Our Greatest Generation: A Salute to Chinese American WWII Veterans
The Chinese American WWII Veterans Recognition Project (https://www.caww2.org) seeks to honor Chinese American veterans of World War II through the award of a Congressional Gold Medal. A national ceremony will be held in early 2020 to recognize the 20,000 Chinese Americans who served between Dec. 7, 1941 and Dec. 31, 1946. These veterans served with honor and heroism despite endemic racism and prejudice.
Two keynote speakers from the Chinese American Citizens Alliance (C.A.C.A.) will explain the history and significance of the campaign to pass congressional legislation approving the medal.
View We Served with Pride by documentary filmmaker Montgomery Hom. Film begins at 1:15 pm.
A citizen panel will tell the personal experiences of their WWII Chinese American veteran relatives.
Audience members are invited to share their 1-2 minute stories in an open mic session.
Interested participants can register for the C.A.C.A. medal and learn how to purchase a medal from the US Mint.
A workshop immediately follows the film screening during which audience members may receive help locating documentation and scanning documents that can meet the registration requirements for the CAWW2 project medals.
- Saturday, January 25, 2020
- 11:00am - 5:00pm
- Fukaya Room A, Fukaya Room B
- Fremont Main Library
The Library is wheelchair accessible. An ASL (American Sign Language) interpreter will be provided for this program if requested at least 7 days in advance. For assistance, please contact your library or email@example.com. Events subject to change or cancellation without prior notice.
All Alameda County Library events are free.