Talk Story Coming Events

Unless otherwise stated, Talk Story Events are presented at Chinese Community Church at 500 I (eye) Street N.W., Washington DC 20001 from 1:30 to 3:30pm.  Times and topics subject to last minute changes.   Confirm with Stan at, or Ted at


2016 Coming Attractions:

January 17 — Raymond Wong and the Wong People — Lion Dance!! Finding the Inner Lion, or What Makes it Tick.

February 28 — Cedric Yeh and Noriko Sanefuji — Made in the USA: Chinese Food in America.

March 12 – Eva Chan – Foraging For Life, Love and the Perfect Meal

April 17- Stan Lou and friends – Chinese American Authors”  What They Write About and Why

May 21 – Two Attractions by the Smithsonian – Film & Community Discussion on April 1968, and Rhythm Cafe: Sung Trio (at Anacostia Community Museum, shuttle from Chinatown Church, 11:30am to 4:00pm)

June 26 – Toefanny Saragi – Legacies of Activism and Screening of “Model Minority Mutiny AAPI Activism at the Claremont College.”

July 24 – Harry Chow – DC Chinatown Activism in the Seventies: A Photo Retrospective

August 28 – Stanton Jue – Stories of War and Di0lomacy by a Chinese American

September 11 – Baldwin Chu – Screening of “Finding Cleveland and discussion about Chinese Roots to the Mississippi Delta

September 16 – Movie Night on the Park – Jackie Chan is the Monkey King: the Hero is Back – part of the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival with DC Mayor OPIA and CCBA (on the Chinatown Park, at I Street, Chinatown, 7:00 – 10:00pm)

October 22 – Terry Wong and Sushmita Mazumdar, History, Authors and Story Telling about Asian American children literature (at Studio Pause, Arlington, 10:00am to 4:00pm, free but RSVP required)

October 23 – Scott Seligman – Tong Wars: The Untold Story of Vice, Money and Murder in New York Chinatown

November 13 – Jennings Wong – Chinese American Veterans: Stories of Service, Honor and Heritage, a open mic.

December – (to be confirmed)


2015 Coming Attractions:

May 16 – bench memorial and plaque at Range 99 Congressional Cemetery –short briefing and service day.

June 21 – Tom Hom – Rabbit on a Bumpy Road

July 26 – A Chinatown Banquet – a video screening on Boston’s Chinatown

August 30 – Bob Wells – Voices from the Bottom of the South China Sea

September 27 – Veronica Li – Confucius Says

September 26 – October 3 – Civil Rights and the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act (at Black History Museum in Alexandria)

October 11 – Through Chinatown’s Eyes: April 1968, film screening (at Busboys and Poets)

October 18 – Shirley and Walter Woo – The Chinese Community Church at 80 years

November 27 – Changfu Chang — Rickie’s Promise – A film screening on returning to China, discovery and identity.

December – (to be confirmed)



Talk Story Events bring people together to tell stories because the life of our community lies in the power of our stories remembered and shared.  Everyone has a story to tell.  We welcome yours and suggestions for future events.  Contact Ted at or Stan at

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