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Special Announcement: Two 105 Keefer elder activists to lead Tai Chi and Poetry tonight
Let's push back gentrification with Mrs. Ma, William and others at Chinatown Rhythms and dim sum!
We’re so excited to let you know that two Chinatown elders who have been long-time 105 Keefer activists will be teaching tai chi and sharing poetry with us tonight (Friday, Sept 8 6:30-9:30pm) at Chinatown Rhythms.
Along with other Chinese and Indigneous youth and elders, Chinatown elder and long-time activist Mrs. Ma will be teaching us how to do tai chi, while elder and activist William Lim will share a selection of poetry he wrote about the Chinese Exclusion Act to commemorate its centennial year.
There will also be a bonus mini dim sum dinner for everyone who attend! Please bring your own chair for guaranteed seating as there will be limited seating.
Please note that the location will be nearby Chinatown Memorial Plaza (you’ll be redirected on the day of!), but not at the plaza because it will be fenced off to become a beer garden and bar hosted by the 105 Keefer-supporting gentrifier Chinatown Foundation for their Light Up Chinatown Festival (learn more about this issue in this thread here)
Gain Wah New Life Block Party (Sat, Sept 9 12-4pm)
Our friends at The Gain Wah Project is hosting a community gathering to support food security and affordable housing on the 1 year anniversary of the Gain Wah restaurant fire in Chinatown. There’ll be free food and performances. The block party will be at 218/222 Keefer next to Gain Wah from 12-4pm.
105 Keefer Protest Thank You Chinatown Dance Party + Sid Chow Tan Film Screening (Sat, Sept 16 6:30-10pm)
唐人街開咪 Give The Mic Back to Chinatown | Open mic & Comedy & Karaoke (Sun, Sept 17 2-5pm)
Help us expand the events series to reclaim space in Chinatown!
This event series has proven that regular cultural events in Chinatown helps bring people to the neighbourhood while enhancing our connection to Chinatown’s living culture, so we’re planning to keep them going beyond September! To help us with the costs of expanding the event series, consider making a donation to the community events fund to make the events free and accessible to as many people as possible.