200 Walk participants met in front of Union Station for the annual Walk for Reconciliation Against Racism, an event that reflects on the events of the 1885 Tacoma Method and the expulsion of the Chinese community from Tacoma, Washington. The event is a symbolic march from Union Station to Tacoma’s Chinese Reconciliation Park reversing the direction of the historic expulsion. This year the event featured a classical guzheng performance by local Annie Wright student, Marilyn Wu, a keynote speech by Dr. Lorna Hernandez Jarvis, the University of Puget Sound’s Vice President for Institutional Equity and Diversity, and the talents of the world-renowned opera singer, Soon Cho, who performed an aria from this year’s Tacoma Method opera. We want to thank everyone who supported the event for their commitment to creating a harmonious environment in our city and celebrating its richly diverse community!

2023 Walk Logo Design
by Naomi Norton ’26 University of Puget Sound

Master of Ceremony: Miriam Barnett
Executive Director of the Pierce College Foundation

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Lorna Hernandez Jarvis
Vice President for Institutional Equity and Diversity

at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA

With Performance by: Soon Cho, Mezzo Soprano lead role as Mrs. May from the 2023 Tacoma Method opera (Ivy Zhou, Soprano as the character of Mrs. Lee from the 2023 Tacoma Method opera, was scheduled to appear, but due to personal emergency, will not be able to attend.)

Guzheng music:
provided by Marilyn Jiaying Wu, Annie Wright Schools
Character name in calligraphy:
provided by Lihuang Weng and student volunteers
Complimentary hot food:
provided by CRPF and generous donors
CRPF Books for sale:
The Wind Will Not Stop by Judy Carlson Hulbert
Straw Hats, Sandals, and Steel: The Chinese in Washington State by Lorraine Barker Hildebrand

Thanks also to the generous support from our other community partners:

The Chinese Reconciliation Project Foundation encourages donations at all levels. Please choose the amount that is right for your budget and join today! The CRPF is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, tax ID 91-1647325.

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