February 2010 | By Jane Leung Larson
Come Build the “Chinese in America” Wall, Brick by Brick, Face by Face!
The May 1 kick-off of World Expo in Shanghai is drawing near, spurring the Committee of 100 to ramp up promotion of the USA Pavilion and its Committee-created “Chinese in America” photo wall. As the USA Pavilion Strategic Partner, the Committee is focusing on fundraising to support the Pavilion and creation of a video wall showing the diverse faces of Chinese America.
To help build the “Chinese in America: We are Family” exhibit—open to contributions of photos without charge to anyone of Chinese descent living in the U.S.—the Committee of 100 is offering individuals and companies an opportunity to display their names on bricks that will form the physical wall of the USA Pavilion,which promises to be one of the most popular country pavilions at the Shanghai Expo. A limited number of bricks are available for tax-deductible gifts of $1,000 to $10,000, giving donors their only opportunity to have their names be seen by as many as 70 million visitors to World Expo. Construction of the “Chinese in America” exhibit in Shanghai is underway, but the deadline for ordering bricks has been extended to March 12. Sign up at http://www.comebuildthewall.org.