Friday October 4
6:30P- 8:00P Finding Samuel Lowe: From Harlem to China Film Screening in Brooklyn Chinatown.
Saturday October 5
9:00A-9:30A OPENING REMARKS
Update on Cuba and Havana Chinese Cemetery and history of renovation of Kingston, Jamaica, Chinese Cemetery
Speakers: Mitzi Espinosa Luis and Robert Hew
•Discovering Ms. Chin, Documentary screening and discussion of cultural, social and familial impact on Jamaica’s Hakka Chinese community resulting from the exodus during the Manley administration. Screening by producer and documentarian Juliet Chin. Speakers: Keith Lowe.
The Future of Chinatown’s. Gentrification, upward mobility of Chinese, and more issues have resulted in the demise of Chinatown’s. We’ll hear how the communities in NYC, LA, SF and Havana are dealing with the loss of community, culture and commerce. Speakers: Don Lee, Gay Yuen, Steven Owyang, Mitzi Espinosa Luis.
•Roots Searching. Attendees clamor for session which offers information and advice on tracing our genealogy back in time into the US, Caribbean and to China. Speakers: Amy Chin, Felicia Chang, Robert Hew, Suzanne Fitzpatrick
•Hakka Studies, We’ve seen the Western academic study of the Hakka people transition from a distanced anthropological study of the Hakka in mainland China to a more up-close and personal cultural, sociological and multiracial look at the Hakka globally including Overseas Chinese. Speakers: Bayer Lee.
SUNDAY October 6
9:45A-11:00P Briefing: NY Hakka Conference trip to Singapore, Malaysia and China
Speakers: Bayer Lee, Paula Madison
11:00A-12:00P Closing Remarks
Photo credit: Corky Lee