Growing Up Southern Virtual Panel | Welcoming America

Growing Up Southern Virtual Panel

Learn how Mississippi Delta Chinese immigrant families in the segregated South dealt with discrimination, overcame challenges and why this history is important to all Americans today.

Join us for an enlightening discussion + Q&A with former Greenville, Mississippi residents Carolyn Chan (Past Nat'l President, Chinese American Citizens Alliance), Stan Lou (Past Nat'l VP, OCA Asian Advocates) and Emily Jones (Curator & Archivist, MS Delta Chinese Heritage Museum, Delta State University). They are featured in the new documentary, Far East Deep South, about a Chinese family that uncovers their roots in Mississippi during segregation and the Chinese Exclusion Act. Carolyn and Stan will share more in depth about attending a Chinese only school due to Jim Crow laws, their struggles with Asian American identity, how they persevered and what lessons we can learn today from the past. Moderated by Larissa Lam and Baldwin Chiu, the producers of Far East Deep South.

Sponsored by Delta State University. All ages and cultural backgrounds are welcome.

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