Tufts University’s Health Sciences Campus is uniting together to show support for our campus home, Boston’s Chinatown. A group of student leaders from the Dental and Medical school have started an initiative called “Cherish Chinatown”, which includes an educational component and a service component. The aim of this initiative is 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.
To continue the efforts of educating the students and staff with a creative flair, Cherish Chinatown and the D24 class are hosting a “Trashion Show.” Members of Chinese Progressive Association will come and speak about the history of Tufts and Chinatown and give a virtual walking tour. We will also have the students of Tufts make clothing out of “trash” to reduce the carbon footprint and host a Project Runway style event to raise money for the Hudson Street Stoop. The Hudson Street Stoop will display local artists’ work in Chinatown and host events such as open mic nights and poetry slams for the community. It will be a fun-filled night to promote awareness of our own history and fundraise money for a project that will unite both long-time residents and newer residents.
The Cherish Chinatown initiative and the D24 E-board are hosting a Trashion Show: A night filled with creative fashion, fun, and prizes on June 10th at 6:30 pm! Students can get creative and find a unique way to reduce the carbon footprint here in our community! All proceeds will go towards The Hudson Street Stoop and will help to amplify the Voices of the Chinatown community by exhibiting and rotating local artists’ work in addition to hosting events for the residents and their children.More information on the Stoop can be found here: https://www.patronicity.com/project/hudson_street_stoop#!/.
We have a fun night lined up with local community residents describing the History of Chinatown and a mixology intermission session with one of D24’s finest, Therese Abely! The attendance for this event is 100% donations for the Hudson Street Stoop project so please consider giving what you can and are financially able to!
Please join us on June 10th @ 6:30 PM by registering for this event:
The Zoom link and details will follow! Hope to see you there