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1.12.2017

Roots: Asian American Movements in Los Angeles 1968-80s

Exhibit runs January 19 - June 11 at the Chinese American Museum



If you're in Los Angeles, check out this cool new exhibit opening this month at the Chinese American Museum. Roots: Asian American Movements in Los Angeles 1968-80s collects and presents the history and work of young Los Angeles activists that shaped Asian America through a long decade of fighting displacement, serving their communities, agitating for revolution, and analyzing the intersections of gender, race, and class.

The exhibit opens on January 19, with an opening reception at Pico House. Here are some more details:

Roots: Asian American Movements in Los Angeles 1968-80s

Join us for the opening reception of the Chinese American Museum's newest exhibit, "Roots: Asian American Movements in Los Angeles 1968-80s."

"Roots" collects and presents the history and work of young Los Angeles activists that shaped Asian America through a long decade of fighting displacement, serving their communities, agitating for revolution, and analyzing the intersections of gender, race, and class. From Little Tokyo to Chinatown to Historic Filipinotown to the West side, and in solidarity with Latina/o, Black, feminist, and international struggles, Los Angeles saw the rise of artistic and political movements.

Reception will be held at Pico House, 424 N. Main St, Los Angeles, CA 90012. Free to the public; drinks and snacks will be served.

Museum members will be able to attend a members-only preview of the exhibit at 5:30 pm.

Please RSVP for the reception by emailing rsvp@camla.org by Jan. 16th.

The exhibit would not be possible without our sponsors: Friends of the Chinese American Museum, California Humanities, Munson & Suellen Kowk, Michael Duchemin, and El Pueblo de Los Angeles.

We would also like to thank our community partners: Visual Communications, UCLA Labor Center, API Equality-LA, Southeast Asian Community Alliance, Little Tokyo Service Center, Nikkei for Civil Rights and Redress, Great Leap, GABRIELA LA, UCLA Asian American Studies Center.

This looks like an amazing exhibit. For more information about the reception refer to the Facebook. For further information about the exhibit, which runs through June 11, visit the Chinese American Museum's website.