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#020--October 6, 1999
Contact: Office of Public Affairs
phone: 415/338-1665

Gordon Chin of Chinatown Community Development Center to discuss importance of university links with the community

San Francisco, CA--The Chinese Historical Society of America (CHSA) and the Asian American Studies Department at San Francisco State University will host a lecture on university links with the community by Gordon Chin, executive director of the Chinatown Community Development Center on October 15 at 7 p.m. at the CHSA offices at 644 Broadway Street, Suite 403, in San Francisco. The lecture is free and open to the public.

In his lecture titled "From University to Community," Chin will talk about the importance of community involvement for university students and discuss how community work has shaped his own view of higher education over the last 20 years.

Chin is the founding executive director of San Francisco's Chinatown Community Development Center (Chinatown CDC), formerly the Chinatown Resource Center and the Chinese Community Housing Corporation. Established in 1977, the Chinatown Community Development Center is a community development corporation with a comprehensive program of community organizing, land use planning, advocacy, and technical assistance in San Francisco's Chinatown. The housing development arm of the organization has developed over 2,200 units of affordable housing in San Francisco's Chinatown, North Beach, and Tenderloin neighborhoods.

The CHSA/S.F. State lecture series by S.F. State alumni and a special pictorial exhibition on the founding of S.F. State’s Asian American Studies program displayed at the CHSA’s museum are part of S.F. State's centennial celebration in 1999. The monthly lectures are held every third Friday of the month at the CHSA offices. For more information, call (415) 338-7590.


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