Saturday, September 22, 2012
6PM Reception & Silent Auction
Four Seasons Hotel
757 Market Street
With Special Recognition of
Congresswoman Judy Chu
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The Chinese Historical Society of America Museum invites you to our Voice & Vision Gala 2012 on Saturday, September 22, 6 pm at the Four Seasons Hotel in San Francisco.
Voice & Vision Gala 2012 will recognize three extraordinary women: Congresswoman Judy Chu, who led the effort to pass H.Res 683 expressing regret for the passage of the Chinese Exclusion Act, Journalist Manli Ho, who investigated the long-lost story of Chinese diplomat Dr. Feng Shan Ho, who saved thousands of Jewish lives from 1938-1940; and Community Historian Connie Young Yu, who has devoted her energies for more than a quarter of a century in rediscovering a history of Chinese and Asian America that has, for the most part, been forgotten, overlooked, and even hidden.
Last year’s event honored three significant figures: Mayor Ed Lee, the City’s first Asian American mayor, Judge Ed Chen, the first Chinese American to be appointed to the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, and David Louie, newly appointed Attorney General of Hawaii. As remarkable as their individual achievements, their collective achievement is an even more significant reflection of the ascendancy of a new generation of Asian Americans in public and civic life. As such CHSA’s Gala has grown to be an event of national importance reflecting the pioneering role that it has performed for nearly 50 years.
Bevan Dufty, Director of Housing Opportunity, Partnerships and Engagement (HOPE) for the SF Mayor’s Office, and writer and multidisciplinary artist Genny Lim will emcee. Special performances by Beach Blanket Babylon, Latin/World vocalist Kat Parra and percussionist Michaelle Goerlitz will be featured. Don’t miss it!