SAVE THE DATE:
“Locating Kinship Across Space and Time”
October 5-7, 2023
Washington DC and virtual
The 1882 Foundation is excited to announce the second Chinese American Women in History conference, to be held in Washington DC this fall. Themed, “Locating Kinship Across Space and Time,” the conference aims to explore how Chinese American women, both as historical subjects and contemporary practitioners of history, have forged interpersonal connections, fostered care, and facilitated community.
This conference is kindly sponsored by the 1882 Foundation, the Chinese American Museum DC, and the Ruth H. Kuo and Rhoda How Memorial Foundation.
We will welcome scholars, filmmakers, creatives, and community members alike to share their work exploring the multifaceted and complex experiences of Chinese American women. Topics include the figures of Soo Yong and Anna May Wong, Chinese Americans in 1900’s mass entertainment, Chinese American Hawai’i-based labor organizer Ah Quon McElrath, and the legacies of Chinese American women filmmakers, with many more subjects still to come.
Set at cultural institutions across Washington DC, the conference utilizes the breadth and depth of the 1882 Foundation’s partnerships with institutions, organizations, and individuals alike pursuing Asian American public history in the District and nationally.
Thursday, October 5 (DAY 1) at the Chinese American Museum DC
Registration | 2:00PM – 5:00PM
Opening Reception | 5:00PM – 7:00PM
Friday, October 6 (DAY 2) at the Charles Sumner School
Breakfast | 8:30AM – 9:00AM
Breaking the silence – the intergenerational impact of exclusion | 9:00AM – 10:15AM
- Screenings: Tracing History and Chinese Couplets (abridged)
Family | 10:30AM – 11:45AM
Lunch Keynote Address: Screening “Yellow Fever”: Racist Misogyny in Cinematic Representations of Asian American Women, Dr. Alexa Alice Joubin | 12:00PM – 12:45PM
From Soo Yong to Anna May Wong: the Entertainer | 1:00PM – 2:15PM
- Screenings: Anna Unbound
The Kim Loo Sisters: From Kiddie Revues to the Silver Screen; Ten Times Better | 2:30PM – 3:45PM
- Screenings: The Kim Loo Sisters (clips) and Ten Times Better (clips)
Ah Quon McElrath: Hawai’i Labor History| 4:00PM – 5:00PM
- Screenings: AQ the film (clips)
Saturday, October 7 (DAY 3 – TWO TRACKS) at National Portrait Gallery and I Street Conference Center
Track 1: Kinship at National Portrait Gallery | 9:00 AM (arrive by 8:50 AM)
Take a guided tour of the “Kinship” exhibit! Please arrive at the National Portrait Gallery (located at 8th St and G St NW) by 8:50 AM. Participants will meet outside the G Street entrance of the National Portrait Gallery.
Track 2: Education Workshop at I Street Conference Center (located in the Venable LLP building)| 11:00AM – 1:00 PM
1882 Foundation staff and volunteers will be present to guide you to the conference room. If an 1882 Foundation representative is unavailable, notify the guard at the reception desk that you present for an event in the conference room.
If searching for the conference center on Google Maps or Apple Maps, enter “Venable LLP” at 600 Massachusetts Ave NW.
- For participants who purchased in-person general admission tickets, the Education Workshop is included in the price of the ticket.
- For participants who cannot attend Day 1 and Day 2 conference sessions, but are interested in attending the Education Workshop, a separate ticket is available for only the Day 3 Education Workshop on the CAWH Eventbrite page.
In light of COVID-19, please stay home if you are not feeling well. For participants attending in-person, we will provide extra masks (if you would like) and hand sanitizing stations.
Select conference sessions will be recorded and made available to attendees and the general public after the conference.