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From left to right: Stephen Gong, Robert Handa, Li-Shin Yu, Ric Burns and San Francisco Supervisor Jane Kim at the CAAMFest 2017 Closing Night presentation of "THE CHINESE EXCLUSION ACT" documentary.
From left to right: Stephen Gong, Robert Handa, Li-Shin Yu, Ric Burns and San Francisco Supervisor Jane Kim at the CAAMFest 2017 Closing Night presentation of “THE CHINESE EXCLUSION ACT” documentary.

Since launching our fundraising campaign Who is American? in the summer of 2016, CAAM has raised more than $100,000 to create the educational curriculum and community discussion kits and support community and educational screenings of this important film.

THE CHINESE EXCLUSION ACT will have its national broadcast premiere on the acclaimed PBS series American Experience, on May 29, 2018 during Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Who is American? was developed to foster public understanding and dialogue about the history and impact of the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act.

Help us bring this important film and our accompanying community and educational outreach kits to even more students, educators, and communities in the United States and abroad by making a tax-deductible gift of $50 or more today to help us reach our goal of $50,000 by June 29, 2018.

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Since launching Who is American?, CAAM has:

  • Received over 350 (and counting) requests from schools, teachers, community groups and individuals across the United States for the educational curriculum, community conversation kits and screenings of the film.
  • Developed a Community Conversation Kit with a discussion guide, screening tips, and other helpful tools that community groups can use to host a community screening of the THE CHINESE EXCLUSION ACT.
  • Made progress on the creation of the accompanying educational curriculum kit in partnership with educators from the Bay Area. The curriculum will also use scenes from the documentary as part of the lesson sets. The kit is currently being tested by Bay Area educators and we expect it to be complete by late May 2018, in conjunction with the documentary’s national broadcast premiere.

Following the film’s national broadcast premiere, we expect that there will be even more interest in the educational curriculum, community conversation kits and screenings from schools and communities. These funds will help our staff keep up with the anticipated demand for materials and resources and ensure that our website CAAMedia.org/CEA remains a good resource for these materials. Invest in our ongoing campaign by making a tax-deductible donation here.

Your tax-deductible donation will help us achieve our goal of offering more free screenings of this film in schools and communities across the nation.

HOW YOUR DONATION WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE 

With your gift, we can ensure that the history and consequences of the Chinese Exclusion Act are not forgotten. Donate today so that we can bring everyone closer to this important story of the American experience. Donations to this campaign are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

If you have any questions about CAAM’s educational and community outreach efforts and the film, we’d be happy to chat with you in-person, over the phone, or via email. Connect with us by contacting Jennifer Chu, Membership Manager at (415) 863 – 0814 x 102, jchu@caamedia.org.

DONATE BY CHECK, MAIL OR PHONE
Please make checks payable to Center for Asian American Media with Chinese Exclusion Act or CEA in the Memo field and mail to:

Center for Asian American Media
Attn: Jennifer Chu
145 Ninth Street, Suite 350
San Francisco, CA 94103

To donate by phone using a credit card (Visa, Mastercard, and American Express), please call or email Jennifer Chu at (415) 863 – 0814 x 102, jchu@caamedia.org.

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