Jul
4
to Jul 20

Roots 2017 Journey

In July, eleven Roots interns, along with three leaders, will travel to the Pearl River Delta region in Guangdong Province, China. They will be visiting their ancestral villages in Kaiping, Taishan, Zhongshan, Panyu, Nanhai, Zhaoqing, Dongguan and Huizhou. Follow their journey here.

The Roots 2017 interns (a few remote ones are not pictured) at their second seminar with special guests Paula Madison, Judy Yung (not pictured) and Ruthanne McCunn Lum (not pictured).

The Roots 2017 interns (a few remote ones are not pictured) at their second seminar with special guests Paula Madison, Judy Yung (not pictured) and Ruthanne McCunn Lum (not pictured).

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May
8
to May 19

Roots Plus 2017 Spring Journey

In May, ten Roots Plus participants, along with three leaders, will travel to the Pearl River Delta region in Guangdong Province, China. They will be visiting their ancestral villages in Taishan, Xinhui and Meizhou.  Stay tuned for more info.

Sitting l-r: Trina Horner, Celia Huey, Jessica Huey, Martha Chan, Barbara Lee. Standing: Walter Lim, John Wong, Jason Phan, Dennis Huey, Patrick Chew, and Winston Lee Not pictured: Jane Chin and Danny Lee

Sitting l-r: Trina Horner, Celia Huey, Jessica Huey, Martha Chan, Barbara Lee.

Standing: Walter Lim, John Wong, Jason Phan, Dennis Huey, Patrick Chew, and Winston Lee

Not pictured: Jane Chin and Danny Lee

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Apr
1
6:00pm 6:00pm

Eat Root Love 2017

Featuring keynote speaker: Paula Madison. Paula is a retired NBC executive, who wrote a book and made a documentary about her search for her Hakka Chinese grandfather's family. She is of Jamaican Black and Chinese ancestry, and grew up in Harlem. View the trailer of her moving story, Finding Samuel Lowe.

This year's gala will be held at the historic Far East Cafe in the heart of San Francisco Chinatown. 

Friend of Roots alumni at Eat Root Love 2016. Photo credit: Frank Jang

Friend of Roots alumni at Eat Root Love 2016. Photo credit: Frank Jang

 
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Feb
25
12:00pm12:00pm

Roots 2016 Presentation & Exhibit

Friends of Roots would like to invite you to the 2016 interns' presentation about their experiences in China and their year in the Roots: Him Mark Lai Family History Project. 

12pm: Exhibit Opens | 1pm: Presentation Starts

The Roots 2016 cohort at the Meiguan Pass in Nanxiong, Guangdong Province, China

The Roots 2016 cohort at the Meiguan Pass in Nanxiong, Guangdong Province, China

The presentation and exhibit will be held at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center, on the second floor of the Pacific Renaissance Plaza in the heart of Oakland Chinatown.

 
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Roots Plus 2016 Journey
Oct
30
to Nov 10

Roots Plus 2016 Journey

  • Guangdong Province China (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This fall, two Roots Plus groups will travel to the Pearl River Delta region in Guangdong Province, China. Key visits will include Kaiping, Taishan, Xinhui, Zhongshan, Zhujixiang and Guangzhou. Stay tuned for introductions to Roots Plus in our fall newsletter.

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Cheer on the Roots Dragon Boat team
Sep
17
10:00am10:00am

Cheer on the Roots Dragon Boat team

Join Friends of Roots at the 21st Annual Kaiser Permanente Northern California International Dragon Boat Festival

Come watch speeding dragon boats take to the water at Lake Merritt, Oakland! Cheer on the Dragon Roots team in their colorful 40-foot dragon boat as they race to the beat of Chinese drums on Saturday, September 17, 2016.

This admission-free festival brings a weekend of world-class dragon boat racing, spectacular cultural performances, delicious food, a variety of clothes and crafts vendors, and kid-friendly activities in Dragon Land where games and arts & crafts await.

the Dragon Roots team at their first practice

the Dragon Roots team at their first practice

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