Sunday, March 15, 1:30 to 3:30 PM
Chinese Community Church, 500 I (eye) Street, NW
Chinatown, Washington DC
Chinese Americans in Vaudeville 1920’s – 1930’s
& Alexandria’s Immigrant Oral History Project
Krystyn Moon, Director of American Studies at the University of Mary Washington, examines the topic of Chinese Americans on the Vaudeville stage and the ways in which they broke stereotypes through their singing ability, comedic patter, use of dialect, and dancing. We will also hear about the oral history project underway at the City of Alexandria about immigrants since the 1970s .
Talk Story Events are organized monthly by the 1882 Foundation, OCA-DC and the Chinese American Citizens Alliance in collaboration with Chinatown Community Cultural Center, Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association and the Chinatown Service Center / Chinese Community Church. The events are free and open to all. Questions and RSVP to Ted at firstname.lastname@example.org , or Stan at email@example.com.