Free

Commemoration of the Chinese Massacre of 1871

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Pico House

424 North Main Street

Los Angeles, CA 90012

View Map

Event description
The Chinese American Museum will host a vigil concert and reception to commemorate the lives lost during the Chinese Massacre of 1871.

About this Event

On October 24, 1871, seventeen Chinese men including a 15-year-old boy were killed by a mob in Los Angeles. Known as the Chinese Massacre of 1871, it was the culmination of growing anti-Chinese sentiment leading to racially motivated violence.

The Chinese American Museum will host a vigil concert to commemorate the lives lost on that day. This multimedia program will feature a pre-performance talk, a musical performance, reading of the names of those who passed that day, candlelit vigil and a wreath-laying procession to the commemorative plaque. Join us after the program for a reception in the museum and a reflection activity in the courtyard. Visitors are invited to write their thoughts on a card and attach it to a tree, which will remain for 20 days as a memorial for all the lives lost in the historical tragedy and as a space for reflection on contemporary issues of race and violence.

Visit camla.org/commemoration

This program is free and open to the public; however, RSVPs are kindly requested. To RSVP, reserve your tickets here on Eventbrite or email rsvp@camla.org. Check our website at www.camla.org/upcomingevents for other upcoming public programs and events.

This program is part of a two-part presentation by the Chinese American Museum and El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument in collaboration with Scripps College. Major support provided by the Kellogg Foundation's Truth, Racial Healing, & Transformation - Los Angeles. An encore concert will be held on October 25, 2019 at Boone Recital Hall at Scripps College.

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

Pico House

424 North Main Street

Los Angeles, CA 90012

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved