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What's Your Real Name?
What's Your Real Name?

Thu, Apr 11


Clarion Performing Arts Center

What's Your Real Name?

Award winning filmmaker, Felicia Lowe, explores the legacy of her parent’s “paper names” in the half hour video, “What’s Your Real Name?”

Time & Location

Apr 11, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Clarion Performing Arts Center, 2 Waverly Pl, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA

About the Event

My parents emigrated to America during Chinese Exclusion, a period from 1882-1943 when Chinese laborers were banned from entry.  Only merchants, teachers, students, and their minor aged children were allowed.  A common work around was to assume an identity, a “paper name” that qualified entry.  Both my mother and father had “paper names” which led to secrets and silence about their lives in China…a common story  among descendants.  The discussion following the film will explore the impact it had  on our identity within the family and outside in the broader community.

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