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September 25

Thanks to a lot of work by Susan Chan, each TCCC program now has its own blog/newsletter. I am very pleased to use the inaugural issue of the History Program blog to discuss TCCC’s exciting plans for spring of 2016.

Starting March 19, 2016, TCCC will host “I Want the Wide American Earth: An Asian Pacific American Story,” produced by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) and the Smithsonian’s Asian Pacific American Center. This groundbreaking exhibition catalogues the history of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States in a 30 banner display. It includes the topics we all love, like food and music, as well as those that are hard to discuss, like exclusion and Japanese internment.   A mobile app is available, allowing viewers to hear short talks by experts while viewing the exhibition. See:  http://www.sites.si.edu/exhibitions/exhibits/asianPacificAmericans/index.htm

HistoryNewletter-01I’ve included one of my favorite publicity stills from the Smithsonian, the Angkor Dance Troupe of Lowell, Massachusetts. (Photo ©James Higgins).

During the run of the exhibition, TCCC and its partners, including Pan Asian Community Alliance, will hold a series of events, including school field trips, films, events hosted by Asian and Pacific communities, Martial Arts Day, speakers, and finally an Asian Pacific Island Heritage Festival on May 6 and 7th, with all the food and performances you love.

I’ve already learned a lot from working on this project. Who knew that our own Patsy Lee marched in protest in Tucson when Vincent Chin was murdered in Detroit? We’ll be studying this story more when filmmaker Curtis Chin screens his documentary “Vincent Who?” at the first full day of the exhibition.

Truly, we have so much planned, that I cannot discuss all of it right now. Keep an eye out for the forthcoming calendar of events. You can always call the TCCC front desk at 520-292-6900 for information. The exhibition will be with us until May 29th, 2016. It is free unless there is a special event with admission. Let’s take advantage of this great opportunity to bring our children, our families and all our friends to learn about the Asian Pacific American experience!

Robin

 

I Want the Wide American Earth: An Asian Pacific American Story was created by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES). The exhibition is supported by a grant from the W. K Kellogg Foundation.

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感謝Susan Chan做的大量工作,讓每個TCCC項目現在有了自己的博客。我很高興能在

歷史項目博客的創刊號上來推出圖森華人文化中心(TCCC) 而零一六年春的激動人心

的計划。

二零一六年三月十九日,由史密森尼學會旅游會展服務和史密森尼的亞太裔中心策

划制做的“I Want the Wide American Earth: An Asian Pacific American Story展

將在TCCC隆重展出。這一開拓性的展覽將使用30幅畫卷來展示亞太裔在美國的歷史。

它將包括一些我們所喜愛的主題, 比如美食和音樂;也涉及一些令人沉重的主題,

比如排華法案和日裔美國人的集中營令, 等等。還將有一個移動app, 讓觀眾一邊觀

看展覽一邊听專家介紹。我最喜歡的吳哥舞蹈團的宣傳劇照也會出展。

為了配合這次展覽,TCCC及其合作伙伴Pan Asian Community Alliance,將舉行一

系列活動,包括學校學生參觀,主題電影,其他亞太裔社區主辦的活動,武術節,

演講, 等等。最后, 5月6日和7日,將迎來亞洲太平洋島國文化節,敬請期待您所喜

愛的食品和表演。

在為這次活動做准備的過程中我學到了很多。有誰知道,Vincent Chin當時在底特

律被謀殺時,在圖森,我們的Patsy Lee 曾加入流行?展覽的第一天, 導演Curtis

Chin將為我們播放他的紀錄片“Vincent Who?”,屆時, 我們會對這個故事有更多

的了解。

無疑,有這么多的活動,現在我不能一一描述。請留意即將到來的活動日程。本屆

展覽將從2016年3月19日一直持續到2016年5月29日。除了特殊的活動有票价以外,大

部分活動將是免費的。讓我們利用這個大好的机會,帶來我們的孩子,我們的家庭和

我們所有的朋友,了解亞太裔在美國的歷史經歷!

若冰

 

 

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