Cherish Chinatown is an initiative started by a group of student leaders from the dental and medical school, with the aims to:
1. Educate students and staff on the history of Chinatown, and Tufts University’s impact within the community.
2. Provide student-led service projects that have been requested by Chinatown residents and non-profit partners to encourage Tufts students and staff to help the Chinatown community in a culturally sensitive manner.
In celebration of AAPI Heritage Month and following the outstanding participation and support from volunteers and the community during the Cherish Chinatown Clean-up Day, we want to share ways in which we can serve our resident community with intent. We cordially invite students, faculty, and staff to join us in learning more about our role as both providers and neighbors within Boston’s Chinatown with meaningful dialogue and expertise Friday, May 14th at 7:30 P.M. via Zoom.
Cherish Chinatown has invited guest speaker and author, Michael Liu, to share his insight for the educational component of our initiative. Michael Liu is an author, scholar, and lifelong activist of Boston’s Chinatown community. His new publication, Forever Struggle: Activism, Identity, and Survival in Boston’s Chinatown, 1880–2018, delves into Boston Chinatown’s emergence from immigration, deep xenophobia, to the I-93 highway construction and urban renewal projects, as well as Tufts University’s presence in the Heart of Chinatown.
For the workshop, Mr. Liu will briefly present the history of Boston’s Chinatown and Tufts’ implications within the community. Following the presentation, there will be a Q & A session and small breakout groups to provide a space for dialogue and conversation.
Please join us by registering for this event. Zoom link and details will follow! Thank you 🙂