On Monday, October 24th, the Chinese American Museum (CAM) in Los Angeles will host their Annual Commemoration to remember the eighteen lives lost during the Chinese Massacre of 1871.
5:45pm PDT: A special on-site pre-event screening of “Buried History,” a short film which maps out the violent night through today’s streets of downtown Los Angeles.
6:30pm PDT: The Commemoration event features keynote speaker Dr. Erika Lee, Regents Professor History and Asian American Studies at the University of Minnesota and this year’s recipient of the Champion for Justice Historymaker Award. Dr. Lee will draw connections between the historic tragedy and today, as xenophobia and racism towards Asian Americans continues to rise in the US.
The program concludes with a candle-light vigil, a reading of the names and traditional Chinese bowing ceremony led by FCAM Board Chair Dr. Gay Yuen.
This free event is hosted live in-person at CAM and is also available to watch virtually. Registration is required for both.
REGISTER HERE: camla.org/1871commemoration
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