Music and Memories: the 1960s with Silver Kite. All ages welcome. Registration is required.
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Everyday objects, old photos, advertisements, and favorite music become sparks for celebrations of past and present moments during this interactive storytelling workshop. Engage in a reminiscence session, share stories, and sing along to musical favorites from the 1960s.
This workshop has been designed and will be facilitated for persons living with dementia and their care partners. We welcome other family members and friends of all ages to join participants in these activities.
Facilitated by Jen Kulik.
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Join us to celebrate the release of local luminary Ron Chew’s new memoir. Registration is required.
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This event is presented by The Seattle Public Library Foundation.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Third-generation Seattleite, historian, journalist, and museum visionary Ron Chew spent more than five decades fighting for Asian American and social justice causes in Seattle. In this deeply personal memoir, he documents the tight-knit community he remembers, describing small family shops, chop suey restaurants, and sewing factories now vanished. He untangles the mystery of his extended family’s journey to America during the era of the Chinese Exclusion Act. Intimate profiles of his parents—a waiter and garment worker—and leaders like Bob Santos, Ruth Woo, Al Sugiyama, Roberto Maestas, and Kip Tokuda are set against the familiar backdrop of local landmarks such as Sick’s Stadium, Kokusai Theatre, Shorey’s Bookstore, Higo Variety Store, Hong Kong Restaurant, and Chubby & Tubby. He highlights Seattle’s unsung champions in the fight for racial inclusion, political empowerment, American ethnic studies, Asian American arts, Japanese American redress, and revitalization of the Chinatown-International District. Chew himself led a successful campaign to transform a historic hotel into the Wing Luke Museum’s permanent home.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Ron Chew served as editor of the International Examiner and as executive director of the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience. His books include Reflections of Seattle’s Chinese Americans: The First 100 Years and Remembering Silme Domingo and Gene Viernes: The Legacy of Filipino American Labor Activism.
View in Catalog: My Unforgotten Seattle by Ron Chew