July 7 – July 31, 2019
Centered in San Francisco’s Chinatown, Chinese for Affirmative Action’s (CAA) immigrant members tell their own stories to redefine and reshape the narrative of Chinese immigrants through the mediums of oral storytelling and photography.
About Intergenerational Oral Storytelling and Photography Workshop Series:
口述摄影班 (Intergenerational Oral Storytelling and Photography Workshop Series) is a 6-month project sprungout of a goal to redefine and reshape the narrative of Chinese immigrants through storytelling, rooted in the reality of working classimmigrant struggle. We understand that storytelling is a powerful tool used to tell history, create movements, and mobilize masses for social change. Centered in San Francisco’s Chinatown, Chinese for Affirmative Action’s (CAA) immigrant members tell their own stories and decide how their stories will be used to engage larger Chinatown community in deeperdialogue around family and immigration through the medium of audio storytelling and photography. Immigrant families take part a seven-part workshop series facilitated by artists, Mlinand Vida K. Community members will have the opportunity to practice storytelling from a place of power, to assert their agency, shape their own narrative, and advocate for others through the power of voice. Throughout the art-making process, families are able to deepen their connections to one another through a shared project where they learn about themselves and each other.