Specifically examining Chinatowns in three American cities, Washington D.C., Chicago, and Boston, A Tale of Three Chinatowns looks at the forces altering each community and the challenges that go with them. This feature-length documentary presents the current pressing topic of urban development and gentrification through the eyes of those on the frontlines. CAMOC ED Ben Lau will be joining the panel discussion following this documentary screening, hosted by the Chinese American Museum DC
Documentary Executive Producers, Penny Lee and Lisa Mao will be joined by a panel of representatives from the Chinatown communities highlighted to further explore topics of the film. Moderator, Ted Gong is the Director of the 1882 Foundation located in Washington DC’s Chinatown; a non-profit which broadens public understanding of the history of Chinese in America through programs to preserve oral histories and sites, conduct teacher workshops and curriculum, and build collaborations and best practices among APA museums and public educators. Ben Lau is the Executive Director of the Chinese American Museum of Chicago (CAMOC), the only Chinese American museum in the Midwest serving the community through public programs, exhibitions, and community engagement. Lydia Lowe is Director of the Chinatown Community Land Trust, which works to stabilize Boston Chinatown through community control of land, development without displacement, permanently affordable housing, and shared neighborhood spaces.
Watch the discussion here
Date: Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Time: 5 – 6pm CT