“A Tale of Three Chinatowns” at Revolutionary Spaces

Revolutionary Spaces hosted a free screening of "A Tale of Three Chinatowns," directed by Lisa Mao and produced by Penny Lee. This fabulous documentary features Boston, Washington D.C., and Chicago’s Chinatown. I am honored to provide opening remarks and a reading of my poem "My MaMa's Back" at the screening. "My MaMa's Back" is a … Continue reading “A Tale of Three Chinatowns” at Revolutionary Spaces

A Tale of Three Chinatowns – Film Available Via Local USA

So honored to have participated in this multi-film festival awards winning documentary, “A Tale of Three Chinatowns,” directed by Lisa Mao and produced by Penny Lee. This film features Boston, Washington D.C., and Chicago’s Chinatown, and is winner of the Audience Award at the 2021 Boston Asian American Film Festival. The film is now available … Continue reading A Tale of Three Chinatowns – Film Available Via Local USA

Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture

The Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture Poetry Program, led by 2019 Boston Poet Laureate Porsha Olayiwola, selected 15 poems for National Poetry Month on “The Human Condition. “ My poem, “My MaMa’s Back,” a tribute to the Chinese immigrant women garment workers of historical Chinatown, was selected as one of the 15 and will … Continue reading Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture

Convergent Waves: Boston – Lenora Lee

https://vimeo.com/688858928?embedded=true&source=video_title&owner=34106179 Convergent Waves is a site-responsive, multimedia experience by Lenora Lee Dance. It is the first iteration of this project and future performances will continue to shed light on the stories of displacement and gentrification in communities across the country. Sharing my stories and family photos, and contributing my narration voice to this project bring … Continue reading Convergent Waves: Boston – Lenora Lee

Collaboration with Revolutionary Spaces – Preserving All Under Heaven – Virtual Panel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49Q4_WcxT8M&feature=emb_title H What an honor to participate in the Virtual Panel with Revolutionary Spaces and speak with other panelists about the gentrification of Boston's Chinatown. I hope the stories and perspectives shared uplift our community and bring us closer together. https://www.revolutionaryspaces.org/gentrification-chinatown/

Collaboration with Iranian American Filmmaker Homa Sarabi -Daunais: Spaces of Connection

March 2, 2022 On January 17, 2020, with a free space from SpaceUs on Washington Street, Homa Sarabi-Daunais from Emerson College’s Film Department invited me to collaborate with her and Jenn Pipp on their project, ”Pop Up Artist Studio: Spaces of Connection,” delving into the history of Downtown Crossing, through mental mapping.Boston’s Downtown Crossing, once … Continue reading Collaboration with Iranian American Filmmaker Homa Sarabi -Daunais: Spaces of Connection

Voices of Boston’s Chinatown

“Voices of Boston’s Chinatown” is a design project created by Rachel Liang that aims to inspire others to help preserve culture within Chinatown amidst its housing crisis. The project consists of zines that illustrate interviews with Chinatown residents and activists. The project showcases these individuals' fond memories in Chinatown as well as their drive to … Continue reading Voices of Boston’s Chinatown

Honored to be one of the sixteen Boston area artist recipients of the 2021-2022 Boston Foundation Brother Thomas Fellowship Award

Reposted from the Boston Foundation: https://www.tbf.org/news-and-insights/press-releases/2021/december/2021-brother-thomas-fellows-announcement-20211216 Text of announcement: Boston – The Boston Foundation and Pucker Gallery today announced that sixteen Boston-area artists have been named the 2021 class of Brother Thomas Fellows, bringing the total number of recipients to 72 and the total funds distributed to $1,080,000 since the program’s inception in 2009. Artists in … Continue reading Honored to be one of the sixteen Boston area artist recipients of the 2021-2022 Boston Foundation Brother Thomas Fellowship Award

Reimagining Stoop Culture in Boston’s Chinatown, a collaboration with Swedish Chinese artist architect and Northeastern Univ architect professor, Ang Li , for her public installation: “Place of Assembly.”

Reposted from N+T. https://www.nowandthere.org/blog/2021/11/1/accelerator-artist-ang-li-place-of-assembly So honored to work with talented artists like Ang Li, and share historical stories about our Chinatown. Also, such an honor and feelings of gratitude to meet Boston Mayor, Michelle Wu, who came to the opening event! Text of blog: A vacant lot at 8-12 Hudson Street in Boston’s Chinatown, known … Continue reading Reimagining Stoop Culture in Boston’s Chinatown, a collaboration with Swedish Chinese artist architect and Northeastern Univ architect professor, Ang Li , for her public installation: “Place of Assembly.”