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Vigil Concert: The Commemoration of the Chinese Massacre of 1871

Thursday, October 24, 2019
6:30pm - 9:00pm PDT
Pico House
424 N. Main St. Los Angeles, CA 90012
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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. As we come together to commemorate the lives of those lost on that day, we are reminded of how inextricably connected our histories are—that the target for hate crimes can happen to any marginalized communities and that we must remain vigilant and stand in solidarity with one another so that unjust crimes never happen again.

In partnership with The Chinese American Museum, El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument and Scripps College, TRHT-LA is proud to present a vigil concert commemorating the lives lost on that day. This multimedia program will feature a pre-performance talk, a musical performance, a reading of the names of those who passed, a 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.






No cost to participate

Who May Attend
The event is open to everyone

Register online: here
If you have additional questions regarding these sessions, please contact us at [email protected]

Accommodations for People with Disabilities
If you have a disability and require accommodation in order to fully participate in this activity, please contact our programs team at [email protected] or (213) 680-8866. You will be contacted by someone from our staff to discuss your specific needs.

About this Location
This location is ADA compliant, has dedicated nursing rooms, and gender-neutral restrooms available.

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