Chinatown Movements: Past, Present, & Futures is an intergenerational series of five public events that highlight historic and contemporary movements focused on labor, housing, and LGBTQ justice in Manhattan’s Chinatown. The series includes panel discussions, film screenings, bilingual walking tours, and a culminating open mic. Chinatown Movements is the first series of its kind in the neighborhood to engage community members in understanding how we can learn and build from Chinatown’s historic social movements to address similar, pressing present-day concerns.
May 24 // 7-9 PM: Garments Workers Organize: Honoring the Legacy of the 1982 Strike in Chinatown
June 9 // 2-4 PM: Queer Chinatown Tour highlights the hidden histories and contemporary happenings of the LGBTQ community in Chinatown. Inspired by place-keeping and critical mapping methods, the storytelling tour will interactively engage participants with different sites around the neighborhood that hold significance to queer and trans liberation. Based on community-based and archival engagement, the tour will be created and led by queer Chinese American youth from the W.O.W. Project and neighborhood mapping collective, Chinatown Our Narratives Tours. The tour will also be multilingual and include interpretation in Chinese languages.
Further program updates coming soon!
*This event is partly organized by Urban Democracy Lab Post-Doctoral Fellow, Diane Wong.RSVP