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Philadelphia Chinatown: At a Crossroads

Watch ONLINE via ZOOM from the safety and comfort of your home. A link with instructions will be provided two hours prior to this virtual lecture. 

Philadelphia Chinatown: At a Crossroads

presented by Yue Wu

Philadelphia's Chinatown, founded in 1870, is the only low-income minority community remaining in Center City. The neighborhood has persisted despite constant threats from urban renewal and redevelopment projects. Today, Chinatown is still an economic and cultural hub for Chinese immigrants and Asian Americans in the region. However, like many neighborhoods, Chinatown is changing. The talk will cover Chinatown's history, stories of activism, and current challenges to preserve the neighborhood.    

Yue Wu, Neighborhood Planning and Project Manager at the Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation (PCDC), spearheads the implementation of key community development strategies outlined in the 2017 Chinatown Neighborhood Plan. Yue has led a wide range of projects, including affordable housing development, public space activation, community capacity building, and equitable development advocacy. She is committed to creating an inclusive built environment and preserving Chinatown as a home away from home for immigrants in Chinatown and Philadelphia. 


$15 | General Admission

$10 | Alliance Member 

Students with ID, residents of the neighborhoods being presented, or individuals with financial difficulties free with email to

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