Join the Tacoma Public Library this Saturday, April 17 from 4-5:30 online to hear a presentation on the infamous “Tacoma Method” which expelled the Chinese pioneers from Tacoma in 1885.
To join the presentation click on this Zoom link.
Join us to Learn More about the Tacoma Method and an Exciting New Opera
Chinese Reconciliation Project Foundation Board Member and PLU composer Gregory Youtz will discuss his new opera on the topic with librettist and Chinese poet Zhang Er.
The two will discuss the history of Chinese communities on the US West Coast and the expulsion on Nov. 3, 1885 as well as their process for writing their opera “Tacoma Method.”
The 90 minute presentation will end with the online presentation of three arias from the opera- one sung by 1885 Tacoma Mayor Jacob Weisbach and two sung by the leading Chinese character of the opera Mrs. May.