May 3 (H)API Hour with CAAGE for Chinese Historical Society of America

Celebrate APA Heritage Month by joining us for a (H)API Hour event with the Coalition of Asian American Government Employees (CAAGE) on Thursday, May 3rd from 5:30-8 pm at the Chinese Historical Society of America (CHSA) on 965 Clay Street (cross street Powell). A $10 voluntary donation at the door will support CHSA. Please RSVP to events@chsa.org:

Our special guest will be San Francisco Assessor-Recorder Phil Ting, the city’s highest ranking elected APA.

CAAGE’s long-standing goal is to promote the talents and strengths of APAs in public service by building relations with other employee and community organizations while supporting Asian leadership.

CHSA is proud to present Remembering 1882: Fighting for Civil Rights in the Shadow of the Chinese Exclusion Act. In 1882, Congress passed the nation’s first immigration legislation–a law to prevent people of Chinese descent from entering the United States. The act would tear apart families, cut the nation’s Chinese American population in half, and remove their right to become citizens.

Featuring an exhibit and museum theater piece, Remembering 1882 culminates in a panel discussion & reception May 9 from 4:30-6:30 pm at the Philip Burton Federal Building at 450 Golden Gate. The panel will investigate the historical significance of 1882, the subsequent civil rights struggle, and its ramification today.

RSVP on our evite or to info@hapihour.org.

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