Herstory: Chinese American Women, 165 Years of Struggle and Success

Herstory: Chinese American Women, 165 Years of Struggle and Success

Friday 9 a.m.5 p.m.  
Saturday 1 p.m.6 p.m.  

Drawn from the personal collection of Dr. Chang C. Chen, Herstory features rare photographs and case descriptions of efforts by Chinese American women to gain legal standing in the U.S. Beginning in 1852, the exhibit documents women who fought for equal treatment in the eyes of the law and for citizenship and immigration rights. Far from being passive, Chinese American women have a legacy of resistance, from advocating for the right to public education to fighting against discriminatory detention and deportation. At a time of public debate around immigration and belonging in the United States, this exhibit shines a light on the “herstory” of brave women who fought for their place in America and the place of future generations.

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