Immigrants Building America Exhibit in Houston
Whether you're Chinese or not and you're looking for a way to generate interest in your family, community organization or youth group's fundamental knowledge of the impact of Chinese immigrants upon our great nation, spend an afternoon at the Culture Center of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in Houston, Texas to read the stories and sacrifices of the Chinese from the early transcontinental railroad workers to breakthrough contributors in science, medicine, technology, arts, sports and politics. As beautifully documented in an impressive multi-panel display, the exhibit documents the rich and varied examples of the dedication of individuals and groups to rise above the challenges of discrimination, stereotyping and social injustices to take advantage of opportunities to build the nation.
In collaboration with the American Institute in Taiwan, the Overseas Community Affairs Council and the Culture Center of TECO, the Houston Lodge of Chinese American Citizens Alliance co-sponsored the Exhibit which runs from June 1 - 14, 2014. Organized by Houston VP Shelley Ding, the opening ceremonies were enlivened with the presence and remarks of Dr. Paul Chu of world renown superconductivity research, Roy Leu, Vice-Minister of the Overseas Community Affairs Council, Director General Steve Hsia of TECO, Chilling Tong of the U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Texas State Rep. Gene Wu, Harris County Judge Ed Emmett and National C.A.C.A. President Ed Gor and Dr. Ed Chen of the Harris County Historical Commission. The program's participants included Sheriff Adrian Garcia and Deputy Sheriff Michael Wong, National Executive Jack Joe and Houston Lodge members, Pres. Tom Eng, VP Shelley, Past Lodge Presidents Linda Wu, Dorothy Chow, Daniel Chow and Kim Gee; also, Judge Ted Wu, Betty Gee, Amos Fung, Tina Fung and daughter, Trinisia Fung and Alicia Liu.
This comprehensive summary will only be in Houston for a short period, so pass the word to friends and family living in the Houston area and to those whose travel plans may include Houston during June 1-13. The Exhibit is located at 10303 Westoffice Drive, Houston, TX 77042. Call the Culture Center Office at (713) 789-4995 for exhibit hours and directions.