Speaker Series Lecture @ History Park SJ

Starts: April 2, 2017 at 1:00 pm
Ends: April 2, 2017 at 3:00 pm

Location:  2nd floor of Firehouse in History Park, 635 Phelan Ave., San Jose, CA 95112
Admission: Free

Please join the Chinese Historical and Cultural Project (CHCP) as we present two very timely discussions on the struggles of Chinese immigrants:

  • At 1:00 pm: Documentary about the Supreme Court case: Yick Wo v. Hopkins, that gave Chinese laundry owners equal protection under the 14th Amendment.
  • At 1:30 pm: “Talkin’ Race & Identity in America” – a dramatic reading presented by Citizens United Theater Silicon Valley (CUTSV), featuring contemporary and historical perspectives on social justice issues in our nation. CUTSV will include a section honoring the life of the late Philip Choy and his incredible accomplishments (in theme with our Ching Ming Remembrance Day). Philip Choy was an architect, teacher, author, advocate for civil rights, and an expert historian on the Chinese American experience.

Also come learn about the cultural rituals observed by many Chinese on Ching Ming (a traditional Chinese celebration honoring ancestors) at the Chinese American Historical Museum, which will be open from 11 am to 4 pm. (This year’s Ching Ming, Grave Sweeping Day, officially occurs on April 4, 2017.)

Parking: Park for free on local streets or use the San Jose city parking lot on Phelan Avenue ($6 fee).

Directions: Exit Highway 280 at 10th St., then go south on 10th St., left on Keyes St., right on Senter Rd., left on Phelan Ave. History San Jose is ahead on left; visitor parking lot ($6 fee) is straight ahead at end of Phelan Ave.