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Chinatown's Art and Activism—Then and Now

Aug 19, 2021 58 MINUTES

In this conversation between artists Tomie Arai and Mei Lum, learn about the relationship between art and activism in Manhattan's Chinatown. Here, the artists discuss key themes of resistance and resilience, anti-gentrification, and the community's cohesion during the current wave of anti-Asian racism and violence.

Tomie Arai, artist, and cofounder, Chinatown Art Brigade
Mei Lum, Civic Practice Partnership Artist in Residence, The Met, and cofounder, W.O.W. Project

The Civic Practice Project is made possible by The William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust. Captioning is made possible by the Ruth Lapham Lloyd Trust.

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