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Atlas Obscura Society Seattle: Hidden Histories of the International Distri...

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Canton Alley

599 Canton Alley S

Seattle, WA 98104

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Unlike other Chinatowns across the nation, the Chinatown-International District (CID) is a cultural center for many different Asian–Pacific Islander communities with many different histories of immigration. The neighborhood is subject to the extreme pressures of urban development, upzoning, and displacement of long-time residents.

On this 1.5-hour walking tour, you’ll hear firsthand histories from two of the International District’s last living activists, Ron Chew and Dean Wong. Together, we’ll explore significant histories of Asian-American immigration and activism. Along the way, we’ll visit historic sites like the Panama Hotel and the World War II memorial to Chinese-American veterans in Hing Hay Park. View the Roger Shimomura mural at the Gordon Hirabayashi building and learn about Seattle’s history of Japanese-American internment. You’ll have a chance to hear stories about community leaders like Bob Santos and Donnie Chinn to understand the legacy that these activists left behind, while also visiting family-owned businesses like the Sun May Co., a Chinese a laundry, and one of the ID's oldest chop suey joints - The Hong Kong Restaurant.

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Meet in Canton Alley, which is immediately adjacent to The Wing Luke Museum at 719 King Street. (Access via King Street.)

We will be walking for 1.5 hours and visiting both indoor and outdoor sites. Please wear comfortable walking shoes.

This tour will run rain or shine. Dress appropriately.

QUESTIONS?
Email Shin Yu Pai at shinyu.pai@atlasobscura.com.

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