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Encore Presentation: “The Chinese Exclusion Act”

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Chinese Exclusion Act


The Chinese American Museum of Chicago premiered the Director’s Cut of “The Chinese Exclusion Act” in February and has since received numerous requests for an encore presentation.

In collaboration with the Chicago South Side Film Festival, we are very excited to bring you the theatrical release of this excellent documentary.

Light refreshments will start at 11:30, and the screening will begin at noon. The film lasts about two hours, after which filmmakers Ric Burns and Li-Shin Yu will join us via video for Q&A.


Please RSVP (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-chicago-south-side-film-festival-presents-the-chinese-exclusion-act-tickets-48850367765) to reserve your spot!


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DATE AND TIME

Sun, September 30, 2018

11:30 AM – 3:00 PM CDT

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LOCATION

The Chinese American Museum of Chicago

238 West 23rd Street

Chicago, IL 60616

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Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration

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Come celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival with the Chinese American Museum of Chicago with music, food, storytelling, arts and craft, and more!

Also called the Moon Festival or Mooncake Festival, it is celebrated when the moon is believed to be the biggest and fullest, and mooncake is the main most characteristic festival food. Mid-Autumn Festival is a harvest festival celebrated in East Asian countries celebrated on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar. This year, it falls on September 24, so let's get the festivities started early!

This is a family-friendly free event, but RSVP is required.

DATE AND TIME

Sat, September 22, 2018

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM CDT

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LOCATION

Chinese American Museum of Chicago

238 West 23rd Street

Chicago, IL 60616

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Artist Talk and Film Screening of "Requiem"

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The Chinese American Museum of Chicago and re.riddle are pleased to present a screening of a documentary film by Jim Choi, "Requiem," based on the contemporary art exhibition by Summer Mei-Ling Lee, inspired by the untold story of the Chinese American diaspora, and the role of Tung Wah Group of Hospitals' efforts in repatriating displaced Chinese bodies back home during the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882-1943. The documentary film is a moving piece following the journey of the artist as she learns about the history of the bone boxes in relation to the diaspora. "Requiem re-traces a search for homelands and final resting places—an infinity loop of yearning and memory that implicates viewer, artist, the Chinese migrants of yore who sought to return to China after death, and those who facilitated this return" (Koh, C., Art Practical, 2018). Following the film, artist Summer Lee will speak about her experience working on the film and art installation.


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DATE AND TIME

Sat, August 25, 2018

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM CDT

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LOCATION

Chinese American Museum of Chicago

238 West 23rd Street

Chicago, IL 60616

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慶祝中秋節 // Mid-Autumn Festival

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Roots & Routes Initiative and Chinese American Museum of Chicago would like to invite everyone to a special night out in a hidden gem along the lakefront!!

There will be family friendly activities Chinese Lantern Making Activity * Community Prairie Planting *Storytelling

Location
31st STREET PARKING LOT, WEST OF LAKE SHORE DRIVE >>> ENTER THROUGH PARKING LOT WITH TALL FENCE, look for our tent and lanterns!

Set in Stone Gathering Space in the Burnham Wildlife Corridor


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DATE AND TIME

Sat, September 15, 2018

5:00 PM – 8:00 PM CDT

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LOCATION

Set in Stone Gathering Space

3155 South Lake Shore Drive

Chicago, IL 60616

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Restaurants That Shaped Chicago's Neighborhoods: Chinatown

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The neighborhoods that make up Chicago’s rich cultural landscape have been defined by the restaurants that anchor them. In Local Flavor, the popular food writer Jean Iversen chronicles eight beloved local eateries, from Chinatown on the South Side to Rogers Park in the far North, tracing the story of how they became neighborhood institutions.

Iversen has meticulously gathered the tales, recipes, and cultural traditions that define Chicago’s culinary past and present. Rich with firsthand accounts from local restaurateurs, their families, long-time customers, and staff, Local Flavor is a community-driven look at Chicago through a gastronomical lens.

Including recipes for popular dishes from each restaurant that readers can try at home, Local Flavor weaves together ethnography, family, and food history into a story that will enthrall both food and Chicago history lovers.

Come and hear about the restaurants that have shaped Chicago and especially Chinatown's Wow Kow Restaurant, which sadly closed in February this year.

Light refreshments to highlight Chinatown's diverse cuisines will be provided.

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DATE AND TIME

Sat, September 29, 2018

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM CDT

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LOCATION

Chinese American Museum of Chicago

238 West 23rd Street

Chicago, IL 60616

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