Image above from the Henry T. Gong collection. Got a story to tell about your life or your family’s life in Salinas? Here’s a chance for you to tell that story, and get it on film! The Salinas Public Library is offering a Free Digital Storytelling Workshop through Story Center, California Listens: Salinas Stories project. The deadline to apply is June 12. Coming up soon! … Continue reading Tell your story — on film!
As the Chinese Lunar New Year 2018 arrives (the year of the Earth Dog), Linda Zhang of KION/Telemundo recently interviewed Wellington Lee about the history of Chinatown, and the Wang family about their immigrant experience and Chinese work ethics. Check out the video HERE, and happy new year to you! Continue reading KION report: “Residents Recall Salinas Chinatown’s Thriving Past”
The Salinas Chinatown Revitalization planning process is in its beginning stages. Recently, MIG (planning consultants hired by City of Salinas) organized working group meetings with all the stakeholders to get their input. MIG will also be constructing a website for the revitalization project. On April 5, I attended three of the working group meetings. One was for the Asian Community, one for technical advisors (city planners, … Continue reading An Eye-opening Meeting
As we enter planning stages for the revitalization of Chinatown–not for the first time–it may be useful to remember and think about the history of this neighborhood as well as its future. Continue reading Contested Memories of Place: Representations of Salinas’ Chinatown
Today we are remembering the First People who lived on this land—and remembering, too, all the immigrants who risked coming here, and those forced to come. What’s your family story of immigration? Asian Cultural Experience, Salinas, is a historical and cultural preservation non profit organization in Chinatown. Got Chinatown stories? Continue reading Remembering Our Stories