Welcome to the Friends of Roots website!
Here you will find information and application materials for our Roots: Him Mark Lai Family History Project. We conduct two programs:
Our Roots program is for young adults ages 18 to 30. It is a year-long program that includes a July trip to ancestral villages in Guangdong Province. For more information, click here.
Our Roots Plus program is for people age 30 and above, and for family groups. Roots Plus groups typically travel to China in October, although arrangements can be made at other times. For more information, click here.
Roots and Roots Plus offer you the opportunity to discover the roots that link you to the past and place you in the present … to journey back to ancestral beginnings, to explore the land and lives of those who shaped your heritage, and to relate your family’s history to the totality of the Chinese American experience.
Explore what it means to be Chinese American. Are you a first generation Chinese American? A member of the second, third, fourth, fifth, or sixth generation? Do you consider yourself FOB, ABC, a 1.5, Juksing, Hapa, Tsinoy, Chino Latino, Asian American, a Banana? Join us for a once in a lifetime journey of discovery!