Thursday, April 11, 2013

Celebrate Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Month

Saturday, May 4 at 10:30 a.m.

• Asian Pacific Islander Biographies and Student Showcase: Power Point presentations, Portraits, and Research Projects compiled by students from Asian American Studies, San Francisco State University about people who made a difference. Kid's Projects:

• Make mini-books, a small kite, a paper airplane, and/or a folding vintage streetcar to remember.

• Peruse recommended books about Asian Pacific Islander Americans.

• Complimentary Resource Book: Crossing Boundaries Asian and Pacifica Islander Americans, published by The Association of Chinese Teachers, will be given to teachers, librarians, youth program staff in attendance.

• A few classroom sets will be available on loan to educators.

• Send an e-mail to to sign up for a classroom set which can be picked up during the celebration.

• Featuring:

- Don Chee, Chief Engineer of the F Line, for whom a street in San Francisco is named

- Mamie Tape, from the court case Tape v. Hurley, which established the right of Chinese Americans to attend public schools

- Wong Kim Ark, from the court case that established the right of citizenship by birth, on its 100th Anniversary

- List of Asian Pacific Islander Women for the Wall of Women Project

- Chinese shrimp fishing industry: Make an origami boat modeled after those that once sailed in San Francisco Bay

• Presented by The Association of Chinese Teachers (TACT), P.O. 210564, San Francisco, CA 94121 and Asian American Studies Department, College of Ethnic Studies, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132.

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