Saturday, May 4, 2019 – Noon

WALK LEADER: Sarah Yeung, Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation
MEETING PLACE: 10th Street Plaza
– intersection of 10th and Vine Streets (over the Vine Street Expressway)
Free. All are welcome. Rain or shine.

Chinatown’s story of survival is ongoing, and interconnected with the future of the City of Philadelphia. As we walk beyond the core commercial area, we will learn about the history of the Chinatown community, its intersection with the streets, public places, and homes of the community, and discuss what that means for Chinatown today as it experiences growth and gentrification pressures. How do memory, place and race interact to form community values? Despite a history of organizing, how have racial stereotypes and systemic biases continued to affect Chinatown’s ability to enact its own vision for the future? Who determines that future?

Walk notes:

  • Be please aware that we will be walking along and crossing streets with highway-like conditions.
  • Accessibility considerations: Loud noises. Uneven terrain. Busy sidewalks. Stairs, non-accessible curb cuts, or other barriers.
  • Has rest breaks.
  • Approximate duration: 90 minutes