"Chinatown: Past and Present", a Community Event Hosted by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania

Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Folk Arts, Cultural Treasures Charter School, 1023 Callowhill Street,
Philadelphia, PA 19123
United States

Philadelphia’s Chinatown is a small but resilient community that has consistently overcome outside threats and remains an important cultural center for Asians around the region. Its story raises larger issues of citizenship and rights, the meaning of community, and the diversity that enriches our city.

Join the Historical Society of Pennsylvania for a discussion about Chinatown’s history and the legacies of its activism and redevelopment, featuring Kathryn E. Wilson, associate professor of history at Georgia State University; John William Chin, executive director of the Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation; Deborah Wei, the director of the Office of Multilingual Curriculum and Programs in the School District of Philadelphia; and Roseann Liu, PhD candidate at the University of Pennsylvania. Followed by a reception.

Act 48/CEU credits are offered.

Registration is free and open to the public.

This event is related to the recent publication of Pennsylvania Legacies on the topic of Chinatown. 

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