March 2018

We are grateful for the great supports from our board members as well as our best friends. We truly appreciate everyone's efforts, commitments, and love, and look forward to another success together.

Executive Director's Corner

Time flies! I cannot believe it is end of March already. It had been a quiet month at the Museum, but we have not been sitting idle! While we took some time to recover from a very busy February, we had been planning future events, including exploring bringing new exhibitions to the Museum, more film screenings, live performances, and collaboration with universities and other organizations. Our April and May events are going to be exciting, and we have barely scratched the surface. As we confirm those dates, we continue to explore new opportunities to bring you quality programming as only the Chinese American Museum of Chicago can.

We are also busy putting the final touches to our 17 th  Benefit Dinner scheduled for May 19 starting at 6 pm at New Furama Restaurant. We promise it will be a very memorable event, and I hope you will attend! If you are unable to attend, please consider sponsoring, buying an ad, or donating (money or items) to help us with our fundraising efforts. Only with generous support from people like you can we fulfill our mission to promote the culture and history-through exhibitions, education, and research - of Chinese Americans in the Midwest!
Monthly Spotlight

Each month we feature a board member, staff member, or volunteer in our Monthly Spotlight segment. This month, we present staff member Sandra Mei.

Sandra Mei  serves as the Museum's receptionist.  She moved to Chicago at the end of 2012 from GuangDong province and finished her high school education in Chicago. She has been working for the museum for almost a year while pursuing her bachelor's degree. She helps with data entry and uses her bilingual skills to help get donations and sponsorships around Chinatown area. She is passionate about different cultures and wants to be an artist in the future.

We asked Sandra what she learned most from working at the museum:
She said working at the museum gives her more chances to meet people from different backgrounds and enhance her communication skills, and this is also a good place to practice her English. She is proud to introduce Chinese culture to other people and becomes more interested in Chinese culture for herself.
Past and Upcoming Events
March 2018

Ping Tom Park Mural Design Workshop #1

On March 21, 2018, the Museum hosted the first of three Ping Tom Park Mural Design Workshops, during which the designers shared some creative thoughts about what should be in the "middle" of Ping Tom Park mural. The mural will be installed this summer in Ping Tom Park!

International Game Night

We're excited to participate in the upcoming International Game Night at the  DANK Haus German American Cultural Center  this coming Saturday from 1:00 - 4:30pm! Stop by our station for traditional games like mahjong and Chinese chess. We will report back in our April newsletter!

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April 2018

Screening of "A Village Doctor's Choice"

Produced by China National Television & Broadcast Bureau in 2013 and released domestically in 2014 China only,  won the Best Picture award at the 2014 Beijing International Film Festival.  A Village Doctor's Choice is a true story-inspired movie. It portrayed the challenges that faced a Shanghai Medical College student when he was sent to the wild and savage Tibetan prairie to work as their one a nd only doctor "manba" in the late 60's. When his grown up son eventually wanted to follow his father's footsteps, he was once again confronted with the question whether or not he has made the right choice for himself; and if his son should succeed him as the next "manba".

Saturday, April 14  at  2 PM  -  4 PM
238 W 23rd St, Chicago, Illinois 60616

Screening of "Dancing Through Life: The Dorothy Toy Story"

The Chinese American Museum of Chicago is pleased to welcome filmmaker Rick Quan for a screening of his documentary "Dancing Through Life: The Dorothy Toy Life Story" with an appearance by Grant Avenue Follies.  Rick Quan is a two time Emmy award winner with more than 30 years of broadcast experience. He is the first Chinese American television sportscaster in the country. 

Saturday, April 21 at 2 PM - 4 PM
238 W 23rd St, Chicago, Illinois 60616

Museum News

Chicago Moys Family Association Dinner

A huge thank you to the Chicago Moys Family Association for their generous donation in support of our mission. We rely on sponsorships, donations, and memberships to mount exhibitions and offer public programs.

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May Fundraising Dinner
We are now accepting sponsorships and ad orders for our May fundraising dinner, to be held May 19, 2018 at New Furama Restaurant at 2828 South Wentworth Avenue, Chicago. Proceeds will go towards bringing quality programming that tells the story of Chinese American experiences.

Noteworthy programs on the 2018 schedule include:
a) Screening of "Honor and Duty: The Mississippi Delta Chinese" (past)
b) Screening of "The Chinese Exclusion Act" (past)
c) Screening of "Abacus: Small Enough to Jail"
d) Screening of "Dancing Through Life: The Dorothy Toy Story"
e) Screening of "Journey of a Paper Son"
f) Screening of "Finding Samuel Lowe"

Each screening includes in-person appearance by the filmmaker or film subjects or individuals involved in the making of the film.

Since we rely on sponsorships, donations, and memberships to offer these programs free to the public, your support is crucial to us. Please consider becoming our 2018 dinner sponsor!

Our Mission

The mission of the Chinese-American Museum of Chicago - Raymond B. & Jean T. Lee Center (CAMOC) is to promote the culture and history--through exhibitions, education, and research--of Chinese-Americans in the Midwest. The museum building, formerly the Quong Yick Co., is located in Chicago's Chinatown, at 238 West 23rd Street in Chicago. The Museum opened to the public on May 21, 2005. After a devastating fire in September of 2008, the Museum was closed for renovation and reopened in 2010.

CAMOC is governed by the Board of Directors of the Chinatown Museum Foundation (CMF), a 501(C)(3) non-profit corporation located in Chicago, Illinois.

Please visit our website to find out more!
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