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2019 Annual Membership Meeting

Dear Members and Friends of CRPF:

Happy Year of the Pig! 2018 marks another important year for the Chinese Reconciliation Project Foundation, and we want to thank you for your continuing support!

The Board and many volunteers of the Foundation have worked hard on our educational and community outreach events this year, including numerous school visits, park history tours, and a successful annual Tacoma Moon Festival. We continue to work with local teachers and provide class visits to share the past history of our city and the Foundation’s efforts in setting a national reconciliation model. We always welcome additional volunteers that are interested in joining the Foundation’s school visit and park docent team. If you are interested in learning more about these community outreach opportunities, please contact the office or me.

We continue to work with the City of Tacoma on the development of the Chinese Reconciliation Park, as it enters Phase IV of construction, which focuses on the design and building of the Multicultural Pavilion. We hope to complete a scoping design for the Multicultural Pavilion this year, and look forward to sharing further details with you.

As we enter 2019, I hope we can count on your support. Your financial contribution is crucial to our work. Please use the enclosed envelope for your 2019 pledge of membership or to make a year-end, tax-deductible donation to the Foundation.

Finally, we invite you to attend our annual membership meeting. This will give you a chance to meet all of our board members and hear more about our plans for this year.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019
6:30 – 7:30 PM
Wyatt Hall Room 109
University of Puget Sound
1500 N Warner St
Tacoma, WA 98416

I look forward to seeing you at our meeting on Tuesday and also in future events!


Theresa Pan Hosley

2018 Moon Festival


Saturday, September 21, 1:00-7:00 pm
Chinese Reconciliation Park
Click to see this year’s


Saturday, September 15, 1:00-7:00 pm
Chinese Reconciliation Park
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The Tacoma Moon Festival is an annual celebration of the rich diversity of culture in Tacoma today, brought here by our immigrant communities over the 150 years of the city’s history.

This year the Festival features performance traditions on the Chinese Pavilion Stage from South America and the Caribbean, Spain, Japan, China and, Cambodia. From the lively rhythms of the Steelband and Flamenco to the dazzling costumes and singing of Chinese Opera, to the delicate traceries of Cambodian dance, Tacoma’s immigrant traditions will be on full display!

Activities for kids will include face painting, a number of arts and crafts booths, watching Chinese opera performers apply their elaborate makeup  and, of course, meeting the Moon Princess at 7 pm as the Festival closes. There will be a variety of food options from Dumplings to Burgers, and the Wine and Beer Garden will be open for adults.

It is a family event celebrating our city and its rich mix of peoples, so spend the afternoon in the Chinese Reconciliation Park on Tacoma’s Waterfront!

Thanks to the generous support of the following 2018 festival sponsors:

Anonymous Fund The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation 

Annie Wright Schools
Anonymous Private Donor
City of Tacoma
IBEW Local 76
KBTC Public Television
Tacoma Art Museum

Dr. Zheng Ge & Lucy Zhou
Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Seattle

Jim and Eileen Kelly

Calvin Pearson & Josefa Lago-Grana
Denong Tea
Evergreen Chinese Academy

Advanced Dental Dr. Kevin & Susan XuCOMMUNITY PARTNERS & IN-KIND DONORS 
Asian Studies at University of Puget Sound
Confucius Institute of the State of Washington
Macrina Bakery
Pacific Northwest Shop
Radio Hankook NW
Starbucks Proctor District Store
Starbucks Tacoma Old Town
Tacoma Public Schools
Wingman Brewers

Click to download Sponsor Packet.

We are seeking food vendors that can offer ethnic foods. Click to fill out the Vendor Application Form.

Returning retail vendors and community groups for info booth are welcome!

for program updates.

Annual Dinner & Auction Success!

Thank you for your attendance and support

On behalf of the board of directors, staff, and volunteers of the Chinese Reconciliation Project Foundation, we want to sincerely thank everyone who attended and participated in our auction event on Saturday, June 2, 2018. This year’s event had seen 200 guests, and was our most successful yet. We raised over $30,000 that we will use to highlight the Chinese Reconciliation Park and acknowledge an important part of Tacoma’s history and heritage.

We plan to use this momentum to carry us to our Moon Festival and hope you will plan to attend. This year’s Tacoma Moon Festival will be held at the Park site on September 15, 2018. As we continue to raise awareness about our organization, our mission of reconciliation, and the beautiful waterfront park that serves as a symbol for healing, we thank you for your participation.

If you have any questions about the development of the park or would like to get more involved, please contact us at

2018 Annual Dinner & Auction was held at
Ming Palace
8736 S. Hosmer St., Tacoma, WA 98444

Check out CRPF 2018 Dinner & Auction Photo Album

MEMBER EVENT: Tea Lecture & Tea Tasting

Wednesday, November 29, 7:00 PM
Lecture + Q&A + Tea Tasting
Rotunda, Wheelock Student Center
University of Puget Sound

An Evening with Teabook Founder & Tea Master,
Jeffrey McIntosh, on decoding the mystic of Pu’er tea
and the ever-changing premium tea market in China.


