Innovative Multimedia Event Highlights Bay Area Chinese History

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San Francisco –  Chinese Whispers in partnership with the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park will present a unique multimedia workshop reading aboard the historic ferryboat Eureka on February 5th from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. This special preview excerpt from Chinese Whispers: Golden Gatesm, created by Artist Rene Yung, will highlight contemporary folk memories about the maritime history of the Chinese immigrants who came through the Bay Area during the early American West. This free, accessible program is appropriate for all ages.

What: Multimedia event presenting a workshop reading from Chinese Whispers: Golden Gatesm by an intergenerational cast of community storytellers, with soundscape by collaborating sound artist Jeremiah Moore; discussion with Yung and Moore; and facilitated audience story circles led by cultural blogger Arlene Goldbard.

When: Sunday, February 5th from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Aboard the 1890 ferryboat Eureka at the Hyde Street Pier.

Who: Seven intergenerational community members will recount stories. Artistic and Project Director Rene Yung and Sound Artist Jeremiah Moore will speak at the event. This production is presented by Chinese Whisperssm in partnership with the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. Chinese Whispers: Golden Gatesm is supported in part by The San Francisco Foundation and San Francisco Arts Commission.

Chinese Whispers sm is a multi-site community storytelling project about the Chinese who helped build the Transcontinental Railroad, mines, and Frontier settlements. It is envisioned to unfold across the geography of the American West in place-based productions that involve local communities recounting local stories.

To learn more about Chinese Whispers, please visit http://chinese-whispers.org/.

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