Stand Against Racism Day took place April 26 on the Summer Street Bridge in Boston. Nearly 300 individuals wore “Racism hurts everyone” buttons, blew whistles and held signs that read “Honk! Take a stand against racism.” All employees from nearby Neighborhood Health Plan turned out, along with supporters from local businesses.
On a grey morning, a group of Chinese seniors fussed over a pink-clad toddler, exclaiming in Cantonese and Toishanese. Other seniors strolled over and discussed their traditional Chinese dance and music classes. In another area, elders proudly displayed their Chinese ink-brush paintings of prancing horses and delicately veined shrimp. Despite all the Chinese commotion, these seniors do not live in Chinatown. Instead, they reside at the Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly.
Chinatown residents gathered to share their experiences of coming to America on April 13, in the Oak Terrace reading room. The Conversation Club is a community group formed by Harvard University student Lun Tian Yew and two high school students Sukey Lu and Yating Lu, who organized the event.
The story of the Chinese serving in the American Civil War is rarely told. On the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, “Chinese Heroes of the American Civil War” recounted their bravery on April 11 at the Somerville Public Library.
College students and entrepreneurs from local, other states and China gathered in Boston for the 16th Harvard China Forum held on April 13 to 15 at Harvard University, discussing about opportunities for China to keep changing for the better in business, environment, culture and other fields.
Cancer is the leading cause of death of Asian women in the United States, with breast cancer as the most common.