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Herstory Exhibit Opens

March 9 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


The earliest Chinese American women who came to the U.S. in 1785 were mostly merchant’s wives and housemaids. In the following 165 years, these women pioneers established an impressive legal history. They not only fought to become American citizens but also fiercely fought for their right to be treated with dignity as human beings. Our exhibit showcases the legal milestones and often harrowing stories of these brave women. Before their lives and accomplishments are completely lost in the annals of history, we aim to tell her story. We finally give voice to those Chinese American women who paved the way for our past, present and future. This is a grand departure from the typical exhibit with historical posters. Art speaks louder than words! The exhibit opens March 9. It is an unprecedented multi-media art installation meant to memorialize and celebrate courageous Chinese American women.

Exclusive Opening, Reception, and Lecture
Date: Saturday, March 9, 2019
Lecturer: Dr. Chang Chiu Chen, Attorney at Law and Author of Herstory – The Legal History of Chinese American Women (2016)
Time: 2-4pm
Location: Chuang Archive and Learning Center
                   541 Second Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
Admission Fee: $5, Free for Museum Members 


March 9
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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San Diego Chinese Historical Museum
404 Third Avenue
San Diego, 92101 United States
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San Diego Chinese Historical Museum
619 338 9888