Chinese American Genealogy Conference 2016 | Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA)

Chinese American Genealogy Conference 2016 | Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA)

July @ MOCA: Daily Walking Tours, David Henry Hwang, Helen Wan on the Bamboo Ceiling

July @ MOCA: Daily Walking Tours, David Henry Hwang, Helen Wan on the Bamboo Ceiling

Mission Possible: In Conversation with Frank H. Wu, Feb. 5

Fri, Feb 5, 2016 @ 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Admission: $12/Adult; $10/Student & Senior; Free for MOCA Member

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Please join us for a conversation between MOCA President Nancy Yao Maasbach and Frank H. Wu, a leader in legal education and a champion for a new paradigm of civil rights, on his insight and understanding into the contemporary Chinese American experience.

Speaker Bio

Frank H. Wu is currently a Distinguished Professor at University of California Hastings College of Law. He previously served as Chancellor & Dean at University of California Hastings College of Law. He previously served as Chancellor & Dean at the school, receiving a unanimous vote for renewal to a second term after having been voted the most “influential” dean in legal education in a poll by National Jurist magazine.

Before joining UC Hastings, he was a member of the faculty at Howard University, the nation’s leading historically black college/university, for a decade. He served as Dean of Wayne State University Law School in his hometown of Detroit, and he has been a visiting professor at George Washington University, University of Maryland, University of Michigan; an adjunct professor at Columbia University; and a Thomas C. Grey Teaching Fellow at Stanford University. He taught at the Peking University School of Transnational Law in its inaugural year.

He is the author of Yellow: Race in America Beyond Black and White, which was immediately reprinted in its hardcover edition, and co-author of Race, Rights and Reparation: Law and the Japanese American Internment, which received the single greatest grant from the Civil Liberties Public Education Fund. He is writing a book on the Vincent Chin case, and his op-ed discussing the significance of the subject appeared in The New York Times on the thirtieth anniversary of the crime. Other op-eds have appeared in the Washington Post, LA Times, and Chicago Tribune. He blogs regularly for Huffington Post.

MOCACITIZEN: Uncovering My Family Story with Amy Chin, Apr. 12

Sun, Apr. 12, 2015 @ 2:30pm – 4:00pm

Admission: $12/Adult; $7/Student & Senior; FREE for MOCA Members (includes museum admission)

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Amy Chin’s multi-generational family story – told through 12 graphic novel panels – is part of the exhibition Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion at the New-York Historical Society. Join us for a behind the scenes look at how Amy researched and uncovered her family’s century-old history in America.

Amy grew up in the Bronx where her family, like many others of that era, owned and operated Chinese laundries. For decades, Amy’s family carefully saved records, objects, and other personal artifacts of their immigration history. In piecing it together the exhibition, Amy also delved deeply into government archives and other repositories to reveal more secrets of the family’s past. Amy will talk about that research, the journey and some of the secrets she discovered along the way.

(Pictured above: Amy Chin, presenting the graphic panels on her family’s history at the New York Historical Society during AABANY’s Special Group Tour of Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion on April 4)

MOCAFAMILY: Lunar New Year Family Festival, Feb. 28

Blaaast into the New Year with MOCA! Visitors of all ages are invited to celebrate Chinese and Chinese American traditions and folk arts! Enjoy an awe-inspiring lion dance, create zodiac themed crafts, embark on storytelling journeys, and sway along with Chinatown’sRed Silk Dancers – and much more family fun at MOCA, so herd on over!

Tickets: $10/person; $8 for all MOCA Dual and Individual Level Members; Free for MOCA Family Level Members and above, children under 2, and Cool Culture families. Advance online purchase recommended.

View festival schedule in PDF.

In collaboration with: Bian Dang & Kung Fu Ramen.


Performances & Demonstrations

11:00 am: Lion Dance Performance and Workshop by theColumbia University Lion Dance Troupe
1:00 pm, 3:00 pm: New Year Festival Dances with theChinatown’s Red Silk Dancers*
2:00 pm: Tastes of the New Year: Tasting & Demonstrations

Workshops & Other Activities

11:00 am – 4:00 pm: Drop in Arts and Crafts Activities: Fantastic Firecrackers and Zany Zodiac Puppets
11:00 am – 4:00 pm: Rest + Play
12:00 pm, 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm: Legends Story Time

Teaching Artist Demonstrations

11:00 am – 4:00 pm: Calligraphy Corner with Tianyi Shan
11:00 am – 2:00 pm: Fish for More! with’s Jenny Chan
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm: Balloon Animal Art with Artist Corinne Robkin
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Zodiac Face Painting

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Puppet Making + Puppetry with Chinese Theatre Works

* Denotes a ticketed event. Ticketed events are free with admission, but have limited capacity.

Save the date for more Lunar New Year activities:

MOCACREATE: Museum Makeover!
Dates: Saturday, February 7 and 21, 2015
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Free with Museum admission.

Walking Tour Special: Preparing for the New Year in Chinatown

Dates: Offered on Saturdays and Sundays in February from Saturday, February 7, 2015 through Sunday, February 22, 2015
Time: 11:00 am and 1:00 pm.

CELEBRASIA: New Year Festivities for Families

CelebrASIA NYC is a collaboration amongst leading cultural institutions in New York City designed to introduce children to Asian festivals and themes. Children are invited to ring in many Asian New Years from January to March by participating in hands‐on workshops and programs. Follow CelebrASIA on Facebook for the latest updates on events.