On August 25, 2017 CAA and other Chinatown organizations and community leaders organized a vigil in the wake of Charlottesville and murder of Health Heyer. Over 300 people showed up to take a stand against white supremacy, bigotry and xenophobia.
Speakers included Reverend Norman Fong, Chinatown Community Development Center; Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb, Jewish Voice for Peace; Joyce Lam, Chinese Progressive Association; Annette Wong, Chinese for Affirmative Action; Clifford Yee, Organization of Chinese Americans – San Francisco Chapter; Sandra Lee Fewer, San Francisco Board of Supervisors, Phil Ting, California State Assembly Member, Jeff Adachi, Public Defender of San Francisco, and Carmen Chu, Assessor-Recorder of the City and County of San Francisco.
Light Up the Night from Charlottesville to Chinatown: No Hate
Friday, August 25th
6:30-8:00PM Program at Chinese Culture Center, 750 Kearny Street, San Francisco
8:00-8:30PM Candlelight vigil on the pedestrian bridge between Chinese Culture Center and Portsmouth Square Park