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Virtual Lecture: San Francisco’s Chinatown Through the Lens of Dick Evans

Following his award-winning book on San Francisco’s Mission District, Oregon State University alumnus Dick Evans (’69 B.S., Industrial Engineering) turns his attention to Chinatown, the one-fifth of a square mile that attracts more tourists than the Golden Gate Bridge but where the median household income is a quarter of the citywide average. Evans captures a place filled with diverse residents and a unique mélange of American and Chinese architecture, cuisine, and culture. Vibrant images are interspersed with sidebars highlighting particular people and institutions, deepening viewers’ immersion into this community.

This virtual lecture, featuring live Q&A with Evans and co-author Kathy Chin Leong, will bring attendees into the process of creating the “Chinatown” book, now available from Heyday Books, and the insights it shares on the oldest Chinatown in the U.S. The book is a nonprofit project benefiting the Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco and the nonprofit Heyday Books.

Dick Evans is a member of the Dean’s Leadership Council and the OSU Foundation Board of Trustees. He is senior international business advisor, director of companies, former CEO of the Fortune 100 company Alcan. He is also an accomplished photographer. His book of photographs, “The Mission,” capturing the pulse of life in the Mission District of San Francisco, was a finalist for the Next Generation Indie Book Awards for Art.

Visit the “Chinatown” book site and watch the book trailer

Nov. 18, 2020                                                                  

6 to 7 p.m. (PT)

Free and open to the public

Register online

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Virtual Event