Chinese Whispers + San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park celebrate Lunar New Year 2014

Heritage of Hope:
Immigrant Voices Then and Now

Saturday, February 8, 2014

The lunar new year of the Green Wooden Horse begins on January 31st. The horse symbolizes journeys and speedy success. Come celebrate the spirit of hope and persistence in the ongoing immigrant story. Join us on the 1886 sailing ship Balclutha — soak up the ambiance of the National Historic Landmark vessel, and let history come to life as past flows into present:

· Listen to contemporary stories from our “Immigrant Voices” workshops at the Chinatown YMCA, and ancestor stories including a new Angel Island story* from the upcoming 2nd edition of Island: Poetry and History of Chinese Immigrants on Angel Island, 1910-1940.
· Learn the fascinating backstory about the specialized role of skilled Chinese immigrants in the history of the cannery industry.
· Get inspired by writer Arlene Goldbard and share your stories and hopes about cultural belonging in audience story circles.

Space is limited – COME EARLY!

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For more info call 415.648.1302, send us an email or download our postcard and our flyer.

*Courtesy Judy Yung, from Island: Poetry and History of Chinese Immigrants on Angel Island, 1910-1940, Second Edition, edited by Him Mark Lai, Genny Lim, and Judy Yung, to be published by University of Washington Press in Fall 2014.

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Saturday, February 8, 2014, 2:00-4:00 pm

San Francisco Maritime
National Historical Park

Sailing ship Balclutha
in enclosed Shelter Deck
Hyde Street Pier
2905 Hyde Street, San Francisco 94123

Park Historic Vessels Admission: $5
Purchase ticket from Park ticket booth on Pier prior to boarding.
Space is limited so admission is on a first come first served basis.
Sailing ship Balclutha

Transit and Parking
Public Transit: Several MUNI bus and Cable Car routes stop close to the Pier--for MUNI information call 415/673-MUNI(6864) or
Parking: There are private garages in the Aquatic Park/Ghiradelli Square area. The closest street parking to the Pier is metered. 4-hour street parking is available at the end of Van Ness Avenue, 2-hour parking on Bay St. Visit for real-time meters pricing. We recommend public transportation.

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