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Good Fortune for Tuesday’s Emoji Lecture

Pick up a copy of The Fortune Cookie Chronicles in our Museum Store (save your receipt!) and come to hear Jenny 8. Lee for free on Tuesday night! Our Museum Store is open during our regular operating hours and you don’t need to tour to visit the store!

Jennifer 8. Lee is one of the founders of Emojination, a small group of activists whose motto is “Emoji for the people, by the people.” This global network works to make the emoji approval process an inclusive and representative process. She’ll be sharing her story about how her research on American Chinese food for The Fortune Cookie Chronicles turned into a passion for approval for the dumpling emoji and beyond. It will be a thought-provoking discussion on how this new digital linguistic media is shaping the world around us, as well as the minds of generations to come.

After the lecture, Jenny will be signing copies of her book in our Museum Store.

Members: Free
Non-Members: $10.00

To reserve your spot for this event please click here; email, or call 978-306-7003.

This is the third lecture in our Seven Lectures at Seven Gables Series. The 2019 exhibit, Pop! Goes The Gables explored how Hawthorne’s novel and our 1668 mansion have influenced pop culture over the centuries. The lecture series complements the many themes explored in that exhibit.


When Jenny learned there was no dumpling emoji from Yiying Lu, she felt like the system was broken. She joined the Unicode consortium and is now a vice-chair of the Unicode Emoji Subcommittee. She believes in giving voice to the people on issues of emoji. Jenny 8. Lee is a vice-chair of the Unicode Emoji Subcommittee as well as the co-founder of the literary studio, Plympton, an author, and documentary producer.

Date: May 22, 2019

Author: sperling

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