Sensing Chinatown: Local Expressions, Global Connections

Tue, Nov 29, 2016 @ 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Ticket: $10/adult (includes a free Welcome to Chinatown Map); $5/student & senior; Free for MOCA members

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“Community doesn’t mean understanding everything about everybody and resolving all the differences; it means knowing how to work within differences as they change and evolve.” –Lucy R. Lippard


What comes to mind when you think of the cultural life of Chinatown? How are Chinatown’s cultural offerings represented within the city? Among visitors? Please join us as we share our discoveries of Chinatown’s local cultural expressions highlighted in MOCA’s Welcome to Chinatown Map and how they reflect our connections to the larger community and surface pressing issues of the community.


Panel discussion followed by community conversation. We want to hear from you so bring your stories, ideas, and questions.


Aaron Reiss, radical cartographer and writer/producer of Welcome to Chinatown Map
Gary and Mei Lum, father and daughter team behind Wing On Wo & Co, the oldest store in Chinatown, NYC and The W.O.W Project
Andrea Louie, Executive Director, Asian American Arts Alliance
Moderated by Beatrice Chen, VP of Programs & Museum Experience, Museum of Chinese in America