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ONLINE EVENT—Chinese in the Richmond
November 14, 2020 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
ONLINE EVENT—As development on the west side of San Francisco increased in the 20th-century, restrictive racial covenants preventing people of color from owning homes and operating businesses in the Richmond and Sunset Districts directly impacted the demographic makeup of the area. In 2017, the Chinese Historical Society of America (CHSA) launched a traveling exhibition called “Chinese in the Sunset” that shows how the 1960s civil rights movement and subsequent legislation removed those restrictions, how social attitudes changed, and how different perspectives within the community has created the vibrant Outer Sunset district we know today. Archival research and oral histories for a companion exhibition, “Chinese in the Richmond,” in collaboration with the Western Neighborhoods Project is currently underway. Join us via Zoom on Saturday, November 14, 2020, at 12:00 pm as we sit down with Palma You and Steve Haines from CHSA for a discussion on what they discovered in the Sunset, what we’re working to reveal in the Richmond District, and how your story can be a part of this history. Hosted by Western Neighborhoods Project (WNP) Please register for this Zoom event through the WNP Event Listing. For more information on Chinese in the Richmond, go to www.outsidelands.org or contact Nicole Meldahl, Executive Director of Western Neighborhoods Project, firstname.lastname@example.org. This project is supported by a Humanities for All Project Grant.