How I Keep Looking Up

HIKLU Latinx and Chinese participants creating their Flag for the Parade. Courtesy of CCC 1
CCCenter 16 Flag Images

Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco (CCC) is an art, culture, and education non-profit which has served the community for 50 years. CCC will unveil 16 custom flags that celebrate Chinese and Latinx immigrant cultures at the 2023 Chinese New Year Parade! 

“How I Keep Looking Up/Como Sigo Mirando Hacia Arriba/仰望” is a cross-cultural, trilingual art project using flags to amplify stories of resilience. Lead artist Christine Wong Yap collaborated with 16 working-class immigrant women in workshops to share stories and create flags to march in the 2023 Chinese New Year Parade.  The Chinese New Year Parade began in the 1860s as a rare opportunity for early immigrants to display their cultural power in public spaces. On February 4th, the group will proudly march as mothers, workers, activists, and artists who represent San Francisco’s powerful immigrant communities. 

Image Credit – Christine Wong Yap with contributors, 16 How I Keep Looking Up Banner Designs, 2022, digital design, dimensions variable.

See the flags up close after the parade at: 

Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco 


Vea las banderas de cerca en la Galería del Centro de Cultura China

February 7–April 1, 2023

750 Kearny St, 3rd Floor, SF Chinatown 

Hours: Tue-Sat, 10AM-4PM

 Free Admission | 免費入場 | Entrada gratis

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