Tre Maison Dasan is an intimate portrait of three boys growing up, each with a parent in prison. Told directly through the child’s perspective, the film is an exploration of relationships and separation, masculinity, and coming of age in America when a parent is behind bars.
When: Thursday, April 4, 2019, 5:30-8:00pm
Where: James Denman Middle School, Auditorium
(parking available in lot when you enter on Seneca Street)
Please RSVP by Friday, 3/22/19 at: http://bit.ly/TMDMOVIE2019
5:30 light meal and tabling from some of our community partners dedicated to supporting students impacted by parental incarceration
7:30-8:00 panel discussion with students who have been impacted by this experience facilitated by some of SFUSD's community partners.
All community members are welcome! We hope you can join us!
For more information about the film go to: https://www.tremaisondasan.com
2019 CONTEST THEME: MY CONTRIBUTION TO AMERICA
Entry Deadline: Friday, March 15, 2019
Asian Americans have had a historical part in shaping our country from the building of the transcontinental railroad 150 years ago to demanding for ethnic studies in schools 50 years ago. To celebrate these events, we invite you to share what you would contribute or add to our country.
Use the questions below to help spark ideas. You do not have to answer any of the questions as long as your entry is about your contribution to America as an Asian or Pacific Islander.
10 Best in Class winners will win a $500 award & Honorable Mention winners will also be selected. All winners will have their entries showcased on the AACI website and have a chance to be featured on NBC Bay Area.
Join us as TACT celebrates 50 years!
San Francisco Scottish Rite Masonic Center
2850 19th Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132
The Association of Chinese Teachers is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization (Tax ID #94-2325485) and your contribution is tax deductible up to the extent permitted by law.
Awarded Best Documentary at Jiangmen China’s Microfilm Festival
Film showing and book talk, "Chop Suey and Sushi from Sea to Shining Sea," by Dr. Raymond Douglas Chong. An intimate odyssey to discover the Chong (Zhang) ancestral roots from Kaiping, China to Gold Mountain. Tracing their origins of the Chop Suey food-ways across America.
January 20, 2019, Sunday 2:00 PM-5:00 PM
388 Ninth Street, Suite 290. Oakland, CA 94607
cosponsored by Oakland Asian Cultural Center and Eastwind Books of Berkeley
Raymond Douglas Chong’s journey in search of his family roots in Kaiping, Guangdong, China leads to his ancestral village where he interviews villagers and uncovers its peasant history With remarkable footprints, Chong traces his family’s five generation migrations to America. Following great-great-great and great-great grandfathers who worked as laborers in gold fields during the California Gold Rush and the Far West’s Transcontinental Railroad.
Then during the restrictive Chinese Exclusion Act which banned migrating workers and women, Chong’s grandfather joined a credit partnership, opening a foodway of Chop Suey (cuisine) houses. Raymond Douglas Chong’s family story is a unique personal view spanning the full spectrum of Chinese in America.
Raymond Douglas Chong is a civil engineer , cofounder and past president of Oakland Asian Students Educational Services (OASES). He is coauthor of the newly published book, Chop Suey and Sushi from Sea to Shining Sea: Chinese and Japanese Restaurants in the United States, published by University of Arkansas Press. Author, historian, poet, lyricist and filmmaker.
The Association of Chinese Teachers (TACT) invites SFUSD Chinese American high school seniors who will graduate in June 2019 to participate in its scholarship program. TACT will award scholarships of $2000 to $4000 each to students whose goals will benefit the Chinese American community. Applicants are required to complete an application form and submit it with 2 letters of recommendation and official transcript by February 20, 2019.
Selection Criteria: Semi-finalists will be selected according to the following criteria:
Counselors: Download the announcement letter
Contact Cynthia Cen if you have any questions.
Saturday, October 20, 2018 9 – 11:30 AM
Lakeshore Alternative Elementary School, 220 Middlefield Drive,
San Francisco, CA 94132
May 10, 2019 will mark the 150th anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad.
Approximately 12,000 Chinese workers cleared giant trees and boulders, blasted through granite rock to forge tunnels, dangled over raging rivers, lifted and planted heavy iron rails and ties for the Central Pacific Railroad over the snowy Sierra Nevada Mountains. Their work was unheralded and the loss of lives has been incalculable.
The Association of Chinese Teachers (TACT) seeks to celebrate their work with teacher resources for elementary, middle, and senior high school. Displays of books, railroad workers’ food, posters, and activities will honor their role in helping our nation become one of the economic powerhouses of the world.
9:15 Welcome/Schedule for the Day
10:10 Railroad Picture Books K-5: Lorraine Dong
Space is limited, so RSVP as soon as possible to Jeannie Woo firstname.lastname@example.org with TACT in the subject line. Please indicate your grade level and school. Register by October 6, 2018 to receive teacher resources.
Both filmmakers will be present at this screening, and they’ll also show a clip of their current project.
DATE: Sunday, September 9, 2018
TIME: 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.
EVENT: Chinese American Dreams: An Afternoon of Films by Two Chinese American Filmmakers
SYNOPSIS: A double feature film screening of My Life in China (Kenneth Eng) and Tested by Curtis Chin. Both filmmakers will be present to show clips from their upcoming documentary Our Documentary and hold a Q&A discussion.
PLACE: San Francisco Main Library, Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
This is a short video made by an SFSU student of our Main Library event on the Transcontinental Railroad on April 29, 2018. Check it out!
Credit: San Francisco State University student Darien Roeurth.
The California Academy of Sciences is seeking a Chinese-Bilingual Educator
They are looking for Cantonese-bilingual applicants in particular, but also welcome candidates fluent in Mandarin.
They do not require candidates to have technical or scientific translation/interpretation skills, but language fluency is one of their requirements, as they are trying to better support the language needs of SFUSD students within their programs.
The position would be a great fit for someone who
In celebration of Asian Pacific Islander American (APIA) Heritage Month and in commemoration of the 1869 completion of the Transcontinental Railroad:
When and Where
Sunday, April 29, 2018
12:00 Noon-3:00 p.m.
San Francisco Main Public Library
Latino/Hispanic Community Meeting Room
100 Larkin Street (at Grove)
San Francisco, CA
• Craft activities for all ages (rock rubbings, railroad logos, maps, create a diorama of Chinese railroad workers, make a paper train)
• Book Displays about Chinese Railroad Workers
• See examples of Chinese Railroad Food
• Activities (balance heavy baskets with poles, lift a section of iron rail, touch a replica of a railroad spike, match railroad logos, use replica money for snacks)
• Media (Power Points, DVD) for elementary, middle, and senior high school
• Poster Displays of the Chinese role in the Central Pacific Railroad
• See a map of railroads built by Asian Pacific Islander Americans (APIA) in the late 1800s
• Goody Bag for first 50 kids under 12
The Association of Chinese Teachers (TACT)
Asian American Studies at San Francisco State University (SFSU)
Square and Circle Club
The Magazines & Newspaper Center, San Francisco Public Library
This event is partially funded by the Instructionally Related Activities (IRA) Fund at San Francisco State University and the Lonnie K. Chin Curriculum Grant.