We are pleased to invite you to attend a South Puget Sound Chinese Culture Presentation, All About Pu’er:  an evening with Teabook founder and tea master Jeffrey McIntosh to learn about the history and making of this complex fermented tea from Yunnan, China. Tea tasting will be offered after the lecture and refreshments will also be provided. No ticket or reservation is needed. In addition, there will be time for Q&A about Chinese tea in general and also a chance to meet some of our Board Members from CRPF and other community leaders.

Teabook will have quality Pu’er tea available for sale at the event.

Co-hosted by the Confucius Institute of the State of Washington and the Asian Studies Program at the University of Puget Sound.

Play about The Tacoma Method

The Chinese Question: The Tacoma Method

November 3-4, 2017

Empathos Company launches into local history with The Chinese Question: The Tacoma Method. This is a staged reading with music and live produced sound effects set inside of a courtroom in Court House Square in downtown Tacoma on November 3-4, 2017 at 1102 A St., Tacoma, WA.

From a Buffalo soldier to a Chinese merchant to a sheriff’s widow to a city mayor, The Chinese Question explores the actions and events that led into the 1885 Chinese expulsion in Tacoma.  Empathos company’s hyper objective is to give a copy of the script to local museums, touring theatre groups, and schools to reach students with this story.

The Chinese Question: The Tacoma Method is a new play written by Alana Fineman, John Levi III, and Samantha Chung.  Traditional Chinese erhu music will be played by Yiying Zhou from the Chinese Arts and Music Association and Seattle Chinese Orchestra.

Actors include:

Percy Lam
Everett McCracken
Virginia Yanoff
John Levi III
Jillian Lee
Tim Hoban
Susan Kaeka
Alana Fineman
Laurice Roberts
Charlie Stevens
Richard Lee
Claire Garcia
Joseph Grant

Purchase tickets in advance online!  Cash only at the box office the night of the reading.

Appropriate for anyone 12 years and older | Wheelchair accessible venue
Doors open at 7:00pm and the play reading begins at 7:30pm.
Running time: 90 minutes with one 15 minute intermission.



Nov. 4 Walk for Reconciliation

Chinese Expulsion Walk for Reconciliation 
Saturday, November 4, 2017 

Join us on a Walk for Reconciliation to recognize and remember the anniversary of the Chinese Expulsion of 1885. The walk will begin at the Chinese Reconciliation Park and end at Tacoma Art Museum. In 2010, Chinese Reconciliation Project Foundation hosted its first Walk for Reconciliation from Union Station to the Chinese Reconciliation Park to remember the 125th anniversary of the Tacoma Chinese Expulsion. This 2nd Walk for Reconciliation is planned in conjunction with TAM’s current exhibition
Zhi LIN: In Search of the Lost History of Chinese Migrants and the Transcontinental Railroads.

CRPF President Theresa Pan Hosley notes that this program is “more than a walk of remembrance, it’s an opportunity to support one another and demonstrate that every person deserves dignity and respect.”


8:30 am Meet at the Chinese Reconciliation Park (Ruston Way, Tacoma, WA 98402).  Light refreshments and coffee will be provided. Participants will have the opportunity to write few words on railroad ballast rocks and carry them back to TAM.

9:00 am Begin walk to Tacoma Art Museum (1701 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402). Route will follow along Ruston Way sidewalk, the entire walk will be approximately 3 miles. Please dress for weather.

10:30 am-12:30 pm
Tacoma, Railroads, and Constructing the West @ TAM

After the Walk for Reconciliation concludes, participants can choose to visit the Tacoma Art Museum and attend a panel presentation by scholars and community leaders. Topics of presentation include the contributions of the Chinese to the railroads, anti-Chinese legislation and legacy, the expulsion, and the work of the Chinese Reconciliation Project Foundation. This event is co-hosted by the Tacoma Art Museum. Admission to the museum is required.


Shelley Fisher Fishkin (Professor at Stanford University)
Shawn Wong (Professor at the University of Washington)
Zhi LIN (Artist and Professor at the University of Washington)
Theresa Pan (President of Chinese Reconciliation Project Foundation)



2017 Moon Festival – Saturday, September 16

Date: Saturday, September 16
Time: 2:00 – 7:00 PM

For more information visit the Moon Festival page.

Check for program updates.

2016 Annual Dinner & Auction Sucess!

Thank you, attendees, donors, performers, volunteers, and members of the Board for your support and participation at the 2016 Annual Dinner & Auction held on Friday, March 4, 2016 at Bates Technical College. Please click here to view Event Program.

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Watch the Puyallup Tribe’s welcome here.

View more pictures from our volunteer photographer Liz Satterthwaite.

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See the wonderful performance of Nanxi Jiang playing the Guzheng here.

Special thanks to the following organizations and individuals!

