Open to the public at L.A.'s Chinatown Summer Nights, Thank You Enjoy is a photography exhibition created by Katie Salisbury that highlights the lives of Chinese restaurant workers in New York. The project was inspired by a simple question: If Chinese takeout is so popular in America, why do we know so little about the people who work in the industry?
Through photographs and captions in English and Chinese, Thank You Enjoy tells the stories of cooks, delivery workers, waiters, and community organizers who work in the Chinese restaurant industry. The show challenges visitors to consider the working conditions and personal sacrifices of Chinese immigrants while reconsidering what it means to be American.
5 pm - Doors open
7 pm - Artist Katie Salisbury will give a short talk on the project followed by Q&A
8:15 pm - Surprise performance
**Sponsored by Topo Chico & Tsingtao Beer**
In 2016, photographer Katie Salisbury began capturing the lives of Chinese restaurant workers in New York. The project was inspired by a simple question: If Chinese takeout is so popular in America, why do we know so little about the people who work in the industry? In the process of bringing the project to life she also discovered a forgotten piece of her own family’s history.
Founded in 1980, Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) is dedicated to preserving and presenting the history, heritage, culture and diverse experiences of people of Chinese descent in the United States. The greatly expanded MOCA at 215 Centre Street will continue to be a national home for the precious narratives of diverse Chinese American communities, while striving to be a model among interactive museums.
Tickets are $15 and includes wine and Museum general admission. Members receive complimentary tickets. Buy tickets here.
Celebrate the summer solstice at the Asian American Arts Alliance's June Town Hall on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at the Mertz Gilmore Foundation (218 E. 18th Street)!
This event is free and open to the public. RSVP encouraged.
6:45 PM: Doors open
7:00 PM: Pitches & presentations
8:00 PM: Potluck (in garden)
Town Hall is the Alliance's bi-monthly community gathering event that features performances, pitches, and a potluck! We welcome artists of all disciplines (musicians, actors, filmmakers, poets, visual artists -- anyone with a creative fire and joy for the arts), as well as arts organizations, to pitch upcoming projects, find collaborators, or discover new opportunities in a lively space. The catch? You have 60 seconds to deliver your pitch!
Tickets available on Eventbrite.