Join us as TACT celebrates 50 years!
San Francisco Scottish Rite Masonic Center
2850 19th Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132
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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.
Come support scholarship recipients from these SFUSD schools!
Current High Schools: Washington, Marshall, SF International, Mission, Lowell, Lincoln, John O'Connell, and Galileo.
Former Middle Schools: A.P. Giannini, Aptos, Francisco, Gateway, Marina, Presidio, and Roosevelt.
Former Elementary Schools: E.R. Taylor, Garfield, Gordon J. Lau, Jefferson, R.L. Stevenson, Sutro, and Yick Wo.
See below for the full list!
Date: April 27, 2018
Venue: Imperial Garden
Address: 2626 San Bruno Ave, San Francisco, CA 94134
Parking: MLK has graciously opened up their parking lot on Bacon Street (Cross Street: Brussels Street). There is street parking & bank parking after hours at your own risk.
Ada May Zhu: Galileo HS, Francisco MS, Gordon J. Lau ES
Alayna Kwan: Lowell, A.P. Giannini, Jefferson ES
Carrie Li: Galileo HS, Marina MS, Gordon J. Lau ES
Chaoming Zhang: Lowell, Marina MS, Yick Wo ES
Daniel Jai: Lincoln HS, Gateway MS, R.L. Stevenson ES
Jialin Lu: Galileo HS, China; Qifeng MS, Huangqi Primary School
Jiehua Huang (Crystal): Washington HS, Francisco MS, ES in China
Kayla Lam: Galileo HS, Presidio MS, Yick Wo ES
Linda Ngo: Washington HS, Roosevelt MS, Sutro ES
Lisha Li: Galileo HS, Francisco MS, Gordon J. Lau
Malia Rose Jenkins: Washington HS, Marina MS, Garfield ES
Meilu Huang: Galileo HS, China; Taishan Xinning MS No. 2 Elementary School in Jiangmen
Thi Luc: Thurgood Marshall HS, Vietnam; Mach Kiem Hung MS, Nguyen Viet Xuan
Victoria Louie: John O’Connell HS, Aptos MS, E.R. Taylor ES
Xinyi Tan: Mission HS, China; Guangdong Experimental MS, Shimen Experimental Primary School
Yingmei Liang: San Francisco International HS, China; Chenjinglun MS, Guifeng ES
These portraits and biographies of outstanding APIA women were created by students from the Asian American Studies Department (AAS) at San Francisco State University (SFSU) and have been adapted by TACT for Grade 2. All are free downloads but a $5 donation to the TACT Curriculum Committee would be most appreciated!
Encourage students to find main ideas and draw items that depict the work of the individuals in the space around their portrait:
Ruth Asawa, Elaine Chao, Christine Chen, Heather Fong, Jacqueline Nguyen, Mine Okubo, Velma Veloria, Flossie Wong-Staal
Additional biographies may be found in TACT: Crossing Boundaries.
List of outstanding APIA Women.
UESF is preparing the field campaign to get the new parcel tax passed in June. UESF is working with a broad coalition of supporters to get our members an additional salary increase. It will be between 6 and 7% of teachers' base pay. Through polling,Cantonese-speaking voters have been identified as a key component for this election. The campaign has two job opportunities:
1. Full-time organizer- between 35 and 40 hours a week, salary range - $4000/ month
2. Part-time organizer- About 5 hours a week, @ $40 /hour. This is a UESF area organizer position. The focus of this work will be outreach to our members at sites and the families of our students.
Please contact Lita Blanc for details:
President, United Educators of San Francisco
2310 Mason Street
San Francisco. CA 94133
tel. 415 956-8373