Building Community in California: The Chinese American Experience




Davis, CA


June 26-July 1, 2022; July 10-July 15, 2022


1 week


Professional Development Program

Professional Development Program Type

Professional Development Program Audience




This weeklong workshop for K-12 teachers, will explore historic sites in Donner Summit, the town of Locke, and San Francisco, to ground our understanding of Chinese immigration and contributions from the Gold Rush through the Immigration and Naturalization Act of 1965 and their lasting impacts. These events bookend our study, as do the common perceptions of “yellow peril” and “model minority” associated with the two eras. The Chinese American experience serves as a case study of the dynamics of immigration and the contributions and experiences of those who came to and built community in Northern California and across the country.

Project Director(s)

Stacey Greer; Robyn Rodriguez

Lecturers and Visiting Faculty

Harvey Dong; Beth Lew-Williams; Wendy Rouse; Phil Sexton; Cecilia Tsu

Grantee Institution

University of California, Davis

Funded through the Division of Education Programs