Saddleback Emeritus Lectures at Laguna Woods Village
Over the past decade, I have had over 100 opportunities to speak about the history of the Chinese experience in America. The response has been very positive especially from audience members with personal or indirect exposure to the mistreatment of Chinese and the lack of recognition Chinese have generally encountered.
Despite these positive receptions, I have wanted to have opportunities to "preach beyond the choir." My audiences have been predominantly Chinese Americans, and most of them have been from older generations. But awareness of Chinese American history is of great value to younger Chinese Americans and to non-Chinese of all generations.
In Feb. 2017, I had the opportunity to speak to more than 400, mostly non-Chinese, about important aspects of Chinese American history absent from school history books when John Gee arranged an invitation for me to speak at part of a semester long lecture series at Laguna Woods Village sponsored by the Saddleback College Emeritus Institute in Orange County, California.