Boston’s Chinatown: Community, Power, and Placemaking

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Boston’s Chinatown: Community, Power, and Placemaking

A panel exploring the role of arts and community centers in Boston's Chinatown

By BU Arts Initiative

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Date and time

Thursday, April 15, 2021 · 9 - 10am PDT



About this event

Join us for a discussion on the legacy of Boston’s Chinatown neighborhood, exploring community, urban expansion, displacement, public health, and the birth of Pao Arts Center.

This event is part of a series on Race, Place, and Space, co-hosted by the Initiative on Cities, BU Arts Initiative, and BU Diversity & Inclusion. Learn more at


Núrí Chandler-Smith - Dean of Academic Support and College Pathway Programs, Bunker Hill Community College

Angie Liou - Executive Director, Asian Community Development Center

Heang Rubin - Chair, Friends of the Chinatown Library, Assistant Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine, Tufts University

Cynthia Woo - Director, Pao Arts Center, Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center

Moderated by Ben Hires (CAS ’00, STH ’03, MET ’08) - CEO of Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center

To read our panelist's full bios, please visit our event website.

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BU Arts Initiative

The Boston University Arts Initiative ensures that the arts are fundamental to the BU student experience both inside and outside the classroom.

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