Chinese American Contributions to USA

March 7, 2021 (Sunday), 4PM Pacific

Join us for a presentation titled, “From Foundations to Frontiers”, a new landmark study commissioned by the Committee of 100 on the enduring contributions of Chinese Americans to American society over the past 175 years.

This study was completed by the Economist Intelligence Unit (Research Division for the Economist Magazine). You may access the study here and the press release here.

This virtual presentation will offer a new perspective and hopefully further understanding and appreciation of America’s ethnic and cultural diversity by highlighting Chinese American experiences and contributions. 

This event is scheduled for March 7th, Sunday, at 4pm PT. The event will be a 30 minute presentation from the Committee of 100 followed by a facilitated Q&A.

REGISTER – Here.

View the CHSA recorded American Chinese Restaurants program

If you missed the CHSA American Chinese Restaurants! program live, the recording is now available! Click here to watch!

Please support CHSA and your local Chinatowns. Please send local resources to CHSA so we can add them to our resources toolkit.

We hope you can join CHSA for our next program, Ching Ling Foo: America’s First Chinese Superstar! Sat, March 20, 2021 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM PDT

View the Chien-Shiung Wu Commemorative Forever® StampFirst Day of Issue Dedication Ceremony online now

Thank you for your interest in the virtual First Day of Issue Ceremony for the Chien-Shiung Wu Commemorative Forever® Stamp. This virtual ceremony will be carried on the Postal Service’s social media channels, Facebook and Twitter.

Event details


A virtual event on Facebook and Twitter

If you missed the virtual ceremony click the link below for Facebook viewing.

For details on how to watch the virtual event: https://about.usps.com/…/chien-shiung-wu-commemorative…

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) is holding a First-Day-of-Issue Ceremony for the Chien-Shiung Wu Commemorative Forever® Stamp. This virtual ceremony will be carried on the Postal Service’s social media channels on Facebook and Twitter.

Dr. Chien-Shiung Wu (1912-1997) was a Chinese immigrant who became a nuclear physicist in an almost entirely male-dominated field in the 1950s. She worked with Oppenheimer and Fermi on the Manhattan Project, helping develop the method for separating nonfissionable uranium 238 from fissionable U-235—the bomb’s key fuel. Her experiment on the non-conservation of parity disproved a fundamental law of physics that had been considered incontrovertible for 30 years. The male theoretical physicists she worked with were awarded the Nobel Prize in 1957, but she did not get the award this time, nor for earlier work on Beta decay that was also considered Nobel-worthy. She was awarded the inaugural Wolf Prize in Physics in 1978. Her expertise in experimental physics evoked comparisons to Marie Curie. She’s one of only two individuals being honored with stamps this year, and in a year that the USPS is honoring Asian-American achievement. The art for her stamp was done by Asian-American painter Kam Mak.

Pre-orders for the Chien-Shiung Wu Commemorative Forever® Stamp are available at store.usps.com

For details on how to watch the virtual event: https://about.usps.com/…/chien-shiung-wu-commemorative…

To purchase the commemorative stamp: https://store.usps.com/…/chien-shiung-wu…

Event participation instructions:

Facebook
If you choose to watch a virtual Postal Service stamp event through your mobile device:

  1. Download the Facebook app from your phone’s app store. (If you already have the app, go to step 3.)
  2. Sign in to your Facebook account.
  3. In the search box, type USPS.
  4. Select “Pages” and click the “Like” button for “US Postal Service.” (Note: You must “Like” USPS to be able to view the virtual event.)
  5. Once you have liked USPS, go to the USPS Facebook page.
  6. Scroll down the page until you see “Posts.”
  7. Click on the event. (Note: If you are experiencing technical difficulties or the event doesn’t start exactly at the scheduled time and you don’t see the livestream, keep refreshing your page until it becomes available.)

If you choose to watch a virtual Postal Service stamp event through your desktop or laptop, sign in to your Facebook account.

  1. In the search box, type USPS.
  2. Select “Pages” and click the “Like” button for “US Postal Service.” (Note: You must “Like” USPS to be able to view the virtual event.)
  3. Once you have liked USPS, go to the USPS Facebook page.
  4. Scroll down the page until you see “Posts.”
  5. Click on the event. (Note: If you are experiencing technical difficulties or the event doesn’t start exactly at the scheduled time and you don’t see the livestream, keep refreshing your page until it becomes available.)

Twitter
Mobile view: Open Twitter app. If you don’t have a Twitter account, you can download the Twitter app and create your own account, or open twitter.com/USPS from your phone’s web browser. Once the ceremony begins, the virtual event will appear at the top of the USPS Twitter feed. If the ceremony doesn’t appear, keep refreshing the page until the event appears.

Desktop view: Sign in to your Twitter account or open twitter.com/USPS from your computer’s web browser. Once the ceremony begins, the virtual event will appear at the top of the USPS Twitter feed. If the ceremony doesn’t appear, keep refreshing the page until the event appears.

Bay Area Lunar New Year Events

Posted in Bay Area Parent

Janine DeFaoJan 15, 2021 Updated Feb 2, 2021

Feb. 12 marks the start of the Lunar New Year, the Year of the Ox. The second animal of the Chinese zodiac, the ox represents honesty, hard work and determination. While large-scale events remain on hold due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, Bay Area organizations are still planning celebrations, mainly online but some with in-person opportunities, such as a “parade” of painted ox sculptures that will be placed around San Francisco.

Click the blue event title for more details.

Asian Art Museum Lunar New Year events. The San Francisco museum will host a series of online Lunar New Year events, including a family-friendly storytelling session on Jan. 28 at 6 p.m., with stories of animals and beasts and a close look at artworks from the museum collection. Recommended for ages 10 and up. You can register for free here or make a donation up to $25.

