*The Chinese Exclusion Act

What It Can Teach Us About America: Author Reading
Event detail
Add to my calendar
 

Please join Benjamin Railton, PhD, Associate Professor of English and American Studies at Fitchburg State University in Massachusetts, as he talks about and reads from his recent publication, The Chinese Exclusion Act: What It Can Teach Us about America.  This provocative study uses the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act to explore two critical strands in American Studies: policy conversations on legal and illegal immigration as well as social and educational conversations on diversity and multiculturalism.  At the same time, it highlights stories - such as those of the Angel Island poets and of Yung Wing and the 120 students at his Chinese Educational Mission - that give a hopeful and instructive perspective on the challenges of today.

This author event will be in English only.

Upcoming Events

Children's Day Japanese Tea Ceremony
Sunday, May 3, 2015
Western Addition, Western Addition Meeting Room
Alvin Ho Read-Aloud Book Club
Monday, May 4, 2015
Visitacion Valley, Visitacion Valley Meeting Room
Preschool Yoga Storytime!
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Western Addition, Western Addition Meeting Room

More related events

Upcoming Classes

Qigong Healing: Sound, Energy, & Color
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
West Portal, West Portal Children's Area
Tai Chi Thursdays!
Thursday, May 7, 2015
Bernal Heights, Bernal Heights Meeting Room
Thai Cooking Demonstration
Saturday, May 9, 2015
Bernal Heights, Bernal Heights Meeting Room

More related classes

*Funded by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.

Take our survey