Community Calendar
Chinese Snuff Bottles from Southern California
October 29, 2016 – June 4, 2017

Drawn from nine private collections in Southern California, the snuff bottles shown in this exhibition represent an extraordinary variety of materials, from porcelain, glass, and cloisonne to rock crystal, limestone with fossils, and bamboo. These bottles reflect themes from history, mythology, poetry and prose, and religion.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
5905 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Hammer Building, Level 2

Roots: Asian American Movements in Los Angeles 1968 – 80’s
Thursday, January 19, 2017 – Sunday, June 11, 2017

Exhibit explores community activism. A members-only preview of the exhibition from 5:30-6 p.m. will be followed by a reception open to the public from 6-9 p.m.

Reservations are required by Jan. 16. by e-mail:

Who is Asian American?
How did we come into this shifting and expansive idea?

Contrary to popular perception, it is an identity defined out of protest. Starting in the 1960s, a group of young activists shaped "Asian America" through decades of fighting displacement, serving their communities, agitating for revolution, and analyzing the intersections of gender, race, and class.

From Little Tokyo to Chinatown to Historic Filipinotown to the West Side, in solidarity with Latino, Black, feminist, and international struggles, Los Angeles saw the rise of vibrant artistic and political movements.

Chinese American Museum
425 North Los Angeles St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Museum Website

Home of My Heart Video and Discussion
Presenter: Can To
Saturday, April 22, 2017
10:00am to 12:00pm

A young woman embarks on a journey to save her ancestral home from demolition.

Chinese American Citizens Alliance (CACA)
415 Bamboo Lane
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(close to Phoenix Bakery)
(213) 628-8015

CACA Website

Event Flyer

"The Originalist" and post-show discussion with Rev. Dr. Jonipher Kwong
Sunday, April 23, 2017
2:00pm to 5:00pm

Join OCA-Greater Los Angeles members, community allies, families and friends for an afternoon performance of The Originalist on Sunday, April 23, 2017, followed by a post-show discussion with prominent AAPI social justice advocates. We have secured a special 35 percent discount for you for this performance; please see flyer for purchasing instructions.

About the show: When a bright, liberal law school graduate embarks on a nerve-wracking clerkship with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia (1936-2016), she discovers him to be both an infuriating sparring partner and an unexpected mentor. As the country waits for Justice Scalia’s seat to be filled, The Originalist looks into the complexities of one of the most controversial American jurists of all times. This powerful work portrays the passionate people risking heart and soul to defend their interpretation of the truth, and the Constitution.

The Pasadena Playhouse
39 S. El Molino Ave
Pasadena, CA

With questions, email OCA-GLA at
OCA-GLA Website
Event Flyer

Calling All Student Artists
2017 Art Competition Opens

The 2017 National Art Competition is open and entries are being accepted from students K-12.
Deadline is April 30.

Sponsored by the Chinese American Museum and Chinese American Citizens Alliance, the annual competition has four divisions: Kindergarten-Grade 3; Grades 4-6; Grades 7-9; and Grades 10-12. Two $500 scholarships will be given to the Grand Award winners chosen from all the entries. First place winner in each division will receive $300; second place, $200; and third place, $100.

For official rules and details visit  or .

Application Form (PDF)

Finding Kukan, by Robin Lung
LA Asian Pacific Film Festival
Saturday, April 30, 2017

CHSSC is a community partner for the screening of Finding Kukan, presented by Visual Communications. Filmmaker Robin Lung uncovers the forgotten story of Li Ling-Ai, the un-credited female producer of KUKAN, an Academy A ward-winning documentary about World War II China that has been lost for decades. For more information visit the Festival Website .

Tateuchi Democracy Forum
111 N. Central Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Family Ties: Sharing the Past with the Future
A Chinese American Genealogy Workshop
Saturday, May 20, 2017

Loyola Law School
919 Albany St
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Chinese Family History Group of Southern California email:
Event Flyer
Workshop Schedule and Agenda

Methods to Pass Your Family History on to Family & Future Generations
(A one-day workshop)
Saturday, May 20, 2017
9:00am to 3:00pm


Chinese American Citizens Alliance (CACA)
415 Bamboo Lane
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(close to Phoenix Bakery)
(213) 628-8015

CACA Website

Passing What I Have Learned on to My Family
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
4:00am to 7:00pm

Pass your research and stories to present and future generations of your family. Use free and readily available tools such as Word, PowerPoint, Weebly or GENI to produce products such as a family tree; family timeline; family history slide show or video or booklet. Instructions to download these tools will be emailed with confirmation of participation. Examples and assistance will be given.

An updated announcement will be sent in late spring. If you are not a SCGS member, please bring a fully charged laptop or tablet.

Space is extremely limited and based on a “first-come; first served” RSVP reply.

Southern California Genealogy Society
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, CA 92504
(818) 843-7274

SGCS Website

Chinese Genealogy Workshop in San Francisco Chinatown
July 31, 2017 - August 2, 2017

This can be a 3 day workshop for attendees:
Day 1 Fundamentals (afterwards- beginners can take Day 2)
Day 2 Experienced Researchers (can take Day 1 for a review of the fundamentals and learn what they might have missed).
Day 3 Traveling to Taishan, Hands-On Research & Consultations.

After each workshop day, there will be evening round table discussions: between attendees, expert consultant & researchers, special topics, and a poster session.

Please register early to ensure your place (room size restriction) – we had 90 people in the previous workshop in San Francisco Chinatown.

Registration: $50 (1 day) $100 (2 days) & $125 (3 days) registration fee to defray the cost for the meeting room and associated fees. Please make your check for the registration payable to Henry Tom and send to:

Henry Tom
1987 N 165th Drive
Goodyear, AZ 85395

Event Flyer
Registration Form (PDF)