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!
*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.