Community Calendar
Chinese Snuff Bottles from Southern California
October 29, 2016 – June 4, 2017

Drawn from nine private collections in Southern California, the snuff bottles shown in this exhibition represent an extraordinary variety of materials, from porcelain, glass, and cloisonne to rock crystal, limestone with fossils, and bamboo. These bottles reflect themes from history, mythology, poetry and prose, and religion.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)
5905 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Hammer Building, Level 2

Roots: Asian American Movements in Los Angeles 1968 – 80’s
Thursday, January 19, 2017 – Sunday, June 11, 2017

Exhibit explores community activism. A members-only preview of the exhibition from 5:30-6 p.m. will be followed by a reception open to the public from 6-9 p.m.

Reservations are required by Jan. 16. by e-mail:

Who is Asian American?
How did we come into this shifting and expansive idea?

Contrary to popular perception, it is an identity defined out of protest. Starting in the 1960s, a group of young activists shaped "Asian America" through decades of fighting displacement, serving their communities, agitating for revolution, and analyzing the intersections of gender, race, and class.

From Little Tokyo to Chinatown to Historic Filipinotown to the West Side, in solidarity with Latino, Black, feminist, and international struggles, Los Angeles saw the rise of vibrant artistic and political movements.

Chinese American Museum
425 North Los Angeles St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Museum Website

Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival
Presented by Visual Communications
Thursday, Apirl 27, 2017 – Thursday, May 4, 2017

Event Website

Calling All Student Artists
2017 Art Competition Opens

The 2017 National Art Competition is open and entries are being accepted from students K-12.
Deadline is April 30.

Sponsored by the Chinese American Museum and Chinese American Citizens Alliance, the annual competition has four divisions: Kindergarten-Grade 3; Grades 4-6; Grades 7-9; and Grades 10-12. Two $500 scholarships will be given to the Grand Award winners chosen from all the entries. First place winner in each division will receive $300; second place, $200; and third place, $100.

For official rules and details visit  or .

Application Form (PDF)

Finding Kukan, by Robin Lung
LA Asian Pacific Film Festival
Saturday, April 30, 2017

CHSSC is a community partner for the screening of Finding Kukan, presented by Visual Communications. Filmmaker Robin Lung uncovers the forgotten story of Li Ling-Ai, the un-credited female producer of KUKAN, an Academy A ward-winning documentary about World War II China that has been lost for decades. For more information visit the Festival Website .

Tateuchi Democracy Forum
111 N. Central Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Kelly Fong Presentation "What's on Your Meat Pie?"
Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Kelly Fong Presentation "What's on Your Meat Pie?: Exploring Chinese American Homestyle Foodways Through Community Cookbooks"

Chinese Historical Society of Southern California
Castelar Elementary School
840 Yale Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Free parking - enter via College Street
Refreshments will be served
This event is free and open to the public

Tea Brewing Workshop
Saturday, May 13, 2017

Explore the ins and outs of brewing the perfect cup of tea in a workshop led by Angie Lee from 1001 Plateaus and Linda Louie from Bana Tea Company.

Online Registration

Family Ties: Sharing the Past with the Future
A Chinese American Genealogy Workshop
Saturday, May 20, 2017

Loyola Law School
919 Albany St
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Chinese Family History Group of Southern California email:
Event Flyer
Workshop Schedule and Agenda

Methods to Pass Your Family History on to Family & Future Generations
(A one-day workshop)
Saturday, May 20, 2017
9:00am to 3:00pm


Chinese American Citizens Alliance (CACA)
415 Bamboo Lane
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(close to Phoenix Bakery)
(213) 628-8015

CACA Website

Methods to Pass Your Family History on to Family & Future Generations
Annual Golden Spike Awards Dinner Storytellers
Saturday, May 20, 2017

This year's theme, "Storytellers," honors five renowned authors: Jenny Cho, John Jung, L.P. Leung, Susie Ling, and Lisa See. Their writings, both fiction and non-fiction, have captured the dreams and culture, the struggles and accomplishments, and the history of Chinese Americans. We hope that you will be able to join us in celebrating the accomplishments of these five deserving authors.

