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Learn more about the first wave of Chinese immigrants to the West Coast; the Chinese workers, merchants, wives, and families who built Portland’s Chinatown; racist reaction and violence leading to the passage of the Chinese Exclusion Act; and the 70 year-long struggle for citizenship and acceptance as Chinese Americans. This 90-minute event features an illustrated "walk through" of the Beyond the Gate exhibition by the curator and museum executive director, Dr. Jackie Peterson-Loomis, and personal stories by three Chinese American elders who grew up in Chinatown between 1920 and 1950. A 30-minute Q&A with Dr. Peterson-Loomis, Bertha Saiget, Franklin Quan, and Kenneth Fong follows this fascinating program.
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