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San José Museum of Art Exhibit
Around the Table, Stage Three: Talk Around the Table
December 19, 2013 through April 20, 2014
Davies Gallery, Historic Wing, 110 South Market Street, San Jose CA 95113 Phone: 408.271.6840
Museum Hours: Tues - Sunday 11am - 5pm, Closed Mondays
Admission: Adults: $8, Students & Seniors $5
Directions: ParkingDriving, Public Transit

Share Your Stories 
about the early Chinese settlers in your community, and members of other cultures that interacted with them.

Story Cookies

Donate $25 and get a special package with 8 cookies (random selection) from the collectible first edition of 15 Chinese Whispers Story CookiesTM ! Each cookie's "fortune" features a quote from a Chinese WhispersSM  story.

Chinese WhispersSM is a research and community storytelling project about the Chinese who helped build the Transcontinental Railroad and the American West. It includes place-based multimedia productions that engage local communities in recounting local stories, innovative public engagement programming, and development of an interactive online mapping platform that brings together research, geography, and storytelling. Visit chinese-whispers.org 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.

CW Partners
include the Chinatown YMCA, Center for Sierra Nevada Studies, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, Chinese Historical Society of America, Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation, Shaping SF, Friends of China Camp, OpenShow, & Placer Arts Council, with special thanks to Malcom Margolin and Heyday. 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. 

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in bringing forgotten stories to light. Your tax-deductible donation will allow us to continue our innovations in community-based heritage stewardship.

Every story is like a grain of rice.

Together, our stories nourish our community.


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DearFriend

During this season of celebrations and reflection, we offer our deepest thanks for your stories and your support, which enabled us to share the nourishment of community memory with the public, in deep, meaningful ways that satisfy heart and mind. As we look forward to the New Year, we hope that you will consider sustaining Chinese Whispers by making a tax-deductible year end gift.

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Your generosity will deepen our work in bringing to light the overlooked stories of the Chinese who helped build the American West, to counter historical amnesia and cultural erasure. Our innovative multimedia storytelling presentations engage a cross-generational, cross-cultural, and cross-sector public, to bring this history to life and inspire and inform.

 
2013 marked exciting developments in our creative programming and community partnerships. We started the year with our signature Chinese Whispers Lunar New Year Celebration, and brought in the year of the Water Snake with a magical afternoon of storytelling and poetry onboard the 1886 schooner Balclutha, in collaboration with the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, and featuring poet Genny Lim.  We packed the house for The Legacy of Exclusion, presented in collaboration with Shaping San Francisco, to tell of the impact of the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act on generations of Chinese American families. We also partnered with the San Francisco Chinatown YMCA on a series of Intergenerational Immigrant Workshops, to give voice to contemporary immigrants’ experiences. Themes and stories from these workshops will become part of the full theater production of Chinese Whispers: Golden Gate, to connect past and present in the ongoing immigrant story in this nation built by immigrants.

We are delighted to begin a new research and transmedia art project, Chinese Whispers: Bay Chronicles, to explore the forgotten history of Chinese shrimp fishing in San Francisco Bay, in collaboration with the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. We will retrace this overlooked history through sailings on the Park’s replica 19th century Chinese shrimp junk, chronicle the journeys through an interdisciplinary team of artists, archaeologist, and ecologists, and create a transmedia art installation at the Park’s Visitor’s Center in 2015.

We value depth and insightfulness, authenticity and creativity, in our commitment to nourishing community understanding of our past, and inspiration toward our future. Your donation, large or small, will help us continue our innovations in heritage stewardship, and contribute to the sustenance of our collective community memory.
 
On behalf of everyone empowered and nourished by our community stories, thank you.
 
Rene Yung
Artistic and Founding Director
Chinese Whispers

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Chinese WhispersSM is a research and community storytelling project about the Chinese who helped build the Transcontinental Railroad and the American West. It includes place-based multimedia productions that engage local communities in recounting local stories, innovative public engagement programming, and development of an interactive online mapping platform that brings together research, geography, and storytelling. Visit chinese-whispers.org 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.

CW Partners
include the Chinatown YMCA, Center for Sierra Nevada Studies, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, Chinese Historical Society of America, Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation, Shaping SF, Friends of China Camp, OpenShow, & Placer Arts Council, with special thanks to Malcom Margolin and Heyday. 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. 

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