Celebrating Chinese New Year Through Photography

Categories: Advocacy, In the News, Non-Profit, Other, Racial Justice

Since 1916, YWCA San Francisco & Marin has been serving the Chinatown community. The Julia Morgan designed building, in the heart of Chinatown provides subsidized housing for the low income elderly and people with disabilities. The building stands as an expression of Chinese American culture through its style and thoughtful design. We have been asked by our friends at the the Chinese Historical Society of America to join them in celebrating Chinese New Year. On February 24th, we will be hosting a photo exhibit.

The Living With Dignity-Thriving In Community exhibit was created by local photographer Mark Reynolds of On the Mark Photography. As a dedicated volunteer of the YWCA San Francisco & Marin, Mark has captured the resilient stories of their residents and provided an opportunity for the community to experience this very intimate journey.



The exhibit will be located in the lower level of the museum located at: 

965 Clay Street, San Francisco, CA 94108

There will be free admission to the museum on this day and CHSA will host several additional activities that visitors can engage in. The schedule is as follows:

11:00 am 
Museum opens
11:00-4:00 pm                       
Living With Dignity-Thriving In Community photo exhibit, courtesy of the YWCA
11:00-2:00 pm
Mark and the YWCA team will be on sight for questions and discussion
11:30 am
Lion Dance performance by Kei Lun Martial Arts
11:45-3:30 pm 
Mural painting with Dragon School in CHSA’s Learning Center
11:45-3:30 pm 
Chalk mural drawing with Chalk Riot at Gordon J Lau’s lower playground
4:00 pm
Museum closes
5:15 pm
Chinese New Year Parade starts


We look forward to seeing you and celebrating the year of the dog!