The Chinese American Citizens Alliance (CACA) will be making a presentation entitled “60 years of Chinese Exclusion Laws: Their Legacy and Lessons” to an audience of approximately 5,000 educators and social studies experts at the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) Conference. The conference will be held in Seattle on Saturday, Nov. 17. The representatives of the alliance include Bettie Luke, Maxine Loo, Joanne Dufour, and Ming-Ming Tung-Edelman.
The presentation will cover the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Laws, including the Seattle experiences of the 1886 Expulsion and 2011 Chinese Expulsion Remembrance Project.
The CACA, founded in 1912, is one of the oldest civil rights organizations and has 17 chapters throughout the country. The group focuses on youth leadership, community service, and the protection of civil rights.
In the year and a half the Seattle chapter has been active, it has provided more than 2,000 pounds of rice to Chinese seniors and co-sponsored the Asian Heritage Day with the Seattle Mariners. (end)