong, community historian, Eugene Moy and curator of the Pacific Rim Collection at The Huntington Library, Li Wei Yang. Panelists will discuss Hong’s life and legacy as one of the first Chinese American lawyers in the U.S. whose advocacy helped unite thousands of Chinese families during the period of the Chinese Exclusion Act.

You can screen the documentary from the comfort of your home; all registrants will receive a link to view the documentary a week before the event. We will reconvene on April 20 for the discussion at 5 pm.

This program is presented by the Chinese American Citizens Alliance in collaboration with the Chinese American Museum and the Chinese Historical Society of Southern California.

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