Chinatown: Past & Present

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Chinatown: Past & Present

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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. This discussion about Chinatown’s history and the legacies of its activism and redevelopment took place on November 8, 2012, at the Folk Arts-Cultural Treasures Charter School in Philadelphia. Moderated by Kathryn Wilson, the panel included 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.

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