Families with Children from China New England

Boston Chinatown Town Hall Meeting: Transcontinental Railroad

  • 19 Aug 2017
  • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Tufts Medical School Sackler Auditorium, 145 Harrison Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02111

Join the Chinese Historical Society of New England - CHSNE and the Chinese American Citizens Alliance - Boston at this FREE event to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the completion of the Transcontiental Railroad - Golden Spike Ceremony

Speaker: Representative Karen Kwan: District 34, Utah State Representative & Chinese Railroad Worker Descendant

Film Screening: "Canton Army in the High Sierras"
Carving 13 tunnels inch-by-inch through the solid granite of the Sierras in the days before dynamite, an army of thousands of Chinese railroad workers were the backbone and heart of the Central Pacific railroad western half. This film recounts the real story of these workers, their methods of work and the ethnic/cultural values that sustained them through the difficult work of completing America's first Transcontinental Railroad "from sea to shining sea."
28 Minutes • Documentary
Produced, Written and Directed by Loni Ding


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