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.
- Chinese Book Club
- Sábado 1 de Abril de 2017, 1:00 pmBiblioteca Central, Sala Latino/Hispana A & B
- Origami Club
- Sábado 1 de Abril de 2017, 1:00 pmBernal Heights, Bernal Heights: Sala de Reuniones
- Santa Fe Voices: Poems of New Mexico
- Sábado 1 de Abril de 2017, 2:00 pmMerced, Merced: Área Principal
- Tai Chi Tuesdays
- Martes 4 de Abril de 2017, 2:15 pmBernal Heights, Bernal Heights: Sala de Reuniones
- eReader and Tech Drop-In (English & Chinese)
- Miércoles 5 de Abril de 2017, 3:00 pmRichmond, Richmond: Sala de Reuniones
- WeChat (instruction in Mandarin)
- Viernes 7 de Abril de 2017, 1:00 pmBiblioteca Central, Sala de Computadoras
*Patrocinado por los Amigos de la Biblioteca Pública de San Francisco.