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Talk Story! Community Conversations

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University of California, Washington Center

1608 Rhode Island Avenue Northwest

Washington, DC 20036

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Talk Story! As Day 2 of our Chinese American Women in History Conference, Community Conversations will feature activities that highlight storytelling and preserving our families’ stories. The day will include sessions on written and oral story telling. Each session will include presentations by experts followed by participation by attendees.

Film Discussion – This session explores the significance of Finding Kukan and the Curse of Quon Gwon with filmmaker Robin Lung, Asian American studies scholar Greg Mark, and filmmaker Alexandra Hsu. The conversation is introduced and moderated by Jenny Cho, board member of the Chinese American Historical Society of Southern California and author of Chinatown Los Angeles and Chinese in Hollywood (Arcadia, Images of America series).

Panel 6 –Writers Panel – This panel shares insights on researching, telling and publishing family stories in written formats. It features authors Veronica Li (Confucius Says and Journey Across the Four Seas), Leslie Li (Just Us Girls, Bittersweet, and Daughter of Heaven: A Memoir with Earthly Recipes) and Lily Liu (Parting). The session will be moderated by Stan Lou of 1882 Foundation.

Writers Workshop –

In this session, we will break out into small groups for hands-on review, discussion and sharing of essays submitted by the audience/community. It will be moderated by 1882 Foundation Associates, May Cheh and Stan Lou. Do you have memories to share about growing up Chinese American? Do you have stories from family and friends that you can relate about the immigrant experience or about cultural conflict? Please submit one, two or three (double-spaced) pages of fiction or non-fiction writing samples to womensconference@1882foundation.org You will receive feedback from other participants and from our panel of expert writers.

Lunch - The lunch period will include a corner where authors’ and producers’ can display their work and exchange ideas informally.

Telling Stories, Talking History Public education through storytelling, blogging, stage and animation, and other creative approaches to lectures and public presentation with Stan Lou (1882 Foundation, Talk Story), Rachel Lee (American University’s Antiracist Research and Policy Center), Keith Chow (Nerds of Color) and Sue Fawn Chung (University of Nevada, Las Vegas, history department).



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