Dear Family and Friends,
As you may have heard, we have become committed patrons of the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA), which is the preeminent national museum devoted to educating the public on over 200 years of Chinese American history and inspiring meaningful intercultural dialogues. Our connection with MOCA started after our first visit, when we saw exhibits that made us feel as if MOCA was telling our own stories (e.g., the sights and piped-in sounds of a Chinatown garment factory reminded Frank of his early teenage years working in such sweatshop, and the depiction of the cramped living quarters of a tenement reminded Elizabeth of her time in one during her early childhood). As one of America’s Cultural Treasures, MOCA serves as a transnational anchor of scholarship and conscience through the lens of the Chinese American experience and continues to inspire intercultural dialogues and empower new generations of Chinese Americans. What’s more, MOCA is currently in the process of expanding its footprint and reach, evolving to become a National Museum of Chinese in America.
We are delighted to invite you to a special conversation with Nancy Yao Maasbach, President of the Museum of Chinese in America, to learn more about MOCA and its plans for a new National Museum of Chinese in America.
Please join us via Zoom on Wednesday, 6/2/2021, from 5:30 P.M. to 6:30 P.M. EDT. We have included the Zoom meeting link in the evite below.
Zoom Link: https://mocanyc-org.zoom.us/j/82936880534
Meeting ID: 829 3688 0534
Thank you in advance for your participation in this exciting session. We look forward to seeing you there.
Frank and Elizabeth