People of Two Worlds: Asian Americans in Monterey County

Join us for a free screening of two local films and facilitated discussion on the past, present and future of the Chinese-American and Japanese-American communities in Monterey and Salinas.

At 7PM we will show “By Light of Lanterns: An Untold Story of Monterey’s Chinese Fishermen” (2004) – a documentary CSUMB by alumna Gerry Low-Sabado.

At 7:30PM, we will screen Eric Palmer’s “Japanese Flower Growers in the Salinas Valley.” (2018) a documentary by CSUMB alumnus Eric Palmer

Both films are appropriate for all audiences.

After viewing both documentaries, there will be three community discussion circles: one focused on community memory and change via activism led by Diana Li, Nathalie Low, and Gerry Low-Sabado; one focused on research and publication led by Tim Thomas; and one focused on research and media (documentaries, websites etc) led by Eric Palmer.

All three circles are led by experts who will explain how they’ve built their expertise – exploring how they did and are they still engaged in activism, publishing or producing media artifacts that seek to reach a wider audience and bring about social justice change while honoring and revealing hidden histories.

The goal of this event is to connect community activists, teachers, and students in acting on new ideas, furthering the possibilities of acting and/or educating the wider audience about Chinese-American and Japanese-American history/culture here in Monterey and Salinas. The event is presented by the CSUMB School of Social, Behavioral and Global Studies.

For more information please contact:
Fred Vermote 

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