138th Anniversary of the Tacoma Chinese Expulsion
Walk for Reconciliation
Organized by The Chinese Reconciliation Project Foundation, this free public outdoor event will reverse the walking route of the expulsion of the Chinese community from Tacoma in 1885, reclaiming the city for all peoples and cultures during this current era of racist violence against Asians, African Americans, Native Americans and other peoples of color.
2023 Walk T-shirts available to purchase at the Union Station and also at the Park!
Saturday, October 28, 2023
Join us @ 10:00 am for the walk
Tacoma Union Station
1717 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402
The walk will begin at the Union Station, where the Chinese pioneers were marched at gunpoint out of town along the railroad tracks, proceed north through downtown Tacoma where many Chinese businesses and houses once stood, along Schuster Parkway and the railroad–largely built by Chinese labor, and finally arrive at the Chinese Reconciliation Park.
Welcome and Opening Remarks:
Theresa Pan Hosley, President of CRPF
Minh-Anh Hodge, Board Member of CRPF
Walk will begin around 10:30 pm, following the lead of the Lion Dance Troup from the Mak Fai Kung Fu Dragon & Lion Dance Association
Annie Wright Schools will provide bus service for the walkers who need the ride to the Park or back to downtown.
Join us @ 12:00 pm for activities and event program
Chinese Reconciliation Park
1741 N Schuster Pkwy, Tacoma, WA 98402
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.)
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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