Sackler Auditorium, Tufts Medical Center | 145 Harrison Ave, Boston
General Chen is the first Chinese American 2-Star General in the U.S. Army; his father was a captain and pilot of the U.S. Army Air Forces assigned to the 14th Air Force (Flying Tigers) under General Claire Chennault in the Chinese-Burma-India Theatre during World War II.
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General Chen will give highlights from his distinguished career, an Overview of Chinese American Veterans Involvement in WWII, the Status of the Congressional Gold Medal design process, the projected Spring 2020 DC ceremony, and the Project’s official registration process and database. Included will be coverage of Chinese Americans in the American Volunteer Group, China Air Task Force, and 14th Air Force.
Event hosted by the Chinese American Citizens Alliance - Boston, and the American Legion Boston Chinatown Post 328 and sponsored by the Chinese Historical Society of New England, East Boston Savings Bank, and South Cove Community Health Center
CHSNE is contributing to a new exhibition at the Boston Athenæum
Required Reading
Reimagining a Colonial Library 

Boston Athenæum | 10 1/2 Beacon St, Boston
September 2019 - March 2020
The exhibition showcases and interprets the King’s Chapel Library Collection, one of the surviving treasures of 17th century Boston, exploring the city's colonial history, the fine crafts of bookbinding and furniture-making, and the meaning of “essential knowledge.” In 1698, the set of more than 200 books crossed the Atlantic to serve as a compact library of necessary works for King’s Chapel, the first Anglican church in Boston. As this 1698 library was assembled from a singular point of view, the Athenaeum invited CHSNE, along with other community partners representing a plurality of perspectives, to share in curating the exhibition by providing our “required reading” list of ten titles. 
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CHSNE’s “essential reading” list seeks to give an overview of the struggles and triumphs of Chinese immigrants and their descendents in the United State. The list includes legislation, scholarly works that analyze the effects of these laws, and expressive works that offer more personal perspectives.
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We're excited to announce that CHSNE is taking part of a new exhibition at the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) in New York City. 
Collecting and Documenting Chinese American History

Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA), New York City
October 2019 - March 2020
Gathering: Collecting and Documenting Chinese American History will tell the origin story of historical societies, museums, and organized projects that document and make public the history of Chinese throughout America. This first-of-its-kind survey exhibition is part of MOCA's year-long initiative to commemorate the contributions of Chinese railroad workers in the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad 150 years ago. MOCA's goal is to showcase the breadth, depth, and investment of organized documentation and collection of Chinese history in America. Through this project MOCA hope to expand the dialogue, strengthen connections, and increase collaborative work among these organizations. 
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For Gathering, CHSNE submitted a variety of photographs and event materials from the past 27 years. We sent the architectural model of the Chinese Immigrant Memorial at Mount Hope Cemetery.
More than fifteen hundred Chinese immigrants have found their final resting place in three sections of Boston’s Mount Hope Cemetery since 1930. Many of them had been sojourner-workers who lived difficult lives during the Chinese Exclusion Era. Their customary final journey home after death was interrupted first by World War II and later by the civil strife in China. The once temporary burial ground on foreign soil became a permanent one. 
CHSNE was founded in 1992 with a goal to restore the Chinese section of the cemetery and create a central memorial. In March 2007, after over 18 years of dedicated planning, fundraising, and gaining community support, CHSNE members and supporters dedicated the completed Chinese Immigrant Memorial to the unsung heroes buried at Mount Hope. 
The memorial was designed by Joo Kun Lim of Twinspine Architects with input from the community. Lim explained that the modern design was chosen to “[give] the immigrants who are buried there a place in their new home. It’s been almost 100 years since some of them have died [and should] reflect where they are today.” The memorial provides a place for present and future generations to reflect on the contributions and sacrifices of those Chinese American pioneers who first settled in the Boston area. 
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CHSNE NEEDS YOU! CHSNE is dedicated solely to documenting, preserving, and promoting the history and legacy of Chinese immigration in New England. Please consider becoming a member or donating to help cover our projects and operating expenses. 
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Learn how to Life Hack Your Business with Outsourcing at ACE NextGen presents Launch: 4th Annual National Conference with workshop host, Lakhi Siap!
Lakhi is the founder of the Chicago Asian Network and partner at the East Wave Group, a full-
service Multicultural marketing agency serving the fast-growing Asian American community. He has over

12 years of experience in Asian American outreach, PR, and Business Development. He travels regularly
to the Philippines for international business projects and is involved with US-Philippine leadership
relations programs with US Dept of State and the Philippine Department of foreign affairs.
Find out more about our conference at acenextgen.org/annual-conference
Early Bird ticket prices will end Sept 22!

