Chinese Americans In WWII

November 2, Saturday, 9-3:30
Called To Rise Symposium
November 3, Sunday
Rededication, Lunch, Exhibit
Free Tickets: Vets & Their Families
Public/CHSA Members Tickets

Called To Rise: Chinese Americans’ Involvement in World War II a two-day symposium, November 2-3 hosted by the Chinese Historical Society of America (CHSA). The symposium explores Chinese Americans’ extensive involvement in the war effort during World War II. Military historians and veterans share topics of service before 1941, during WWII, community activism at home, and the legacies of service. Sunday: the rededicate of the War Memorial at Chinatown’s St. Mary’s Square, Call To Rise traveling exhibit, WWII films. These events offer different learning opportunities for audiences to engage with World War II history.

Symposium, Saturday, November 2, 2019
9am-3:30pm @Donaldina Cameron House, 920 Sacramento, SF 94018
Light snacks and boxed lunch included.
FREE Veterans/Active Military & Family must RSVP
$60-$70 Public/CHSA Tickets
$100-$120 Two-days

  • Prewar & Histories of Combatant Service
  • Support Operations: Surviving Veterans’ Experience
  • The Homefront
  • Legacies of Service

Sunday, November 3, 2019
The rededication of the WWI and WWII memorial. Join Chinese American Citizens Alliance, American Legion Cathay Post 384 and the Chinese Historical Society of American in their commemoration of Chinese American Veterans. Lunch with a program at St. Mary’s Cathedral and a viewing of the exhibit Called to Rise: Chinese Americans in World War II at the CHSA 965 Clay St, San Francisco.
$60 Veterans/Active Military & Family
$60-$70 Public/CHSA
$100-$120 Two-days


This project was made possible with support from California Humanities, a non-profit partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Visit calhum.org. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in these programs and exhibit do not necessarily represent those of California Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.


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