Thursday, May 13, 2010

 (image by Simon Birtall)

Date: Wednesday, May 19th
Time: 7pm Doors Open | 7:30pm Program Begins
Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA), 215 Centre Street, New York, NY 10013

Reflect for a moment about Chinatown.
What images are evoked? What emotions?

Is the community featured prominently in any scenes from your past? Does it play a role in your life today?  How does it fit into your plans for the future?  Chances are, Chinatown means something a little different to every one of us and, regardless of our personal involvement with Chinatown, it is hard to deny the neighborhood's connection with the Chinese-American ethos.

It is therefore worth taking pause to identify our relationship with this neighborhood and further ask 
ourselves: What should our connection to Chinatown be?  And what, if anything, does Chinatown need from us? 
The Young Professionals program at MOCA has invited two individuals who have immersed their lives' work in thinking and working through these questions - Tomie Arai, a public artist whose work fundamentally draws on and incorporates its community context, and Thomas Yu, the Director of Housing Development at Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE) and the Executive Director of Downtown Manhattan Community Development Corporation (DMCDC).   

: $10 suggestedFree for MOCA members!
Please RSVP by May 17th to Jenny Wong at, and include any questions you'd like to ask our panelists!

Different Themes
Written by Lovely

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