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Documentary “Of Race and Reconciliation” Available on KBTC

Dear members and friends,

We are proud to announce the release of the film, “Of Race and Reconciliation,” which tells the story of the “Tacoma Method” and our reconciliation effort. KBTC will air the one-hour documentary “Of Race and Reconciliation” on their website.

THANKS TO THE DONORS AND SPONSORS
Our sincere gratitude to KBTC for the production of the film and all the donors for their generous support and contribution to make this project possible:

Sponsor Level: $10,000
The Russel Family Foundation

Sponsor Level: $5,000
Chinese Reconciliation Project Foundation
Bates Family Foundation
KBTC (in-kind)

Sponsor Level: $2,500
CHI Franciscan Health
MultiCare Health System

We look forward to sharing the documentary with our members and a wider audience form the community and nationwide in future CRPF events!

News Tribune Article on Moon Festival

After a year’s break, the Tacoma Moon Festival is coming back Saturday afternoon in Reconciliation Park on Tacoma’s waterfront. The free festival features lion dancers, Chinese opera, tea, Tibetan beer and more.

Read more here.

Tacoma Moon Festival Photo Contest

Enter now to participate in the 2016 Tacoma Moon Festival Photo Contest! Share your photos of the 2016 Tacoma Moon Festival to enter the festival’s photo contest! Follow us on Facebook and Instagram and tag #MoonFestival253. You also can submit photos by email to info@TacomaChinesePark.org. There are three categories: Landscape, Culture and Festival Spirit.

The winning photos will appear on the Chinese Reconciliation Project Foundation and Tacoma Moon Festival Website and Facebook pages and in future print and online promotional materials with credits to the winning photographers. The winning photographers will be invited to a special reception and will receive Tacoma Moon Festival prizes. Your pictures also will help build excitement about the Moon Festival and Chinese Reconciliation Park – thank you!

All photographs must be taken on the day of the Tacoma Moon Festival, September 24, 2016. All photographs must be submitted no later than September 30, 2016. Thank you for helping us share the story of this special place!

Chinese Reconciliation Project Brochure

Take a look at an old brochure describing the Chinese expulsion and reconciliation process here!

Letters from Sequoyah Middle School Students

Recently 7th grade students at Sequoyah Middle School in Federal Way completed a unit on the Chinese Expulsion and wrote letters to CRPF board members. The letters can be read here. Thanks to all of the students and teacher Amy Heritage-McDonald for all of your work!

A Journey To Reconciliation

THE JOURNEY TO RECONCILIATION 
KBTC Documentary Film Project Tells the Story of the “Tacoma Method” and Its Reconciliation Effort

For a short sample of the documentary, please click here.

The film is now in production with $5,000 in-kind contribution provided by KBTC, and matching CRPF’s contribution of $5,000.

Our sincere gratitude to the following donors for their generous support and contribution to make this project possible:

Sponsor Level: $10,000
The Russel Family Foundation 

Sponsor Level: $5,000
Bates Family Foundation
KBTC (in-kind)

Sponsor Level: $2,500
CHI Franciscan Health                                              
MultiCare Health System   

We look forward to the final release of the film and its premiere to share with our members, our community and other nation-wide audience.

Vandalism at Tacoma Chinese Reconciliation Park

The stone lions guarding the Ting were damaged during the weekend of April 21.

You can read more about the vandalism from Q13 Fox and KIRO7 News.

Board member Lihuang Wung also wrote a report showing before and after photos of the lions.

 

lion 1

 

 

 

 

Male lion at installation in 2011

 

lion 2

 

 

 

Male lion after vandalism

 

If you would like to show your support for the park, we encourage you to send in your photos of the lions and the Ting. If you have any leads to report on the vandalism, please contact Tacoma City Police.

 

Please also mark your calendars for our 2016 Moon Festival celebration on September 24! More information will be coming soon.

 

 

Join us March 4 at 5:30 pm for our Annual Dinner and Auction!

Enjoy great food, beer and wine with friends, learn more about the Chinese Reconciliation Project Foundation and exciting plans for the park.

 

No-host Bar • Catered Chinese Dinner • Auctions • Raffle • Dessert Dash

Tickets are $60 in advance

Bates Technical College, 1101 S Yakima Ave, Tacoma, WA 98405

Seating is limited – please reserve your space now at:

http://bpt.me/2501767

View pictures from past dinner auctions here.

View the program and schedule here.

CRPF Annual Dinner and Auction – Items Needed!

CRPF is seeking donations of items and services to be sold in our auction at our Annual Dinner and Auction on March 4, 2016! The event will be held at the Bates Technical College Auditorium, between 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM. Dinner tickets will be available to purchase in advance and more information is forthcoming!
The benefits to making a donation or sponsoring our event are numerous:

  • Your item donation is tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law (we are a 501(c)(3) charitable organization).
  • Patrons will see your item, your business, and your generosity!
  • You will help CRPF to continue the good work to fulfill our mission!
  • Sponsorships are available!

Don’t have anything to donate, but want to help spread the word? Call up your connections, contact your favorite local business or craftsperson and tell them about CRPF’s Silent Auction! Share us through Facebook, or contribute to the Dessert Dash by donating cash or a dessert item (may be homemade or from your favorite store).
Here are some of our favorite items and packages from the past auctions:

  • Framed prints and original works of art
  • Tickets to sporting events and exhibitions
  • Jewelry
  • Coffee table books
  • Spa and massage packages
  • Wine/tea baskets
  • Gift cards
  • Ceramic and porcelain items
  • Home-baked desserts

Variety is important, so be creative with your donation!
Email co-chairs Lucy Zhou and Lotus Perry at info@TacomaChinesePark.org with any questions, and start your donation today!

Please fill out the Silent Auction Donation Form HERE and send it back by:
Emailing the form to: info@TacomaChinesePark.org
Faxing the form to: 360-867-8803
Mailing the form to: PO Box 7024, Tacoma, WA 98406

And don’t miss CRPF’s 2016 Annual Dinner and Auction on March 4!

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.