MOCA to Host Conversation, “After Vincent Chin: A New Civil Rights Movement”

Next Monday evening, the Museum of Chinese in America will host a conversation with Frank H. Wu, Chancellor & Dean of University of California Hastings College of Law and author of Yellow: Race in America Beyond Black and White, on the future of civil rights and civic engagement in multiracial America. IMDiversity.com notes: Yellow explores the position of Asian-Pacific Americans within America’s traditionally polarized, Black-White conception of race.  A Chinese-American professor of law at Howard University, Wu has a refreshing ability to write about topics such as civil rights and civil liberties, affirmative action and multiracial identity, in a manner that is informed by a keen understanding of history and policy while also being quite personal and emotionally honest.

The conversation will be moderated by Judge Denny Chin, currently the only federal appellate judge of Asian American descent on active status in the country.

$12/adult; $8/senior(65+); FREE for MOCA members, and teachers & students (with valid ID). RSVP REQUIRED to programs@mocanyc.org // 7pm // 215 Centre Street.

Weekend Kid’s Pick

Family workshop on Chinese Puzzles at MOCA.

This Saturday visit the Museum of Chinese in America and try your hand at puzzle solving! MOCA is offering family puzzle-solving workshops on the last Saturday of each month from March to August 2011. Kids 4 and older work with their parents to solve the puzzles, hear stories related to the puzzles, and experiment with puzzle-inspired art.

Time: Saturday, March 26 from 1:30 to 2:30 // Location: 215 Centre Street // Admission: $10 per child and adult pair; $5 per additional child; Free for MOCA Family Members. RSVP to education@mocanyc.org

Chinese Cinema Club Offers Take Out with “Take Out” at MOCA

Still from the film "Take Out" by Sean Baker & Shih-Ching Tsou

The Chinese Cinema Club at the Museum Of Chinese in America will be screening the independent film Take Out, a story about an illegal Chinese immigrant who falls behind on payments on an enormous smuggling debt. He has until the end of the day to come up with money from friends, family the day’s delivery tips. (The film is in English and Chinese, with English subtitles.) An extra perk – if you order tickets in advance, you can get a tasty Chinese take out meal to eat while you watch the film.