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  Extra credit: A Special Exhibit featuring the Legal History of Chinese American Women
Opening Reception, Saturday, September 23 at 3 p.m.

WHO: Santa Clara County Library District’s Cupertino Library in partnership with Dr. Chiu Chang

WHAT: An exhibit featuring rare photographs and case descriptions of the obstacles, hurdles and struggles endured by Chinese-American women to gain legal standing in the United States over the past 165 years. The exhibit offers a fascinating look into the lives of ordinary people who fought for equal treatment in the eyes of the law and for citizenship and immigration rights in America.

Opening Reception: Saturday, September 23 at 3 p.m.
Cupertino Community Hall (located next to Cupertino Library)

Exhibit runs from September 5 – October 27
Cupertino Library Main Floor Lobby
10800 Torre Avenue
Cupertino, CA95014

WHO: Opening Day Guest Speakers: Director Ma of TECO (Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in San Francisco); Alissa Kim, grand-niece of Mamie Tape (1885 Tape v. Hurley case); and Felicia Lowe, daughter of Lettie Kam, a “paper daughter.” The term “paper daughter” or “paper son” refers to a person born in China who immigrates illegally to the United States through the purchase of fraudulent documents. These false documents identified the person migrating as a blood relative to a Chinese American citizen.

The Film Documentary: “Chinese Couplets" (A 2015 film by Felicia Lowe, 56 minutes.) will be shown immediately following remarks by guest speakers.