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BHCC Events for Saturday, May 8, 2021

May 7, 2021May 9, 2021

The Pao Arts Center in Boston Chinatown Brings You What's in Your Lumpia? With Bren Bataclan and Grace Talusan: An Author Presentation and Creativity Workshop Letting yourself process experiences and memories can be emotional, but it can also be cathartic in learning who you are. Two local Filipinx American authors, Bren Bataclan (Fe, 2021) and Grace Talusan (The Body Papers, 2019) write about their experiences growing up in Filipinx families in their memoirs and how they learned to process their stories. Join us for an interactive virtual writing and drawing workshop (not a cooking class) about the power of sharing stories about who we are, where we come from, and what we care about. Bren and Grace will have an insightful discussion about the benefits and pitfalls of writing and publishing stories from their lives and then lead creative exercises in either drawing or writing in breakout rooms. No experience required. Please bring an open mind, a few sheets of paper, and a writing utensil (for drawing purposes, we recommend a marker). Register at https://www.paoartscenter.org/events/2021/with-bren-and-grace
Saturday, May 8, 2021
4 p.m.
Boston Asian American Film Festival (BAAFF) ArtsEmerson presents Projecting Connections: Chinese American Experiences . Using film as a lens to reflect on the vast lived experiences of the Chinese in the Greater Boston Area, this special series will feature films and post-show curated discussions designed to build and foster meaningful community conversation. The total time for the three short films in this series is 72 minutes. Get your ticket at: https://artsemerson.org/Online/default.asp?BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::permalink=Community-Stories&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::context_id= Please choose the $5 option when you buy your ticket. The AANAPISI grant can reimburse you if you save the invoice and send it as an email attachment to Prof. Aurora Bautista at abautis@bhcc.edu. Please include your contact cell number and email so that Prof. Bautista can send your reimbursement via Venmo, per advice from the BHCC Business Office. A Chinese American Giant: The Y.C. Hong Story 29 mins | Directed by: Rick Quan He stood just four feet five and a half inches, but Y.C. Hong was a giant in the Chinese American community. As the first Chinese American immigration attorney in California and civil rights activist, Hong played an important role in fighting racist laws like the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882. Vanishing Chinatown: The World of the May's Photo Studio 28 mins | Directed by: Emiko Omori Vanishing Chinatown: The World of The May's Photo Studio brings families together: in the past by splicing together family portraits in spite of family separations due to the Chinese Exclusion Act, and in the present by reconnecting May's granddaughter with her family's legacy. These stunning photographs show San Francisco Chinatown in the early to mid-20th century, a vanishing "old Chinatown" vibrant with culture; an immigrant community becoming Americanized. Meditations on the Power of Community 15 mins | Directed by: Weiying Olivia Huang Meditations on the Power of Community is a short film, newly commissioned by the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and featuring dance choreographed by Lenora Lee Dance and interviews with members of Boston's Chinatown community. It is presented by Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Pao Arts Center, and Lenora Lee Dance, and was developed in response to the Museum's exhibition Shen Wei: Painting in Motion, currently on view.
Thursday, May 6, 2021 - Monday, May 10, 2021