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January 22, 2014
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(Ashland, Ore.) – Hannon Library and the Southern Oregon Chinese Cultural Association are pleased to host author and attorney Martin Gold as part of this year’s Chinese New Year celebrations. He will speak at Hannon Library on the Southern Oregon University campus on Friday, February 7th, at Noon.
“Forbidden Citizens: Chinese Exclusion and the U.S. Congress: A Legislative History” traces the timeline and background of a series of laws passed by the U.S. Congress between 1879 and 1943 which prohibited the Chinese as a people from becoming U.S. citizens. “Forbidden Citizens” recounts this long and shameful legislative history quoting both supporters and opponents of the bills in full detail. Ted Gong, 1882 Project co-chair of the Chinese American Alliance will also join Mr. Gold in a discussion of the recent passage of Senate Resolution 201, expressing regret for the 1882 Chinese exclusion laws.
Martin Gold, an attorney from Washington D.C., has over 35 years of legislative experience, advising U.S. Senate Majority Leaders, Senators, and serving on a number of Senate committees. He is one of the country’s leading experts on congressional procedures, and is on the faculty of TheCapitol.Net. He has presented hundreds of seminars for government, academic, and private sector audiences, has lectured in China, Russia, and the Ukraine, and has received numerous awards for his work in public affairs.
This Friday Noon event is free and kicks off the Chinese New Year celebrations which will continue Saturday in Jacksonville. More Year of the Horse events are posted at: <http://soccachinesenewyear.org/>. Contact Hannon Library at (541) 552-6023.