As part of the Museum’s monthlong celebration of Lunar New Year, we are thrilled to invite you to our upcoming Spotlight Series on Friday, February 19 at 4:00 EST. Each month, this intimate virtual conversation will highlight the timely and distinctive narrative of a Chinese American icon and friend of MOCA. Through this conversation, MOCA hopes to shed light on the distinctive yet universal American journeys of these luminaries, touching upon key moments of personal trial and stratospheric success, all within a casual, inviting, and inspiring format.
We are honored to present our next speaker as The Honorable State Senator Mae Yih. As MOCA’s 2019 Legacy Awards Honoree, Ms. Yih is an internationally esteemed and admired legislator who made history 45 years ago when she won a seat in the Oregon House of Representatives as the first Chinese American elected to a state legislature anywhere in the United States. As a revered public official, Ms. Yih served 26 years in the legislature, six years in the House and twenty years in the Senate after she had served on the board of two local elementary and high schools for 13 years–a total of 39 years of outstanding elected public services. Mae has a remarkable story to tell and we cannot wait to share it with you.
MOCA has not skipped a beat since its temporary closure in March 2020. We've been converting our programs to online offerings and creating new digital content through multiple platforms, always free of charge—because history matters. We are facing tremendous financial losses due to COVID-19. We hope you'll consider making a gift to become part of a continuing lifeline for MOCA. No amount is too little and we greatly appreciate your generosity.
This program is brought to you by MOCA friends and partners, including Bloomberg Philanthropies.