May: Chinese Exclusion Act
On May 12th we gathered in community for the Oakland premiere of the new Chinese Exclusion Act documentary, a groundbreaking new film shedding light on the United States' history of exclusive immigration policies as it relates to our current political moment.
Heartfelt thanks to all who participated in the Chinese Exclusion Act event! Whether or not you could come, there are lots of ways to continue the learning. Check out the following:
- PBS Premiere of the Chinese Exclusion Act full-length documentary: Tues, May 29 8-10 pm, Ch. 9, KQED.
- Chinese Historical Society Exhibit: The San Francisco Chinese Historical Society now houses the permanent exhibit on Exclusion/Inclusion. Learn more about field trips and guides for educators.
- Sharing Oakland Family Stories: Join the Chinese American Citizen Alliance at Oakland Lodge on Friday, June 8th at 7:30 pm to share stories of how your family was impacted by the Chinese Exclusion Act, in Oakland's Chinatown: 303 8th Street, 2nd Floor. Contact CACA President Doug Wong or call 510-928-7657 for more information.
- Curriculum Sharing, Collection & Development: Special appreciation to all of the educators who stayed to be a part of the curriculum workshop. If you are a teacher interested in helping to develop curriculum to fill the gaps in our textbooks, please contact Lizzie. We're proud to share the OUSD curriculum which launches nationally this year: bit.ly/cealessonset