Chinatown Fire Relief Fundraiser

Saturday, March 7, 2020
6 – 10PM

To support the recovery and rebuilding process of five cornerstone organizations displaced on January 23rd, 2020 (two days before Lunar New Year) by the devastating fire at 70 Mulberry Street, whose work is vital to residents in Chinatown including youth, elderly, and all in between, a small group of cultural workers and community organizers from various Asian-interest organizations have organized this fundraising event/community effort. Through this event, we seek to collect and mobilize resources, monetary and in-kind (e.g. artwork, equipment, skills, expertise, etc.), to support the affected organizations in their fire recovery. The organizations displaced by the devastating fire include Chen Dance Center, Chinatown Manpower Project (CMP), Chinese-American Planning Council (CPC), Chinatown Senior Center, Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA), and United East Athletics Association (UEAA).

We see this as an opportunity to engage and galvanize the younger generation of artists, organizers, activists, and cultural workers to support the recovery of these irreplaceable organizations who are responsible for long-standing activism and cultural revitalization, yet are commonly overlooked and under served by traditional sources. We also hope to bridge the gap between generations by illuminating the important history of Asian-led activism in the Chinatown community so we can collectively understand and responsibly steward our beloved community, recognizing the path paved by our elders who make our contemporary work possible.