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

The Chinese American Oral History Project
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Cal State LA is starting up a Chinese American oral history project, headed by Dr. Juiles Phun. Come and help support the project and it's kick off.

Please rsvp by Friday, May 26, 2017 so they can have a head count for food if you can make it.

Contact  or call (323) 343-3067 for additional information.

Project Website

The Chinese Impact in the Philippines
Professor Suzie Ling of Pasadena City College
Saturday, June 3, 2017
12:30pm - 3:30pm

Chen’s Chinese Restaurant
2131 East Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90503
(Parking in lot beside restaurant. Presentation is preceded by a Chinese luncheon.)

1.5 million citizens of the Philippine Islands claim pure Chinese ancestry. As Pacific Rim countries gain importance, what do we really know about the Chinese/Filipiaos and their dominant role in the culture of the Philippines? Join us for a presentation by Prof. Suzie Ling, sponsored by the US-China Peoples Friendship Association.

Prof. Ling is an associate professor of History and Asian Studies at Pasadena City College. She will bring to life the dramatic story of the Chinese immigrants in the Philippines.

For more information, call Hazel Wallace at 562-494-0107 or Natalie Lissak at 562-900-0447.

Mail reservation checks for $16 by May 30 (or pay $18 at door) to:
P.O. Box 92274
Long Beach 90809-2274

Lecture on Liu Jipiao, The Father of Chinese Art Deco Architecture
The China Society of Southern California
Monday, June 5, 2017
Check in and social: 6:15pm
Dinner and program: 6:45pm

When Jennifer Wong started her research on Liu Ji Piao and his architectural work during the Art Deco period, she never thought that it would come to a point where others would also want to know about his legacy. Once again, Jennifer has been invited to present her grandfather’s work, this time for the China Society of Southern California.

The oldest nonprofit of its kind, The China Society of Southern California was founded for the purpose of promoting relations between Chinese and Americans. Jennifer and her family are honored to be invited to present at this prestigious organization.

Golden Dragon Restaurant
960 N. Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Parking: limited complimentary parking in the back of the restaurant. Paid parking garages nearby.

RSVP Online
RSVP by phone: Yvonne 310-454-3621

Members: $20
Non members: $25

Event Flyer

48th Annual Southern California Genealogy Jamboree
"Hunting Your Heritage"
Friday - Sunday
June 9-11, 2017

Whether you are new to genealogy research or have been tracking your family history for years, this year's three-day Conference features something for everyone!

    • 125+ class sessions for beginning, intermediate, or advanced researchers
    • 85+ top-notch speakers in the fields of genetic genealogy and genealogical research
    • 13 special in-depth workshops - seats are going fast!
    • JamboFREE Sessions Friday morning including Genealogy World and DNA World Roundtables,
        Genealogy Basics, Growing Your Society Track and a Professional Genealogist Track
    • Tours to The Autry Museum and the SCGS Library
    • Friday and Saturday banquets and sponsored breakfasts
    • Exhibit hall packed with vendors and societies FREE all weekend
    • One-on-one research assistance provided by members of the Southern California Chapter,
        Association of Professional Genealogists
    • Fun social activities all weekend and MORE!

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

Celebrate OCA-GLA's 26th Annual Image Awards
Friday, October 13, 2017

The evening will include dinner, a silent auction, and the presentation of awards. Proceeds from the event support the many volunteer activities that OCA-GLA organizes throughout the year including community service projects, voter education, and advocacy efforts on issues including hate crimes, immigration, employment, and social justice for Asian Pacific Americans.

Ocean Star Restaurant
145 N. Atlantic Blvd., 2nd Floor
Monterey Park, CA 91754

Doors Open | 6:00pm
Program Begins | 7:00pm

For more information, please contact .

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