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2020 has been a tumultuous
year for all of us; MOCA is grateful for the outpouring of support and
encouragement. As we write this email, the outcome of the U.S.
presidential election remains uncertain. Every Election Day, MOCA is
reminded of the varied journeys Americans have taken to bring them to
the voting polls. Voting is a privilege, civic duty, and responsibility
to help preserve and ensure a functioning democracy.
What is certain, however,
is that MOCA’s work is urgently needed now more than ever and that MOCA
will continue to be an inclusive, safe space in all its forms—physical
or virtual—and an advocate for the arts, history, family stories, and
underrepresented communities. MOCA could not do its work without the
steadfast support from friends near and far who have believed in MOCA's
mission since its founding in 1980.
MOCA Teahouse Reading Club, a monthly program
organized in response to surging anti-Asian xenophobia and violence
during the COVID-19 pandemic, continues on Tuesday, November 10. This
discussion series hosted by MOCA’s education and exhibition
departments—Nora Chen, Education Associate; Lauren
Nechamkin, Director of Education; Andrew Rebatta,
Associate Curator; Herb Tam, Curator and Director of
Exhibitions, will help participants explore and understand Chinese and
Asian American identity and history through discussions focused on
selected key readings.
Teahouses are centers of
community life, places to chat and share ideas. While we’re physically
apart, we invite you to enter into a dialogue with us at our virtual
teahouse. Read along with us and join the discussion over your favorite
cup of tea. The next conversation will focus on this year’s election
through selected readings that address the complex political priorities
of Asian Americans. Through this discussion, we hope to nurture a more
nuanced dialogue around the issues we are facing right now and explore
strategies to build a more equitable future.
readings will be accessible in a downloadable link in the
registration email or directly here.
MOCA has not skipped a
beat since its temporary closure in March. We've been converting our
programs to online offerings and creating new digital content through
multiple platforms, always free of charge—because history matters. We
are facing tremendous financial losses due to COVID-19. We hope you'll
consider making a gift to
become part of a continuing lifeline for MOCA. No amount is too
little and we greatly appreciate your generosity. Your contribution
helps sustain our beloved institution and supports the creation of new,
online programming that will bring comfort and inspiration to more