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)