Thank You for amazing year! Look what we've accomplished together.
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Chinese WhispersSM 
is a multi-site community storytelling project about the Chinese who helped build the Transcontinental Railroad and settlements of the American West. It is envisioned to unfold across the geography of the American West in place-based productions that engage local communities in recounting local stories. It will also result in an interactive online mapping platform that brings together research, geography, and storytelling. Visit for more information.

Chinese WhispersSM is supported in part by the California Council for the HumanitiesSan Francisco FoundationSan Francisco Arts Commission, and individual donors like you, with special thanks to Malcom Margolin and Heyday.

Partners include Center for Sierra Nevada Studies, Chinese Historical Society of America, Placer Arts Council, and San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. 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. 

Thank You for your Support!

Dear friends,
Gratitude and delight warm us at Chinese Whispers as the year draws to a close. We want to thank you for a truly memorable year – we couldn't have done it without you. Your support helps us to realize our vision of bringing to light the overlooked stories of the Chinese who helped build the American West, and your enthusiasm and participation inspire us to continue innovating engaging and meaningful ways to bring this history to life through storytelling and media.
We would be honored if you would give generously today to further our work. 

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This productive year saw great strides in all our key project areas:
Place-based community storytelling – we started the year with a blockbuster workshop reading of our in-progress Bay Area production Chinese Whispers: Golden Gate, on board the 1890 ferryboat Eureka at Hyde St. Pier in San Francisco. Featuring local stories, the multimedia event included a custom soundscape by sound artist Jeremiah Moore and interactive audience story circles led by cultural writer Arlene Goldbard, and was presented in partnership with the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park.
Community engagement programming – we presented the first StoryTourTM of Locke in the Sacramento River Delta, the last remaining American rural Chinatown; created an interactive storytelling performance for the exhibition re:Told at Root Division gallery; and curated the recent visual history event “Living Memories,” produced in partnership with Open Show, featuring presentations from the Chinese Historical Society of America, Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation, Friends of China Camp, and the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, along with excerpted CW stories.
Online mapping project – we completed R & D for Chinese Whispers: Mapping the Traces, our exciting online mapping project that brings together research and storytelling, and we are poised to prototype the interactive Website.

Above all Chinese Whispers is about you, our community - we salute every one of you, and look forward to another fruitful year full of exciting develop­­ments.
Join us in bringing forgotten stories to light. Your tax-deductible donation will allow us to continue our innovations in community-based heritage stewardship.
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With heartfelt appreciation, and warmest wishes for the New Year,
Rene Yung
Project and Artistic Director
Chinese Whispers

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