Documentary & Discussion

Documentary & Discussion: "The Chinese Exclusion Act"

10/17/2018 | 07:00PM - 09:00PM

Meeting Room 2

“The Chinese Exclusion Act” examines the origin, history, and impact of the 1882 law that made it illegal for Chinese workers to come to America and for Chinese nationals already here ever to become U.S. citizens. The first in a long line of acts targeting the Chinese for exclusion, it remained in force for more than 60 years. An excerpt of the documentary will be screened, followed by a facilitated discussion on the Act and current events led by Dr. Sylvia Chan-Malik, Associate Professor of American and Women’s and Gender Studies at Rutgers University.

Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Library and the East Brunswick Human Relations Council

Sponsored by The Friends of the Library and the EB Human Relations Council

Documentary & Discussion