Ocean Star Restaurant
145 N. Atlantic Blvd. #201-203
Monterey Park, CA 91754

Golden Spike Dinner Event

Felicia Lowe presents "Chinese Couplets"
Sunday, May 21, 2017

Felicia Lowe presents "Chinese Couplets" is an intimate family story that reveals the impact of America's Chinese Exclusion Acts on one family, over two centuries in three countries on four generations of women.

A film discussion with the director will follow the film screening.

For more information call the Reference Desk at (626) 307-1368.
Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library
318 S. Ramona Ave.
Monterey Park, CA 91754

Genetic Genealogy Conference
"Diving Into DNA"
Thursday, June 8, 2017

Back by popular demand, SCGS will hold its fifth Genetic Genealogy Conference, "Diving Into DNA", on Thursday, June 8, 2017, also at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel. The Genetic Genealogy Conference provides a unique learning opportunity with topics suitable for all levels of experience using DNA for genealogical research.
    • 21 speakers including some of the top leaders in the field of genetic genealogy
    • 30 class sessions devoted to the use of DNA in genealogical research

Both 2017 Jamboree and Genetic Genealogy 2017 will be held at Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel, Burbank, California.

The Genetic Genealogy Conference is separate from Jamboree, and separate registration fees will apply.

Southern California Genealogy Jamboree

Southern California Genealogical Society

48th Annual Southern California Genealogy Jamboree
"Hunting Your Heritage"
Friday - Sunday
June 9-11, 2017

Whether you are new to genealogy research or have been tracking your family history for years, this year's three-day Conference features something for everyone!

    • 125+ class sessions for beginning, intermediate, or advanced researchers
    • 85+ top-notch speakers in the fields of genetic genealogy and genealogical research
    • 13 special in-depth workshops - seats are going fast!
    • JamboFREE Sessions Friday morning including Genealogy World and DNA World Roundtables,
        Genealogy Basics, Growing Your Society Track and a Professional Genealogist Track
    • Tours to The Autry Museum and the SCGS Library
    • Friday and Saturday banquets and sponsored breakfasts
    • Exhibit hall packed with vendors and societies FREE all weekend
    • One-on-one research assistance provided by members of the Southern California Chapter,
        Association of Professional Genealogists
    • Fun social activities all weekend and MORE!

Passing What I Have Learned on to My Family
Tuesday, June 20, 2017
4:00am to 7:00pm

Pass your research and stories to present and future generations of your family. Use free and readily available tools such as Word, PowerPoint, Weebly or GENI to produce products such as a family tree; family timeline; family history slide show or video or booklet. Instructions to download these tools will be emailed with confirmation of participation. Examples and assistance will be given.

An updated announcement will be sent in late spring. If you are not a SCGS member, please bring a fully charged laptop or tablet.

Space is extremely limited and based on a “first-come; first served” RSVP reply.

Southern California Genealogy Society
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, CA 92504
(818) 843-7274

SGCS Website

Chinese Genealogy Workshop in San Francisco Chinatown
July 31, 2017 - August 2, 2017

This can be a 3 day workshop for attendees:
Day 1 Fundamentals (afterwards- beginners can take Day 2)
Day 2 Experienced Researchers (can take Day 1 for a review of the fundamentals and learn what they might have missed).
Day 3 Traveling to Taishan, Hands-On Research & Consultations.

After each workshop day, there will be evening round table discussions: between attendees, expert consultant & researchers, special topics, and a poster session.

Please register early to ensure your place (room size restriction) – we had 90 people in the previous workshop in San Francisco Chinatown.

Registration: $50 (1 day) $100 (2 days) & $125 (3 days) registration fee to defray the cost for the meeting room and associated fees. Please make your check for the registration payable to Henry Tom and send to:

Henry Tom
1987 N 165th Drive
Goodyear, AZ 85395

Event Flyer
Registration Form (PDF)