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SAN FRANCISCO–Called to Rise Symposium

November 1, 2019November 3, 2019

Free – $120

SAN FRANCISCO–Called to Rise: Chinese Americans’ Involvement in World War II will be a two-day symposium on November 2nd and 3rd hosted by the Chinese Historical Society of America (CHSA). The symposium will explore Chinese Americans’ extensive involvement in the war effort during World War II. Military historians and veterans will share topics of service before 1941, during WWII, community activism at home, and the legacies of service. CHSA will display a travelling exhibit, screen WWII films and rededicate the War Memorial at Chinatown’s St. Mary’s Square. The event will offer different learning opportunities for audiences to engage with World War II history. Tickets $60-$120. 

November 2, 2019
9am-3:30pm @ Cameron House
The day will feature presentations on:
Prewar & Histories of Combatant Service
Support Operations: Surviving Veterans’ Experience
The Homefront
Legacies of Service
Light snacks and boxed lunch will be included.

November 3, 2019
10:30am Memorial Rededication @ St. Mary’s Square
12:30pm Lunch @ Chinatown
2:30pm Called to Rise Exhibition @ CHSA

Chinese American Citizens Alliance and American Legion Cathay Post 384 join CHSA in the rededication of the WWI and WWII memorial. Lunch will be at St. Mary’s Cathedral with a program. The day ends at CHSA for a viewing of the exhibit Called to Rise: Chinese Americans in World War II

This film is supported by California Humanities through a Humanities for All Quick Grant.


November 1, 2019
November 3, 2019
Free – $120


Cameron House
920 Sacramento Street
San Francisco, CA 94108 United States
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