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MONTEREY PARK– Herstory: Chinese American Women 165 Years of Struggle & Success Exhibit and Reception

September 10, 2017 @ 7:00 am8:30 am


MONTEREY PARK–Attend the opening reception of the Herstory exhibit and meet exhibit curator, Dr. Chang C. Chen.  After the reception see the ten exhibit panels highlighting 165 years of  Chinese American Women’s history, struggles and successes.  The Herstory exhibit presents the stories of ordinary people who fought for their rights, and in doing so, helped to shape a new world for Chinese Americans and the rest of the world. The exhibit features the legal cases fought in the U.S. Supreme Courts and the Supreme Courts in various states. These legal cases present a rare look of Chinese-American women’s history going back to 1885 when the California State Supreme Court ruled that Chinese-American children had a right to public education and to attend public schools. “Herstory” is a traveling exhibit that has toured the National Museum of History (Taipei, Taiwan), the Historic Public Meeting Hall (Tainan, Taiwan), Chicago Public Library, San Francisco Public Library, Los Angeles Public Library, Hawaii State Public Library, and others.  The exhibit is provided to the Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library by curator, Chang C. Chen, PhD, JD, who is dedicated to the documentation of the legal history of Chinese Americans.  The public is invited to a reception on Sunday, September 10 at 2 pm in the Friends Room where they can meet Dr. Chang C. Chen and hear her story of why and how she collected photographs, personal stories and the timeline of legal history for the exhibit and her book, Herstory: The Legal History of Chinese American Women. Sunday, September 10, 2017, 2:00 pm Reception @ Library’s Friends Room Sunday, September 10-30, 2017 Exhibit @ Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library 318 S. Ramona Avenue, Monterey Park, CA 91754  For more information, contact Cindy Costales, Senior Librarian Adult & Teen Services, (626) 307-1398, This event is part of California Humanities’ program “Library Innovation Lab: Exploring New Ways of Engaging California’s Immigrant Communities.” The Library Innovation Lab pilot project will provide training, support, and resources to a cohort of programming librarians, enabling them to design and implement new public humanities projects that will reach and engage underserved immigrant groups in their communities during the program period. To learn more about Library Innovation Lab, please visit our webpage here.


September 10, 2017
7:00 am – 8:30 am


Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library
318 S. Ramona Avenue
Monterey Park, CA 91754 United States
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