Chinese New Year 2011

The 2011 Celebration of the Year of the Rabbit began with the great honor of hosting a performance/workshop by Ghaffar Pourazar. Mr. Pourazar is the Director of the International Center for Beijing Opera. In addition to providing an evening of fascinating insights and delightful singing and dancing, he conducted workshops at the local schools and Southern Oregon University. The New Year festivities in Jacksonville included a traditional parade, children’s activities, martial arts demonstrations, historical exhibits, and cooking demonstrations. Gregory Nokes, a noted reporter and writer talked about his best-selling book, Massacre in Hell’s Canyon. Paul Fong, a California legislator, and Ted Gong, a member of the Chinese American Citizens Alliance, reported on the status of legislation in which the US Government will formally apologize for the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882. It was an eventful, exciting, and altogether auspicious beginning to the New Year.

Thank you to our 2011 sponsors

Peter W. SageUS Bank City of Jacksonville Logo St. Mary's School LogoJOBA Logo

Thank you to our other donors

  • Bigham Knoll Campus
  • Karen Gernant
  • Chinese Language and Culture for Southern Oregon
  • Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce
  • Valley View Winery
  • Avista
  • Chinese Historical Society of America
  • Grizzly Peak Winery
  • Jacksonville Heritage Society
  • Elan Guest Suites
  • Jacksonville Inn
  • KTVL 10
  • Fox 26
  • Charter Communications
  • Radio Medford
  • KDRV
  • NBC 5
  • Bicoastal Media