As Chinatown changes, community leaders push to preserve its historic legacy as a bastion for immigrants – The Boston Globe

boston-globe-articleDownload Honored to be interviewed by Boston Globe reporter, Deanna Pan, to tell the story of our collective immigrant memory. Ms Pan, the 2019 Pulitzer Prize finalist for feature writing for her series on the unjust execution of 14 year old George Stinney Jr., has written a well-researched and timely piece. She walked the talk, … Continue reading As Chinatown changes, community leaders push to preserve its historic legacy as a bastion for immigrants – The Boston Globe

Artist Collaboration with Public Artist, Gianna Stewart, of Gianna Works, for the Asian Community Development Corporation (ACDC) “Hudson Street Stoops“ Series

Delayed by the pandemic, we launched the first installation, ”Storytell and Sway,” in June 2021. An excerpt from my story “Snow Angels,” etched into a bench swing, is a tribute to my Uncle Eddie Ai Sook, and the sojourner men of Hudson Street and American Chinatowns. Growing up, I thought it normal to have 5 … Continue reading Artist Collaboration with Public Artist, Gianna Stewart, of Gianna Works, for the Asian Community Development Corporation (ACDC) “Hudson Street Stoops“ Series

Meditations on the Power of Community: Collaboration with the Gardner Museum and Lenora Lee Dance Company

https://youtu.be/2b3KVb97YFU Meditations on the Power of Community is a short film commissioned by the Gardner Museum, featuring choreography by Pao Arts Center 2021 Artist-in-Residence Lenora Lee Dance and filmed by Weiying Olivia Huang. The film features interviews with members of Boston’s Chinatown community, in response to the Museum's exhibition Shen Wei: Painting in Motion. This … Continue reading Meditations on the Power of Community: Collaboration with the Gardner Museum and Lenora Lee Dance Company

“My MaMa’s Back” — 29 Oak Street Projections

Join us today, September 24, for “Lantern Stories” a lighting exhibition (which features my photo of my 13 year old self and my Hudson Street house) by Yu Wen Wu is launching at Chinatown Gate, 6–7:30 p.m., and at 8–9 p.m., to enjoy program of text, still, and moving image artwork by local artists projected … Continue reading “My MaMa’s Back” — 29 Oak Street Projections

“My MaMa’s Back” Voice Over Archival Photo Video: Local Artist Films Program

Top billing in the Local Artist Films Program organized by the Chinatown Community Land Trust 9/17/2020 part of the 29 Oak Street Wall Projections series. My MaMa’s Back,” an excerpt from a longer story called, “Duck,” is a tribute to the Chinese immigrant women garment workers of my Boston Chinatown childhood. The text and the … Continue reading “My MaMa’s Back” Voice Over Archival Photo Video: Local Artist Films Program