Exhibit :: This Land Is Our Land :: The Struggle for Parcel C in Boston's Chinatown

Opening Reception:
Friday, April 16, 2010
5:00-8:00 pm
One Nassau St., Unit 2, Boston

The Henry Wong and You King Yee Memorial Gallery (W/Y Gallery) and the Chinese Progressive Association invite you to This Land Is Our Land, a historical exhibition honoring the fifteenth anniversary of Boston Chinatown's victorious Parcel C struggle.

After decades of urban renewal and institutional expansion, the Chinatown community was pushed too far when Tufts New England Medical Center, the Boston Redevelopment Authority, and the city of Boston wanted to build a 450-car garage in the middle of this historic community on a piece of land called Parcel C. The struggle for Parcel C represents Chinatown's ability to rally across the boundaries of power, race and class to preserve its community in the face of increased incursion by the city of Boston and other large institutions. The exhibit commemorates this historic event through the lens of community mobilization, demonstrating how the spirit of resistance that in many ways has defined this country, is still alive today.

For more information, contact Thomas Chen at (781) 475-9493 or: wygallery@gmail.com