Tuesday, November 24, 2020
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Join Tacoma’s Chinese Reconciliation Project Foundation and Tacoma Public Library as we learn about the Chinese experience in the United States and Tacoma, with a specific emphasis on the Chinese Expulsion and the dedication of the Chinese Reconciliation Park.
Participants will watch and discuss KBTC’s one-hour documentary “Of Race and Reconciliation” that chronicles the Chinese experience in America (with grateful appreciation to KBTC for permission for this special showing)
In 1885 Chinese residents of Tacoma caught up in the anti-Chinese sentiment sweeping the West Coast that was fueled by a dwindling economy, Tacoma’s citizens blamed the Chinese for the scarcity of jobs and forcefully expelled them from the City of Tacoma.
Of Race and Reconciliation producer Forrest Burger traveled through six states to take an unflinching look at this period in time, but also to document how the tensions between American citizens and immigrant populations provide relevant lessons in today’s political climate, and in Tacoma’s case, how far efforts toward reconciliation have come.
This program is made possible with funding from Tacoma Creates in partnership with Tacoma Public Library and The Chinese Reconciliation Foundation. We thank KBTC for their gracious permission to air their documentary.