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  • Asian American Film Series Double Feature: Delano Manongs: Forgotten Heroes of the United Farm Workers & The Chinese Exclusion Act
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    Asian American Film Series Double Feature: Delano Manongs: Forgotten Heroes of the United Farm Workers & The Chinese Exclusion Act

    Delano Manongs tells the story of farm labor organizer Larry Itliong and a group of Filipino farm workers who instigated one of the American farm labor movement’s finest hours – The Delano Grape Strike of 1965 that brought about the creation of the United Farm Workers Union (UFW).

    The Chinese Exclusion Act sheds a light on the important connections between the Chinese Exclusion Act and the history of American civil liberties, immigration, and culture.

    Q & A after screening with Alex S. Fabros Jr.

  • Asian American Film Series: Abacus: Small Enough to Jail
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    Asian American Film Series: Abacus: Small Enough to Jail

    Oscar-nominated!

    This riveting, award-winning documentary tells the incredible saga of the Chinese immigrant Sung family, owners of Abacus Federal Savings of Chinatown, New York. Accused of mortgage fraud by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., Abacus becomes the only U.S. bank to face criminal charges in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. The indictment and subsequent trial force the Sung family to defend themselves – and their bank’s legacy in the Chinatown community – over the course of a five-year legal battle. (2016, 1hr 30min, Directed by Steve James)

  • Asian American Film Series: Meditation Park
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    Asian American Film Series: Meditation Park

    In this “love letter to Asian moms,” a devoted wife and mother (Pei Pei) is forced to reassess her reverence for her husband after she finds another woman’s underwear in his laundry. (2017, 1 hr 34 min, Directed by Mina Shum)

    Q & A after screening TBA

    *A Pre-film box meal will be available for $8 starting at 6 PM. Call (805) 961-5367 or email education@sbthp.org to reserve a box.

    Doors Open 6 PM | Screening 7 PM | Reception to Follow

    Alhecama Theatre, 215 A, E Canon Perdido, Santa Barbara

  • Asian American Film Series: Abacus: Never Give Up! Minoru Yasui and the Fight for Justice
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    Asian American Film Series: Abacus: Never Give Up! Minoru Yasui and the Fight for Justice

    This gripping documentary tells the story of Minoru (Min) Yasui. The first Japanese American attorney in Oregon, Yasui initiated a legal test case by deliberately violating military orders that lead to the incarceration of over 110,000 persons of Japanese ancestry in U.S. concentration camps. Yasui spent 9 months in solitary confinement awaiting his appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court, which ruled against him. After the war, he moved to Denver and continued to defend human and civil rights.

  • Presidio Pastimes by Candlelight - 1st Thursday Event
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    Presidio Pastimes by Candlelight - 1st Thursday Event

    The Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation (SBTHP) is pleased to present Presidio Pastimes by Candlelight on Thursday, February 1, 2018 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at El Presidio de Santa Bárbara State Historic Park as part of Downtown Santa Barbara’s 1st Thursday.

  • Asian American Neighborhood Festival
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    Asian American Neighborhood Festival

    This free, family-friendly event hosted by the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation celebrates the history and cultures of the Asian communities that once thrived in and around the Santa Barbara Presidio Neighborhood. Learn about a number of Asian cultures through live performances, local artists, food trucks, and hands-on activities.

  • Californio: Lecture and Book Signing by Darlene Craviotto
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    Californio: Lecture and Book Signing by Darlene Craviotto

    The Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation (SBTHP) is pleased to present Californio, a lecture and book signing by Darlene Craviotto on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 7:00 PM at the Alhecama Theatre (914 Santa Barbara Street, Santa Barbara). Admission is free for members of the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation; there is a $5 suggested donation for non-members. A reception will follow the lecture.

  • My Life in China
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    My Life in China

    Join the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation (SBTHP) for My Life in China, the third film of the 2017 Asian American Film Series!

    In the documentary My Life in China, a story of migration is passed down from father to son, as filmmaker Kenneth Eng and his father retrace the precarious steps his father took in search of a better life; ultimately asking the question, what does it mean to be both Chinese and American? (2014, 1 hour 21 minutes, directed by Kenneth Eng)

    Q&A with Director Kenneth Eng will follow the screening.

  • Comfort
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    Comfort

    Join the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation (SBTHP) for Comfort, the second film of the 2017 Asian American Film Series!

    In Comfort, a late night courier boy agrees to pick up the feisty daughter of an important client. The two youngsters form a close connection and spend two nights exploring LA’s local food scene while their romance blossoms. (2015, 1 hour 43 minutes, directed by William Lu)

    Q&A with Director William Lu, Producer Mark Heidelberger, and actor Chris Dinh will follow the screening.

  • Off the Menu: Asian America
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    Off the Menu: Asian America

    Join the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation for Off the Menu: Asian America, the first film of the 2017 Asian American Film Series!

    The documentary Off the Menu: Asian America grapples with how family, tradition, faith, and geography shape our relationship to food. The film takes us on a journey across the US as it delves into a wealth of stories, traditions, and unexpected characters that help nourish this nation of immigrants. (2015, 56 minutes, directed by Grace Lee)

    Q&A with Producer Eurie Chung and reception will follow the screening.

  • Off the Menu: Asian America
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    Off the Menu: Asian America

    Join the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation for Off the Menu: Asian America, the first film of the 2017 Asian American Film Series!

    The documentary Off the Menu: Asian America grapples with how family, tradition, faith, and geography shape our relationship to food. The film takes us on a journey across the US as it delves into a wealth of stories, traditions, and unexpected characters that help nourish this nation of immigrants. (2015, 56 minutes, directed by Grace Lee)

    Q&A with Producer Eurie Chung and reception will follow the screening.

  • Una Noche de Estrellas
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    Una Noche de Estrellas

    Join the Santa Barbara Trust for Historic Preservation (SBTHP) at its annual celebration, Una Noche de Estrellas (A Night of Stars), on the evening of Saturday, November 11, at Casa de la Guerra. Enjoy a cocktail reception with Spanish tapas, a paella dinner under the stars, a silent auction, live entertainment, and more. Don't miss this extraordinary evening!

    Sponsorships available now. Tickets available in September.