The Chinese in California: A History of Hate Resistance and Resilience

Driven Out book cover

Brown Bag Lunch Online Presentation with Jean Pfaelzer, Author and Professor at University of Delaware

Monday, January 24, 2022 -
12:00pm to 1:30pm

Jean Pfaelzer, Author and Professor at University of Delaware: Explore the culture and history of the first Chinese Americans. Discover the origins of anti-Chinese racism and its ties to attitudes toward Native Americans and African Americans in California. Learn how Chinese Americans forged new Chinatowns across California, including Eureka and how they fought back and resisted anti-Chinese racism.

Jean Pfaelzer is the author of Driven Out: the Forgotten War Against Chinese Americans, and forthcoming The Stolen People: A History of Slavery in California. She consulted and appeared in PBS "1882: the Chinese Exclusion Act " ; curated "This Wide American Earth" at the Smithsonian Museum of American History, and speaks regularly on issues of immigration on NPR and Pacifica Radio. She is a member of the Eureka Chinatown Project. She is a professor in English, Asian Studies, and Women & Gender Studies, University of Delaware.

The presentation will begin promptly at noon.

If you would like to attend this presentation, please RSVP so we can send you the registration link for the Zoom* meeting. Please register by 11 a.m. on the day of the event or contact the OLLI office to get the meeting link.