"Love Letters to Chinatown" Project

The love letters featured throughout our program were inspired by the 

project "Love Letters to Chinatown" initially started by W.O.W. (Wing on Wo) in New York and extended to the Bay Area by artists Carmen Chen and Vida Kuang with help from Huiying B. and Mei Lum.


The ongoing project is a collection of poems, stories, illustrations—dedicated to San Francisco & Oakland Chinatowns. The love 
letters are posted on social media and plan to be postered around Chinatown neighborhoods as a way of uplifting residents 
during isolation.


Learn more: 

Submit your letter here: 
or use code below.

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"Chinatown Pretty" Book Launch 

Andria Lo and Valerie Luu have been interviewing and photographing Chinatown's most fashionable elders on their blog and Instagram, Chinatown Pretty, since 2014. And now, they've published a book which releases on 9/22/20.


From 9/22-10/22, Andria and Valerie will be donating all proceeds to Chinatown CDC from purchases from here:

Chinatown Pretty is a photo and storytelling project that celebrates the unique street style and ingenuity of seniors in Chinatowns across North America. Find them online:

"Everyday Heroines" Project
The love letters "Dear Cooks, Barbers & Seamstresses" and "Dear Sundays in Chinatown" were adaptations from videos created for the "Everyday Heroines and Covid19 in Chinatown" project led by Felicia Lowe and assisted by Amy Lim and David Mai.

The project is a collection of videos produced by members and staff of Chinatown CDC’s Youth Program.  CCDC partnered with Lowedown Productions who taught mobile phone video production workshops via ZOOM.  The project was funded by an Individual Artists Grant to Felicia Lowe by the San Francisco Arts Commission.  

Watch the videos here: