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October 2020

Online: China Camp History & Chinese-American Diaspora

October 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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October 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

October 2, 2020

Heritage Month 

          The History of China Camp &

     the Chinese-American Diaspora

For our October 2nd Heritage Month lecture, we will journey back in time to see life as it was along the San Pablo shoreline in the mid 1800s. The Gold Rush had ended and San Francisco was developing into a burgeoning city. Faced with war, famine, and poverty, thousands of people left their homeland in China to seek a better life within California’s expanding economy.  

The immigrants who settled along what is now called China Camp brought advanced knowledge of shrimp fishing and seafaring technology, which allowed them to develop a thriving industry- an industry that would later collapse due to rampant discriminatory policies. 

 

Join docent Ed Lai to learn about the story of 19th century China Camp, and understand how it’s woven into the larger experience of the Chinese-American diaspora. 

 

Date: Friday, October 2

Time: 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Venue: Zoom meeting (Details will be emailed once you reserve a space.) 

REGISTER HERE 

 

This event is open to all with a suggested (but not required) donation of $20.” 

 

Space is limited and reservations are required. 

Questions? Email programs@friendsofchinacamp.org or call (415) 456-0766.

You will be notified of cancellations via email.

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Date:
October 2
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Online: An Evening With Milton Quan- Growing up in China Camp Village

October 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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October 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

October 17th 

Heritage Month 

An Evening with Milton Quan: 

  Growing up in China Camp Village

For this very special members-only program, we will host a Q&A session with the witty and charismatic Milton Quan- who will discuss his unique and rustic childhood growing up in the China Camp Village in the 1940’s and 50’s. Supporting the family’s cafe, shrimping, and boat rental business, the Quan children had their fair share of hard work and occasional bouts of mischief. From a ten day all-boys boating expedition that lead to a Coast Guard rescue and a sunken ship, to scoring a role as an extra in the 1955 film Blood Alley, to a stint as a Hollywood stuntman, you won’t want to miss the storytelling of his fascinating life growing up in the “wild west” of the San Pedro shoreline. 

 

Date: Sunday, October 17th

Time: 6pm-7pm

Location:  Zoom Web Meeting

 

This is a Friends of China Camp Member- Only event. You must have a full membership to sign up. Not a member yet? Become a friend here.

 

REGISTER HERE 

 

Space is limited and reservations are required. 

Questions? Email programs@friendsofchinacamp.org or call (415) 456-0766.

You will be notified of cancellations via email.

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Date:
October 17
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Online: Miwok Songs and Storytelling

October 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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October 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

October 18th 

Heritage Month 

 Miwok Songs and Storytelling

 

Want to know how Falcon Man and his Grandfather Coyote brought music to the Miwok people? Listen to this tale and more at a special storytelling event led by Alicia Mary Retes, Education Director at the Museum of the American Indian at Miwok Park in Novato, and member of the Mayo and Yaqui tribes.

Not only is Alicia an engaging storyteller, she also composes songs in the Miwok language. Be prepared to sing along as she performs with elderberry clapper sticks. All ages welcome! 

 

Date: Sunday, October 18th

Time: 6pm-7pm

Location:  Zoom Web Meeting

 

REGISTER HERE 

Space is limited and reservations are required. 

Questions? Email programs@friendsofchinacamp.org or call (415) 456-0766.

You will be notified of cancellations via email.

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Date:
October 18
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Online: Miwok Cultural History & Games

October 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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October 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

October 25th 

Heritage Month 

 Miwok Cultural History & Traditional Games

 On October 25th,  join us for this family- friendly program with our very special guest, Sky Road Webb, a Tomales Bay Miwok and board member of the Museum of the American Indian. Sky will share the  contemporary culture and history of indigenous Coast Miwok people who have lived along the San Pedro Shoreline of San Pablo Bay for thousands of years. Have fun making your own traditional games in an interactive experience. Children and adults are encouraged to tune in! 

 

Date: Sunday, October 25th

Time: 6pm-7pm

Location:  Zoom Web Meeting (Details will be emailed to you once you reserve a space.) 

REGISTER HERE 

 

 

Space is limited and reservations are required. 

Questions? Email programs@friendsofchinacamp.org or call (415) 456-0766.

You will be notified of cancellations via email.

 

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Date:
October 25
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Naturalist Book Club

October 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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October 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

October 25, 2020

Online Naturalist Book Club

Braiding Sweetgrass:

Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants

 

Join us for a lively interactive program as we discuss Robin Wall Kimmerer’s profound book, Braiding Sweetgrass. In her award-winning book, Kimmerer, a botanist and member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, looks at our deep interrelationship with plants and the natural world as perceived through the Native American and Western scientific modalities. Friends of China Camp naturalist Harold Hirsch will lead our online group discussion via Zoom.

 

Excerpt from Goodreads.com:

As a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmerer has been trained to ask questions of nature with the tools of science. As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, she embraces the notion that plants and animals are our oldest teachers. In Braiding Sweetgrass, Kimmerer brings these lenses of knowledge together to show that the awakening of a wider ecological consciousness requires the acknowledgment and celebration of our reciprocal relationship with the rest of the living world. For only when we can hear the languages of other beings are we capable of understanding the generosity of the earth, and learning to give our own gifts in return.

 

Date: Sunday, October 25

Time: 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. 

Venue: Zoom meeting (Details emailed to you once you reserve a space.) 

REGISTER HERE

 

Space is limited and reservations are required.

Free. Donations encouraged.

Questions?  Reach us at programs@friendsofchinacamp.org or call (415) 456-0766.

You will be notified of cancellations via email.

 

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Date:
October 25
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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