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NWNW Roundtables

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MINARI Film Screening and Discussion

Special guests Dmae Roberts, Barbie Wu, and Horatio Law discuss the award-winning and culturally significant film MINARI.

Chinatown Pretty

CHINATOWN PRETTY captures the street-style of senior citizens across six North American Chinatowns: San Francisco, Oakland, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York and Vancouver. This book (six years in the making) chronicles their creative style and their life wisdoms, along with histories of each regional Chinatown.

Celebrating Chinese New Year in Portland Chinatown

Our Chinese New Year Virtual Celebration highlights the sights and sounds of former Dragon Dance parades, fireworks and drums, lion dancers, and food and costumes. Learn more about the holiday’s meaning, traditions and history as we take a look at what makes Chinese New Year in Portland so special.

Winter Flowering Plants at the Lan Su Chinese Garden

Winter time is one of the most spectacular and special seasons when it comes to flowering and fragrant plants. Chinese horticulturalists have been cultivating winter blooming species of Plum, Daphne, Wintersweet, Camellia and Honeysuckle for over 2,000 years! Curator of Horticulture Justin Blackwell talks about some of these winter blooming plants that can be found in the Lan Su, and why they are an important element of a Chinese Garden.

AAPI Black Solidarity Mural

Local Portland-based African American and Asian American artists discuss their intergenerational collaboration and recent completion of their AAPI Black Solidarity Mural located in Old Town Chinatown.

Asian Americans and the Vote

A lively and informative discussion on Asian American voter engagement with guest speakers: Mae Yih, the first Chinese American to serve in a state senate in the United States; Gloria Lee from the Chinese American Citizens Alliance; LiLi Siedare, Reed College student; and Marchel Hirschfield, Political Director of the Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon.

Asian Americans and the Census

Gloria Lee from the Chinese American Citizens Alliance and City of Salem Councilwoman Jackie Leung discuss the critical importance of participating in the 2020 Census for Asian American communities, and the impact the Census results will have on all Oregonians.

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