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Celebrating community resilience in this season of thanks giving!

Chinese Whispers Newsletter Vol 4.5 This time of celebration and giving thanks is especially meaningful as we face recent national events that challenge cross-cultural understanding across the country. We are grateful to you for supporting our work to bring hidden stories to light, and above all, we are grateful to those who paved the way […]

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Nurturing Community, Amplifying Voice — Chinese Whispers: Golden Gate

Chinese Whispers Newsletter Vol 3.2 One thing for sure – we don’t sit around here at CW! We’re gearing up for our crowdfunding campaign for Chinese Whispers: Golden GateSM, our flagship storytelling production about the Bay Area. This theater production will combine historical stories with contemporary immigrant stories from our workshops with the Chinatown Y, […]

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‘Heritage of Hope’ Honors Immigrant Experience

Chinese Whispers Newsletter Vol 3.1 We ushered in the year of the Horse on February 8 with Heritage of Hope, our third Lunar New Year storytelling celebration in partnership with the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. Braving wind and rain to join us read more…

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CW @ Shaping SF: The Legacy of Exclusion

Chinese Whispers Newsletter Vol 2.2 A standing-room only crowd packed into the Eric Quezada Center for Culture and Politics for our April ”Seeing Stories” program, The Legacy of Exclusion. read more…

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Listen in: The Legacy of Exclusion

Audio archive courtesy of Shaping SF An evening of stories and discussion about the impact of the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act (which wasn’t rescinded until 1943!) on the Chinese American community in San Francisco. This infamous legacy was both subtly woven into community cultural life, and overtly demarcated social and geographical boundaries. Chinese Whispers, a research […]

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Poetry and Storytelling Make Magic Onboard Ship

Chinese Whispers Newsletter Vol 2.1 Rapt audience filled the Shelterdeck of sailing ship Balclutha on Feb. 23 to honor the lunar year of the Water Snake at “Transformations and Renewals,” our joint celebration with the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. read more…

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CW’s StoryTour of Locke: Seats are filling up! Sign up now!

Please join us on a special tour of the historic town of Locke in the Sacramento Delta. This fun and meaningful tour will be led by ChineseWhispers story contributor Jeff Lee, a third-generation native of Locke, and by photographer James Motlow, co-author of “Bitter Melon: Inside America’s Last Rural Chinese Town,” a book that captures the faces and voices of the […]

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