Bates Technical College:
Executive Dean, Lin Zhou
Culinary Program Chefs/Instructors, Roger Knapp, JJ Meland, Richard Houle Program Students
Campus Security
Facilities & Operations

Executive Director/General Manager, Dean of Instruction, Ed Ulman

Community partners:
Puyallup Tribe of Indians
Chief Leschi Schools
Korean Women’s Association
Confucius Institute of the State of Washington

Sylvia Miller & DavidDuenas, Puyallup Tribe Welcoming
Nanxi Jiang, Guzheng Performance, Annie Wright Schools (12th grade)
(Yoly Niu, assisting Nanxi)

Silent, Live Auction Items, Ticket & Wine Donation:
Diane Bai & Clay Zhang
Dali Chen & Shenhong You
Bill Evans
Pepa Lago-Grana
Zheng Ge & Lucy Zhou
Paul & Chunman Gissing
Minh-Anh Hodge
Larry and Theresa Pan Hosley
Margaret Yi Hui
Arlene Joe and Richard Woo
Lillian Koblenz
Linda C J Lee
Xin Liu and Meiyi Ma
Carolina Nurik
Patsy Surh O’Connell, APCC
Lotus Perry
Betinna Stanley
Susan Westberg
Xiaohong Yang
Greg Youtz & Becky Frehse
Gurtis Yu, Yu Tang Ceramics
Yingqi Zheng

Dessert Dash Dessert Providers:
Suzanne and Redmond Barnett
Celebrity Cake Studio
Lena Gibson
Minh-Anh Hodge
Larry and Theresa Pan Hosley
Mary Beth King (The Green Cape Cod Bed & Breakfast)
George Maxwell (Uncle George Cooks)
Randy Perry
Judy Tyson & Tim Bernthal
Greg Youtz

Annual Dinner Planning Committee:
Clarita Grant
Theresa Pan Hosley
Jill Magnuson
Lotus Perry, Co-Chair
Lucy Zhou, Co-Chair

Susan Westberg, Coordinator
Bettina Stanley
Sheryl Rogel
Judy Tyson
Jing ‘Tina’ Yu
Students from Stadium High Honor Society
Students from University of Puget Sound
Liz Satterthwaite, Photographer

OrgSupport Staff:
Craig Ottavelli
Timmian Smith



Save the date – 2016 Annual Dinner!

SAVE THE DATE for our annual fundraising dinner!
Friday, March 4, 2016
More information is forthcoming and tickets will be available for purchase online.

2015 Annual Dinner & Auction SUCCESS!

Thank you, attendees, volunteers, artists, and members for your support and participation at the 2015 Annual Dinner & Auction held on Friday, March 6, 2015.

20150306_1814_064Please feel free to view the rest of the beautiful photos taken at this years Annual Dinner & Auction!

Thank you to the generous support of:


Silent & Live Auction, Raffle Items & Tickets:
Jacque Allen
Miriam Barnett
Suzanne and Redmond Barnett
Blue Mouse Theater
Bill and Ann Evans
Christine Burris
Zheng Ge & Lucy Zhou
Larry and Theresa Pan Hosley
Arlene Joe and Richard Woo
Michele L Johnson
Linda CJ Lee
Xin Liu and Meiyi Ma
Metropolitan Market
Carolina Nurik
Randy & Lotus Perry
Starbucks Old Town
Stephanie A Stebich
Lorraine Toler
Wing Luke Asian Museum
Baishan Zhang
Yingqi Zheng

Dessert Items:
Suzanne and Redmond Barnett
Celebrity Cake Studio
Lena Gibson
Mary Beth King (The Green Cape Cod bed & Breakfast)
Myrna Loy-Zolyomi
George Maxwell (Uncle George Cooks)
Lotus Perry
Judy Tyson
Greg Youtz
Lucy Zhou

Community Partners and Table Captains

Blitz and Company
Cathy Bank
Korean Women Association
Pacific Northwest Shop
Kyong Arbeeny
Bill Evans
Minh-Anh Hodge/Myling Nguyen
Theresa Pan Hosley
Larry Hosley
Erling Kuester
Ron Langrell
Jim LeGro
Linda CJ Lee
Rui Long
Myrna Loy-Zolyomi
Robert Mack
Lotus Perry
Jill Thorsen
Lynn Wilmot-Stenehjem
Lihuan Wung
Lucy Zhou
Greg Youtz

Guest Performers
Anni Liu
Rui Long
Judy Hulbert
Greg Youtz

Volunteers and Planning Committee

Jim LeGro
Larry Hosley
Therea Pan Hosley
Lotus Perry
Greg Youtz
Lucy Zhou, Chair

Nik Arteaga-Barrett
Mark Hosley
Sheryl Rogel
Yingqi Zheng
Jason Zhu
Students from Stadium High Honor Society
Students from University of Puget Sound

OrgSupport Staff:
Craig Ottavelli
Timmian Smith
Marsha Longmeier
Viktoria Rush

Special Thanks to:
Bates Technical College
Dean of Instruction, Lin Zhou

Culinary Program:
Chef and Instructors, Roger Knapp, JJ Meland
Program Students
Campus Security
Facilities & Operations

Executive Director/General Manager, Dean of Instruction
Ed Ulman

See our program HERE