New Exhibit at Milpitas Library to Focus on the History of Chinese American Women

Special Opportunity to Meet the Author & Curator, Dr. Chang C. Chen

WHAT: Dr. Chang C. Chen is the author of Herstory 2: The Legal History of Chinese American Women. It focuses on the fight for rights by Chinese American women in the U.S. Supreme Court and State Supreme Courts. The book discusses landmark cases from 1912-2020, and covers topics from racial discrimination,
sexual discrimination and gender inequality.

The exhibit, Herstory 2: The Legal History of Chinese American Women offers a rare look at the stories of the women behind the evolution of law that affects the rights of all of us.

The Santa Clara County Library District (SCCLD) and Milpitas Library are proud to host an upcoming event with Dr. Chen at Milpitas Library on Saturday, June 18.

WHO: SCCLD, Milpitas Library, Dr. Chang C. Chen
WHEN/WHERE: Milpitas Library, 160 North Main Street, Milpitas
Saturday, June 18, 2022
1:30 - 3 p.m.

In celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, SCCLD has been featuring different programs and events that “recognize the contributions and influence of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans to the history, culture and achievements of the United States.

The exhibit will show how the women featured in Herstory have made their mark on U.S. history, as has Dr. Chen for telling their stories. Dr. Chen immigrated to the United States 50 years ago to pursue graduate studies. After receiving her Ph.D. in biochemistry from Rutgers University and her Juris Doctor Degree from Columbia University Law School, Dr. Chen worked in the legal field for 35 years. Dr. Chen has written more than 70 books ranging on topics from the law to marriage.