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Published by the Public Affairs Office at San Francisco State University, Diag Center.

#087--May 27, 1999; For Immediate Release
Contact: Ted DeAdwyler 415/338-1665

The Chinese American community and educational issues: "The Educational Struggle: Past, Present, and Future"

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--May 27, 1999--The Chinese Historical Society of America (CHSA) and the Asian American Studies Department at San Francisco State University will host a panel discussion on educational issues facing the Chinese American community on Friday, June 18 at 7 p.m. the CHSA offices at 644 Broadway Street, Suite 403, in San Francisco. The discussion is free and open to the public.

The panelists --- who are members of the Association of Chinese Teachers (TACT) and alums of S.F. State --- include Lonnie Chin, principal of the Spring Valley Science Magnet School; Lisa Kwong , a teacher at Cesar Chavez Elementary School and president of TACT; Darlene Lim, a teacher at Gordon J. Lau Elementary School; and Roger Tom, a former S.F. teacher and administrator and now curriculum director for the Stockton Unified School District.

TACT, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, was founded by a group of Chinese American educators in San Francisco. The organization sponsors conferences for teachers on ESL/bilingual/bicultural education; lobbies for and produces media and curriculum that recognize the history, achievements and contributions of Chinese Americans; advocates the hiring of Chinese American teachers in the public school system; and provides scholarships and awards to encourage students and teachers.

The CHSA/S.F. State in the Community Lecture Series celebrates S.F. State's during its centennial during 1999 with lectures by S.F. State alumni. The monthly lectures are held every third Friday of the month at the CHSA offices. There will be no lectures during July and August. For more information, call (415) 391-1188.


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