Chinese New Year Festival and Parade. This year’s famous parade and in-person festivities have been canceled due to COVID-19 but the parade sponsor, the San Francisco Chinese Chamber of Commerce, has instead planned a televised special to be broadcast at 6 p.m. on Feb. 20 on KTVU. “The Year of the Ox on Parade” will take place from Feb. 3 to March 14 with 11 life-sized ox sculptures, each designed by a different artist, on display throughout San Francisco.

Chinese New Year Talk. Join the Santa Cruz Chi Center and Dr. LeTa, doctor of acupuncture and Chinese medicine, in person or online on Feb. 13 at 9 a.m. for a new year talk on feng shui energies and more. $20. 

Filoli Lunar New Year. Filoli will host a virtual Lunar New Year celebration on Feb. 12 with demonstrations, talks and more. Check website for details. 

Oakland Asian Cultural Center Lunar New Year Celebration. This year’s celebration will take place online on YouTube Live from Feb. 12-18 with a variety of events highlighting different cultures that celebrate Lunar New Year. 

Oakland Museum of California Lunar New Year Events. OMCA will hold a series of virtual events for its 20th annual Lunar New Year Celebration, including a Chinese Zodiac storytime with author Oliver Chin on Feb. 12 and a virtual trip to Taiwan on Feb. 26. The events can be found on the museum’s YouTube channel. Starting the week of Feb. 15, there will be instructions for at-home crafts including red envelopes and Chinese Zodiac animal masks at OMCA at Home.

Progression, A Purple Silk Concert.

Friday, February 26 at 7:00 pm PT

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Dear Friends and Family of Purple Silk,

We wish to thank all of you for supporting us through the years.  Since the initiation of the program in 1995 by Sherlyn Chew, you have encouraged and guided us.  Let us thank you by inviting you to Progression, A Purple Silk Concert.

This will be a free virtual concert, emceed by Maestro Michael Morgan of the Oakland Symphony and with a guest appearance from our Purple Silk alumnus, Strauss Shi, performing a virtuoso piece from George Bizet’s Carmen Fantasy.

As many of you know, we all have had our challenges during this COVID-19 year.  Like school systems all over, we, as a music program, have also had to reorganize our lessons with our students.  Our coaches have continued lessons with students through Zoom. You, our supporters, encourage us to provide for our students so that they can maintain continuity, discipline and achievement during these difficult times.

Please join us Friday, February 26, 2021, at 7:00pm for an evening of enjoyment.  We will highlight our 26 years of how we began, what we do, where we’ve been.  We’ll give you an insider’s view of our coaches, our students and our performances. Please register at Eventbrite for your ticket. 

REGISTER HERE ON EVENTBRITE


Feel free to share this with your family and friends who may be interested. We are looking forward to seeing you at our concert!

Sincerely,
Purple Silk Music Education Foundation

If you wish to support us, donations can be made through PayPal.

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Payable to: PSMEF

Mailing address: PSMEF
                            484 Lake Park Ave., #366

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BACGG New Year Recipes

INTRODUCING THE VIRTUAL BACGG CHINESE NEW YEARS RECIPE FLIP-BOOK

Chinese New Years is almost upon us and we hope you are making plans to prepare for the Year of the Ox.  Today we launched our virtual BACGG Chinese New Years Recipe Flip-Book to share with you. Each recipe is a traditional dish and a family favorite to welcome in the New Year. The first five recipes includes a link to watch the video of home chef demonstrating how to make their dish.   Enjoy!   

We are still collecting family recipes to include into our BACGG Cookbook. Please email them to bacgg.jeannie@gmail.com by February 27, 2021. 

Chinese American Research: Challenges and Discoveries

  • Wednesday, February 10, 2021
    • 2:00pm Eastern
    • 1:00pm Central
    • 12:00pm Mountain
    • 11:00am Pacific
    • 7:00pm GMT

Registration https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4564025900074699023

The Chinese Exclusion Act, in effect from 1882-1943, made it difficult for Chinese to immigrate to America but also created a myriad of documents, many stored in the National Archives, which help genealogists. Researchers often have to determine if family names are “real” or “paper” because of what people had to do to overcome discriminatory laws. The workshop will provide an introduction to these and many other resources, and offer suggestions on other available documents and organizations.

Presenter: Grant Din

Grant Din has conducted genealogical research for over thirty years and currently serves on the board of the California Genealogical Society. He served on the staff of the Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation for eight years and currently volunteers there to manage the Immigrant Voices website with over 220 stories of West Coast immigrants from throughout the world. Grant’s interest in genealogy started at a wedding reception in his youth, where a relative showed him a page from a family tree showing he is in the 36th generation of the Gong family (he’s also a 24th generation Owyang). He holds a Certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University, an M.A. in public policy analysis from Claremont Graduate University, and a B.A. in sociology with emphasis on urban studies from Yale University, and has traveled throughout the U.S., China, and Japan for his research. Recently, Grant was a part of the research team for The Six, an upcoming film about the Chinese who survived the Titanic. He has over thirty years of experience in the Bay Area non-profit sector and lives with his family in Oakland, CA.

How to Prepare for the Year of the Ox

To help you prepare for the Year of the Ox, we are Introducing our BACGG virtual flip-book on “How to Prepare for the Year of the Ox.”  This virtual flip book is only a highlight and we invite you to do more research on your own. Start by talking to your family to gather any forgotten personal family New Year traditions. 

We are also collecting family recipes to include into our BACGG flip-cookbook. Please email them to bacgg.jeannie@gmail.com by February 27, 2021.