Ging Hawk Club: The Social Networks of 2nd Gen Chinese American Women

Sun, Sep 25, 2016 @ 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Tickets (include museum admission): $12/Adults; $7/Students & Seniors; FREE for MOCA Members

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The women of the Ging Hawk Club share their memories and stories about growing up Chinese American and female in the 1930s and the impact of New York’s Ging Hawk Club on their lives and the community.

About the Ging Hawk Club
New York’s Ging Hawk Club was an association for Chinese American women that offered an alternative to traditional, male-dominated associations and Christian church groups during the 1920s and 30s. The Ging Hawk Club started in 1929 at The Church of All Nations and also the Young Women’s Christian Association. The club initially was called the Girls’ Reserves, and then they adopted the name Ging Hawk – “striving for knowledge.” The Ging Hawk women provided community services and organized social events. When war approached, these women formed the backbone for fundraising and other relief efforts.

Calling all Ging Hawk Club members: If you are a former member of the Ging Hawk Club and/or related to a former Ging Hawk, please contact us (; 855-955-622) for more information about attending the reunion prior to this program. We would love to hear from you!