Presentation & Community Dialogue

You are invited to a presentation and community dialogue. This event is co-sponsored by CRPF and the University of Puget Sound, as we observe the 135th anniversary of the shameful “Tacoma Method.”

February 20, 2020
5:00 to 6:30 PM

Jones Hall, Room 104
University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA 98416

Our featured speaker will be Beth Lew-Williams, History Professor at Princeton University, who will give a presentation on her recent book, The Chinese Must Go: Violence, Exclusion,and the Making of the Alien in America.

In addition to Prof. Lew-Williams’ talk, we will hear from representatives from the City of Tacoma and CRPF President Theresa Pan Hosley. Reception will follow.

Click here to see Directions to the University of Puget Sound.
Click here to see a Campus Map.

Annual Dinner 2020

2020 Membership Letter

Dear Members and Friends of CRPF:

Happy New Year! On behalf of the CPRF Board, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support and wish you a very best Year of the Rat!

As we enter a new decade, the Board and I look forward to continuing our work in bringing further awareness of the past history of our city and assisting the City of Tacoma on the development of the Chinese Reconciliation Park. 2020 marks the 135th anniversary of the expulsion of Tacoma’s Chinese population, and we invite you to attend several events this year to not only commemorate the past but also to celebrate the progress Tacoma has made as a culturally diverse city 135 years later.

Please mark your calendar and plan on joining us. Event details and invitations are forthcoming. Stay tuned!

February 20, 2020 @University of Puget Sound
CRPF Annual Membership Meeting

Talk by Professor Beth Lew-Williams, Princeton University
135th Anniversary Presentation

April 25, 2020 @Ming Palace
Annual Dinner and Auction

August 12, 2020 MahJong Night with CRPF Members and Friends
Venue and admission to be announced

September 19, 2020 @Chinese Reconciliation Park
Annual Tacoma Moon Festival

If you would like to join our email list, please contact us at info@TacomaChinesePark.org or call us at 253-330-8818.

I hope we can count on your support again in 2020. Your financial contribution is crucial to our work. To make a 2020 pledge of membership and/or to make a year-end, tax-deductible donation to the Foundation, please click here.

 

I look forward to seeing you at our events this year!

With warm regards and best wishes,

Theresa Pan Hosley

President

2019 Moon Festival – Saturday, September 21

JOIN US at 2019 TACOMA MOON FESTIVAL
Saturday, September 21, 1:00-7:00 pm
Chinese Reconciliation Park
Click to see this year’s
Poster
Festival Site Map

 

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, special focus is placed upon China, as the City of Tacoma celebrates “Fuzhou Day” in honor of the 25th anniversary of its Sister City relationship with the Chinese city of Fuzhou. Special performers from Fuzhou will perform on the “Fuzhou Ting” stage, as well as professional instrumentalists from the Seattle Chinese Orchestra, and a performance of Beijing Opera by Seattle’s Hwa Sheng Chinese Opera Club.

Additionally, the stage will host splendid Mexican dance from Seattle’s Bailadores de Bronce, Zimbabwean Marimba music from Jekesa Marimba, the Chief Leschi Drum and Dance Group, and music and dance of the Pacific Islands from Lanuola Samoan Performing Arts Academy.

Food will be available through a number of food trucks, and the Moon Festival’s own stand will offer moon cake sampling and a great variety of traditional treats for sale. A wine and beer garden with local craft libations will be available for adults, and a hands-on crafts booth for all ages. Festival goers can browse among different vendors and info booths, attend tea presentations, watch calligraphers paint paper fans, and observe Chinese opera performers putting on elaborate makeup!

As the festival closes at 7pm, a parade of lanterns will be led by the Moon Princess-always a great photo op for parents with kids! It is a family event so bring the kids and grand kids!

The festival annually draws large crowds of attendees from all over the Puget Sound area, and with the event remaining admission free this year, more are expected to attend.

Thanks for the generous support by the following 2019 festival sponsors:

HARVEST MOON LEVEL
The Gottfried and Mary Fuchs Foundation
Tacoma Arts Commission
KBTC Public Television

FULL MOON LEVEL
Annie Wright Schools
City of Tacoma
IBEW Local 76

HALF MOON LEVEL

Dr. Zheng Ge & Lucy Zhou
Pacific Northwest Shop and Proctor Mercantile
Sperry Ocean Docks

QUARTER MOON LEVEL
Wingman Brewing

CRESCENT MOON LEVEL
Calvin Pearson & Josefa Lago-Grana
Old Town Business Association

COMMUNITY PARTNERS & IN-KIND DONORS
Asian Studies at University of Puget Sound
Bert Paul
Confucius Institute of the State of Washington
OrgSupport
Tacoma Public Schools
Tangram Design

BE A SPONSOR!
Click to download Sponsorship Packet.

JOIN AS A VENDOR!
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!

CHECK OUR FACEBOOK
https://www.facebook.com/TacomaMoonFestival/
for program updates.

 

Dragon Mural

2018 CRPF Annual Membership Meeting

CRPF Annual Membership Meeting

Missed the meeting? No worry. Take a look at this presentation and learn what CRPF had been working on and achieved in 2017. Click here to download the PPT presentation. 

Please join us at our 2018 annual membership meeting to learn about current projects the Foundation has been working on.  Meet our broad members, ask questions, and see how you can get involved.

February 20, 2018
6:30 – 7:30 PM

Wyatt Hall Room 109
University of Puget Sound
Campus Map 

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
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TICKET INFO

https://thechinesequestion.brownpapertickets.com/

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.

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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.”
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SCHEDULE

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.
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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.

Presenters:

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 Tacoma Moon Festival Success

 


The 2017 Tacoma Moon Festival Program can be viewed here.