Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Date: March 1, 2012
Location MoCA,
215 Centre Street, New York, NY 10013
Time: 630PM
Open to public. Please RSVP to programs@mocanyc.org

The Chinatown Health Clinic, now the CBWCHC, started around the same time as Basement Workshop where AAAC began. Both organizations shared shared volunteers at 22 Catherine St where Basement Workshop was on the 3rd floor and the Health Clinic was on the 2ed floor. Thats when the Chinatown Street Fair* took place in 1973 and I designed the poster for this ground breaking event that organized and awakened so many youth of that era.  This poster I recently re-discovered and gave to Regina for CBWCHC's collection of the documents that mark the beginnings of their history. A picture of it is in the book on one of the Street Fair stalls we built on Mott St.  Many memories will be shared at MoCA at the Health Center’s talk on their new book recounting the story of building this important community organization - on March 1. 
*Note: The first street fair was in 1971 at Father Tang's church on Henry Street focused more on health, the second one in 73' featured things other than health sparking both social and political awakening of the Asian American Movement.  

For more information, please go to MOCA's website.

Bob Lee and Regina Lee holding a poster Bob made for the Chinatown Street Fair in 1971.

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