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Center for the Healing of Racism presents The Chinese Exclusion Act

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The Center for the Healing of Racism will celebrate Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month with a screening of The Chinese Exclusion Act. The film will be followed by a facilitated dialogue.

On May 6,1882 - on the eve of the greatest wave of immigration in U.S. history - President Chester A. Arthur signed into law a unique piece of federal legislation. Called the Chinese Exclusion Act, it singled out, as never before, a specific race and nationality for exclusion, making it illegal for Chinese workers to come to America, and for Chinese nationals already here to ever become citizens of the United States.

A deeply American story about immigration and national identity, civil rights and human justice; about how we define who can be an American, and what being an American means, the film examines the economic, cultural, social, legal, racial and political dimensions of the law; the forces and events that gave rise to it; and the effects it had, and continues to have, on American culture and identify.

The Center for the Healing of Racism will celebrate Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month with a screening of The Chinese Exclusion Act. The film will be followed by a facilitated dialogue.

On May 6,1882 - on the eve of the greatest wave of immigration in U.S. history - President Chester A. Arthur signed into law a unique piece of federal legislation. Called the Chinese Exclusion Act, it singled out, as never before, a specific race and nationality for exclusion, making it illegal for Chinese workers to come to America, and for Chinese nationals already here to ever become citizens of the United States.

A deeply American story about immigration and national identity, civil rights and human justice; about how we define who can be an American, and what being an American means, the film examines the economic, cultural, social, legal, racial and political dimensions of the law; the forces and events that gave rise to it; and the effects it had, and continues to have, on American culture and identify.

The Center for the Healing of Racism will celebrate Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month with a screening of The Chinese Exclusion Act. The film will be followed by a facilitated dialogue.

On May 6,1882 - on the eve of the greatest wave of immigration in U.S. history - President Chester A. Arthur signed into law a unique piece of federal legislation. Called the Chinese Exclusion Act, it singled out, as never before, a specific race and nationality for exclusion, making it illegal for Chinese workers to come to America, and for Chinese nationals already here to ever become citizens of the United States.

A deeply American story about immigration and national identity, civil rights and human justice; about how we define who can be an American, and what being an American means, the film examines the economic, cultural, social, legal, racial and political dimensions of the law; the forces and events that gave rise to it; and the effects it had, and continues to have, on American culture and identify.

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Center for the Healing of Racism
3412 Crawford St.
Houston, TX 77004
https://www.centerhealingracism.org/

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Admission is free.
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