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Exhibit tells family histories

WHAT: Suitcase Stories: Stories of Family, Resettlement, Secrets and
Identification

WHERE: Richmond Health Center, 39th and Bissell, Richmond

WHEN: Reception July 10 5-7 p.m. Show continues through September 20. The
exhibit can be viewed Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
Tuesdays and Thursdays 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to
4 p.m.

WHO: Features award-winning artist Flo Oy Wong displaying My Mother's
Baggage: Paper Sister/Paper Aunt/Paper Wife, the story of her family's arrival
from China to Angel Island Immigration Station in 1933. Wong was
born and raised in Oakland's Chinatown, attended Lincoln Elementary School,
Oakland High School, and the University of California, Berkeley

Artists Kim Anno, Daniel Camacho, Candi Farlice, Tina Gray, Maggie
Malone, Ann Schnake, Marisa Vittielo, Paula Woodson offer their own suitcase
stories, interacting with family baggage, secrets, identity, or
resettlement.

The show is sponsored by Contra Costa Health Services' Quilt of Many
Colors project at Richmond Health Center.

WHY: The show is part of a series of exhibitions on the migration
stories of the communities of Richmond. Visitors to the show are encouraged to
consider their own stories: What would you take if you were leaving
your home? Who is welcome and who is not?

Source: Contra Costa Health Services
Run dates: 2002-07-03 - 2002-07-17
 


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