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MOCACITIZEN:Uncovering My Family Story with Amy Chin

  • 12 Apr 2015
  • Museum of Chinese in America 215 Centre Street, New York, NY 10013

MOCACITIZEN:Uncovering My Family Story with Amy Chin 

Sun, Apr 12, 2015 @ 2:30pm - 4:00pm 

Museum of Chinese in America, 215 Centre Street, New York, NY 10013


Admission: $12/Adult; $7/Student & Senior; FREE for MOCA Members (includes museum admission)
Register. http://www.mocanyc.org

  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. Through decades worth of carefully saved records, objects, and other personal artifacts of their immigration history, Amy shares not just the exploration of her family history and the history of Chinese in America, but an American history as well.

Amy Chin is an arts consultant based in New York City. Amy grew up in the Bronx where her family, like many others of that era, owned and operated Chinese laundries. Her family’s story has been recreated in a 12-panel graphic novel for the New York Historical Society’s Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion exhibition. 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.

    
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