Plus a preview of May APA Heritage Month events
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This Saturday @ 1pm: Author Karen Kao presents The Dancing Girl & the Turtle at CHSA Learning Center

Author Karen Kao presents: The Dancing Girl and the Turtle  Saturday, April 22, 2017, 1:00-2:30pm at CHSA Learning Center
Just a friendly reminder to visit CHSA this Saturday, April 22nd to meet Karen Kao as she presents her debut novel The Dancing Girl and the Turtle. *Books available for purchase and signing at the event, CASH ONLY. Learn more about the book and RSVP here >

Fight the New Exclusion!

#fightexclusion #repealexclusion #neveragain

As we prepare to mark the 135th anniversary of the Chinese Exclusion Act, we are deeply disturbed by the dangerous rise in incidents of racist rhetoric, hate crimes and violence against people of color, and anti-immigrant policies that parallel what occurred during the the Chinese Exclusion era.

CHSA asks you to join us to resist and fight the new Exclusion. We will share short lists of recommended actions and readings to help #fightexclusion. And starting this May, we will host a series of events and exhibits about the legacy of Exclusion and its lessons for today.
Learn about our campaign to Fight the New Exclusion here. Tell us @chsamuseum how you #fightexclusion, and contribute to the cause at
To kick things off, here are actions to take to #fightexclusion:
Share with @chsamuseum how you #fightexclusion

Chip in $5 to help #fightexclusion & make history's lessons relevant to today.

CHSA’s May APA Heritage Month Events:

SF City Hall
Remembering 1882 exhibit by CHSAMay 1, 2017

Remembering 1882 exhibit opens at SF City Hall

On view throughout May to commemorate the 135th anniversary of the Chinese Exclusion Act
Saturday, May 13, 2017

AVIATRIX: The Katherine Sui Fun Cheung Story

Film screening about a woman who defied the odds to pursue her dream of flying. Plus a Q&A with director Ed Moy. At CHSA's Learning Center; RSVP on Eventbrite >
Thursday, May 18, 2017

CHSA After Hours: APA Heritage Month Celebration

Come join CHSA in celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month for a fun night at the museum with drinks, snacks, music, and community engagement. Light refreshments, music, art, and more. RSVP on Eventbrite >
May 27, 2017

The Chinese Exclusion Act screening at Koret Auditorium, SF Main Library

Documentary by filmmakers Ric Burns and Li-Shin Yu, co-presented by CHSA. Details at

Community Events

To mark the 135th anniversary of the Chinese Exclusion Act on May 6th, join a pan-Asian alliance of over 30 community organizations to take a stand against anti-immigrant and refugee policies! Details and updates to be posted at
Rally for Inclusion
Saturday, May 6, 2017, 12-1:30pm
Portsmouth Square, San Francisco Chinatown
With a CHSA membership, enjoy unlimited admission to the Museum and discounted or free entry to programs.
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Sat.–Sun. 10am-4pm

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