2019.038.003 The Family Journey of Margaret Lam

Margaret Lam, MOCA 8th Annual Celebration of Community Heroes Honoree in 2019, distinguished philanthropist and Vice President of the New Jersey Chinese-American Chamber of Commerce. Margaret talks about growing up in Hong Kong and her journey to the US. She goes on to discuss her assimilation into American culture and how she went about bringing together the NJ Chinese community.

0:00 - Growing up in Hong Kong, Living with her siblings, lessons imparted by her parents, Father’s International trading business, Father’s philanthropic nature, Father’s demeanor. 在香港成长,与兄弟姐妹一起生活,双亲赋予的教诲,父亲的国际贸易事业,父亲慈善的天性,父亲的举止

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11:07 - Using the lessons learned from her father, Father, mother, and stepmother’s names, growing up in a British Hong Kong, attending St. Stephen’s Girls College in HK, working in banking, Coming to the US. 运用从父亲身上学到的东西,父亲、母亲及继母的名字,在英属香港成长,就读香港的圣士提反女子大学,在银行工作,赴美

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21:02 - Feelings about coming to the US (1967), Why she decided to become a homemaker in the US, adjusting to life in Montville, NJ, community involvement, Founding the 1989 NJ Chinese festival, Montville July 4th committee 赴美所感所想(1967年),决定成为家庭主妇的原因,适应纽泽西蒙特维尔的生活,参与小区活动,创立1989新州中国日,蒙特维尔七月四日委员会

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32:30 - Working with the government to establish the NJ Chinese Festival, Working with other Chinese organizations in NJ, Involvement in Northern New Jersey Chinese Association, conversations at the association, Chinese community in NJ in the 1970s, Organizing events for the Chinese community (karate, chorus, baseball). 与政府合作促成新州中国日,与其他在纽泽西的华人组织合作,参与新州北部美华联谊会,在联谊会的对话,1970年代在纽泽西的华人社群,为华人社群筹办活动(空手道、合唱团、棒球)

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42:33 - Current state of the NJ Chinese festival. 新州中国日的现况

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48:05 - Changes in the NJ Chinese American community, Starting the NJ Chinese Festival, encouraging Chinese Americans to get into politics, how she united Asian American groups throughout the country, leadership qualities, how to encourage philanthropy. 纽泽西华裔美国人社群的变化,创办新州中国日,鼓励华裔美国人参与政治,她如何团结全国亚裔美国人团体,领导素质,如何鼓励慈善活动

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58:15 - How Asian Americans can be active in the political sphere, Organizing events for the United Chinese American Association, advice on how to community organize, difficulty uniting the Chinese American community, thoughts on the mainstream media’s coverage of Asian American communities. 亚裔美国人如何活跃于政治领域,为美国华人联合会筹办活动,对小区组织的建议,联合华裔美国人社群的困难,对主流媒体对亚裔美国人社群报导的想法

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66:55 - Huaxia Chinese School, thoughts about being considered a mother in the wider Chinese American community, proudest achievements, future of the NJ Chinese community, what her generation can do to inspire the younger generation, her thoughts on the Chinese American identity. 华夏中文学校,对被广大华裔美国人社群视为母亲的想法,最骄傲的成就,纽泽西华人社群的未来,她的这一代人如何启发年轻一代,对华裔美国身份认同的想法

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