Illinois Lt. Governor’s Visit to CAMOC Covered by SinoVision

On October 5, 2021, CAMOC welcomed Illinois Lieutenant Governor Juliana Stratton for a guided tour of the Museum. CAMOC’s Immediate Past President Soo Lon Moy and Curator of Collections Riley Ren discussed the struggles and successes of Chinese immigrants to the Midwest and responses to anti-Chinese racism throughout history. Illinois State Representative Theresa Mah and 25th Ward Alderman Byron Sigcho-Lopez joined the tour, as well members of CAMOC’s Board of Directors and Advisory Board.

During her visit, Lt. Governor Stratton remarked: “I’m a restorative justice practitioner and we believe that the wisdom is in the room. That you don’t go outside to other communities to tell your story, that you tell the story from people in your community…This is the only place in the Midwest where you can come learn Chinese American history in this way – and that in and of itself, is history.”

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