Celebrating community resilience in this season of thanks giving!
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 For Your
Resilience & Resolve


This time of celebration and giving thanks is especially meaningful as we face recent national events that challenge cross-cultural understanding across the country. We are grateful to you for supporting our work to bring hidden stories to light, and above all, we are grateful to those who paved the way for all of us in this country of immigrants. Their resilience and resolve in the face of challenges are inspiring reminders of the power of the human heart and spirit.

More than ever, as a community and as a nation, we need our immigrant stories. These stories need to be told and heard everywhere, to inspire and inform, and to help heal the divisions between communities and cultures.

Please keep CW and the importance of bringing immigrant stories to light in mind as you consider how you’d like to make a difference with your charitable year-end gifts.

With Warmest Wishes,

Rene Yung, Artistic and Founding Director
Looking Back, Looking Forward

A BIG THANK YOU to our collaborators, partners, and team members for –

  • The Bay Chronicles immersive multimedia installation, that brought to life the history of Chinese shrimp fishing around SF Bay, and closed out a 2-1/2 month exhibition at the NPS' SF Maritime National Historical Park in January; and
  • Golden Gate, our multimedia storytelling theater work that gave voice to the overlooked stories of immigrants in San Francisco Chinatown today, and connected them with the experiences of early Bay Area Chinese immigrant communities, in a sold out production this spring at Southside Theater in Fort Mason.

Top: Bay Chronicles installation
Bottom: Ancestors' Path, from Golden Gate
Photos: Keith Baker, Jeff Kan Lee, Pat Mazzera

"We were growing up here, we're all Americans." – stories of growing up in SF Chinatown during the Chinese Exclusion Act. From the scene "Obstacle" in Golden Gate,

WE'RE AT WORK on the documentation video for Golden Gate; and developing a new project of mixed media artworks by Rene that continue our work about cultural dislocations around San Francisco Bay.

JOIN US at the Presidio Dialogues in March, 2017!

PARTNER WITH US to gather and share stories! Email us at stories@chinese-whispers.org




Bringing Hidden Stories to Light
Chinese WhispersSM is a cultural resiliency organization founded by artist Rene Yung, that uses a multi-platform program of research, storytelling, artistic productions, and public programs to uncover and give voice and visibility to the overlooked contributions and experiences of the early Chinese immigrants who helped build the American West. Visit chinese-whispers.org for more information.
Chinese WhispersSM is supported in part by the Creative Work FundSan Francisco Arts Commission, California Humanities, California Arts Council, Center for Cultural Innovation, Fleishhacker Foundation, Zellerbach Family Foundation, The San Francisco Foundation, and sponsors and individual donors like you. CW Partners include the Chinatown YMCA, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, Center for Sierra Nevada Studies, Chinese Historical Society of America, Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation, Bayview Historical Society, EcoCenter at Heron's Head Park, Aquarium of the Bay, Richmond Museum of History, Friends of China Camp, Shaping SF, and Placer Arts Council. Chinese WhispersSM is a member of the Intersection Incubator, a program of Intersection for the Arts providing fiscal sponsorship, incubation and consulting services to artists.
Copyright © 2016 Rene Yung Communications Design Inc., All rights reserved.

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