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The Chinese Exclusion Act documentary preview

Oregon Historical Society, 1200 SW Park
1200 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97205, US (map)



Presented by Chinese American Citizens Alliance. Discussion Moderator: Gloria Lee

Preview The Chinese Exclusion Act documentary which will be airing on PBS stations in 2018. Gloria Lee of the Chinese American Citizens Alliance will lead a discussion of the film afterwards, giving you a chance to share your thoughts and listen to fellow audience members.

Through powerful and illuminating visuals, historical documents, testimonies and insights of leading scholars and experts, The Chinese Exclusion Act documentary explores the history of Chinese immigration to the United States and its significance to issues of globalization, immigration, labor and civil rights today.

The film explores what a little-known 1882 law, the Chinese Exclusion Act, has to do with American identity, democracy, and civil rights today.