Come and celebrate AAWPI's 10th anniversary in Chinatown along with national and community leaders and our alumnae on fire on Sunday, October 13th at 2:00pm.
As the country’s only political leadership organization specifically for Asian American women, the Asian American Women's Political Initiative (AAWPI) has worked to ensure that Asian American women have a voice in their government. As we celebrate our 10th year, we want to honor our sheroes while we energize, heal with and continue to fight for our immigrant communities and communities of color.

Our AAWPI alumnae are Dreamers, anti-foreclosure activists who have experienced foreclosure themselves, aspiring artists and filmmakers, nonprofit entrepreneurs and candidates for local officeOne thing that connects us all is our love of community, activism and willingness to fight for our right to be seen and herd. AAWPI is dedicated to changing what politics and government look like and to building this pipeline of low-income, immigrant women from and committed to our communities.

Please join us for our 10th year celebration: Women on Fire featuring Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), civil rights attorney and former California Board of Supervisors Jane Kim, and Chinese Progressive Association Executive Director Karen Chen.

AAWPI will be honoring State Rep. Tram Nguyen and Chair of House Ways and Means, State Rep. Aaron Michlewitz as our Legislative Champions and Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (BCNC) as our Community Champion.

Sunday, October 13th
2:00pm - 4:30pm
Hei La Moon in Boston's Chinatown

September 11, 2019
Early bird tickets for the Asian American Women in Leadership Conference end Sunday, Sept. 15 - don't miss out on this discount!

Applications are open for the 2019-20 Youth Leadership Program! This program is for high school females interested in exploring Asian American identity.

Applications close on Saturday, Oct. 26 and the first session is on Saturday, Nov. 2. 

More information and application can be found here!

ASPIRE Meet and Greet!
Wednesday, Oct. 2
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
50 Milk Street, 5th floor

Whether you're new to the area or looking to expand your current network, come meet some awesome people and learn about ASPIRE and our open roles! There will be snacks and light refreshments.

Mentorship Program - Self-Care Night!
Friday, Sept. 13
6:30-8 p.m.
50 Milk Street, 16th floor (Room: Edison)

We'll be talking all things self-care! Not only about what you can do at home (face masks and bubble baths!) but also self-care at work (taking time to walk away and finding safe spaces). We'll also practice a self-guided mediation together.

Everyone is invited! Please email mentorship@girlsaspire.org to RSVP or send questions.

Mentorship Program - Experience Chinatown Arts Festival!
Saturday, Sept. 28
1 p.m.
Boston Common/Chinatown

Join us at the (free) Experience Chinatown Arts Festival! Meet us at the Bandstand in Boston Common at 1 p.m. and we'll head over to Chinatown to watch performances, eat food, and check out the festivities.

Everyone is invited, including your friends! Please email mentorship@girlsaspire.org to RSVP or send questions.
Youth Leadership Program (YLP) Facilitator

In this role, you'll work with the YLP Director in running a development program for Asian American girls aged 14-18. The YLP team member(s) must also adhere to all volunteer expectations and responsibilities listed in the ASPIRE bylaws. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Prepare materials for the Saturday workshops
  • Plan and facilitate sections of Saturday workshops
  • Track attendance of participants
  • Conduct outreach to no-show participants


  • Pass CORI background check
  • Experience with teaching, tutoring, mentoring, and/or workshop facilitation preferred

Time Commitment:
  • Two Saturday afternoons per month November-May

Position application and all other ASPIRE opportunities can be found here. Please email info@girlsaspire.org with any questions.
Did you know that a percentage of your Amazon purchase can be donated to ASPIRE at no cost to you? Start your shopping at smile.amazon.com and choose "Asian Sisters Participating In Reaching Excellence Inc" as your benefiting charity!

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