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Los Angeles calls on public for ideas for memorial to 1871 Chinese Massacre victims

  • On Aug. 19, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, along with the city’s Department of Cultural Affairs, the office of Councilmember Kevin de León and El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument, released a request for ideas for conceptual proposals to develop a memorial for the victims of the 1871 Chinese Massacre.
  • The mass killing, which has been largely forgotten, saw a mob of hundreds murder at least 18 Chinese men in a racially motivated attack in the old Chinatown neighborhood on Oct. 24, 1871.
  • The memorial will be built to raise public awareness of the massacre and acknowledge the past and current tensions over race and violence.
  • The proposals, which are due by Oct. 12, will be reviewed by arts and design experts who will select five artists to receive a $15,000 stipend to develop their concepts and present them in a public forum.

The city of Los Angeles has called on the public for ideas in developing a memorial to the victims of the 1871 Chinese Massacre. 

The mass killing, which has been largely forgotten, saw an eruption of gunfire at around 4 p.m. on Oct. 24, 1871. A mob of hundreds murdered at least 18 Chinese men in a racially motivated attack in the old Chinatown neighborhood.

Hundreds gather to honor late advocate for Asian American seniors Im Ja Choi

Im Ja Choi
  • Hundreds of people gathered at the memorial service for Im Ja Choi, a celebrated advocate for Asian American seniors, at the Evergreen Center in Pennsylvania on Saturday.
  • Choi, who was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2019, died at a hospital in South Korea on June 22.
  • She moved to the United States from Seoul in 1971 and struggled to find a home health aide in the country for her sickly mother, who did not eat American food or know how to communicate in English.
  • Channeling that experience and recounting stories from several caregivers, Choi founded PASSi in 2004, providing home health aides to Asian seniors in almost two dozen languages.
  • “She was always looking for ways to make an impact on the community. But if there was anything we needed, she made it happen,” Choi’s daughter, Sara, told The Philadelphia Inquirer. “Helping others was her calling.”
  • In addition to PASSi, Choi started an adult daycare center for immigrants, a vocational school for entry-level Asian healthcare workers and a senior community center.

Hundreds of people gathered at a memorial service in Pennsylvania on Saturday to celebrate the life of Im Ja Choi, an advocate for Asian American seniors who died from lung cancer last month at the age of 73.

Choi, who was diagnosed with cancer in 2019, died at a hospital in South Korea on June 22. Ken Yang, the CEO of Penn Asian Senior Services, the organization Choi founded in 2004, confirmed the news of her death in a recent statement.

Chicago police honor late officer Xu Meng, whose long hours may have led to his death, with memorial hall

  • The Chicago police’s 24th district unveiled a new memorial wall and held a private dedication ceremony to honor Asian American officer Xu Meng, whose accidental death in 2020 rocked the local Asian community.
  • Officer Xu Meng, described by loved ones as a hardworking father and husband, died at age 36 from carbon monoxide poisoning in his home in Albany Park.
  • Family and friends attributed his death to exhaustion from enduring 12-hour shifts for 12 consecutive days, as it may have caused him to forget to turn off his vehicle’s keyless ignition.
  • “He worked countless days, countless hours,” said John Pham, the vice president of the AALEA. “He passed away. Unfortunately, he didn’t get enough rest so we want people to be aware that we are there for them as an organization.”

The 24th district Chicago police station unveiled a new memorial wall and held a private dedication ceremony to honor an Asian American officer whose accidental death in 2020 rocked the local Asian community.

Xu Meng, described by loved ones as a hardworking father and husband, died at age 36 from carbon monoxide poisoning in his home in Albany Park.

‘It’s time for us to come together’: Hundreds gather to honor Michelle Go at Times Square candlelight vigil

Michelle Go Vigil
  • Hundreds of people, including New York City Mayor Eric Adams and other elected officials, attended Asians Fighting Injustice’s vigil held at Times Square in remembrance of Michelle Go, who was fatally shoved in front of a subway on Saturday.
  • Friends and family recalled the life of Go, and officials advocated for justice and the safety of the city’s diverse citizens.
  • The Asian American Foundation released a statement of its action plan in pursuit of solutions for keeping the AAPI community safe from hate crimes and violence.

Hundreds of people gathered in Times Square on Tuesday to remember the life of Michelle Go and to advocate for public safety.

Michelle Go’s Vigil

Kindhearted Cab Driver Offers Free Ride to Send Off Late Actor Aloysius Pang

A kind cab driver from Singapore touched friends and fans of the late actor Aloysius Pang for offering free rides to and from the cr‌em‌atorium to send off the actor’s ashes.

On Tuesday, January 29, TV host and actress, Belinda Lee shared the heartwarming moment on her Instagram along with a picture of the cast of 2015 drama series, “Tiger Mum” starring Pang, along with Lee and Jayley Woo, according to AsiaOne.

Original ‘Mighty Morphin Power Rangers’ Cast Remembers Thuy Trang, the First Yellow Ranger

thuy trang

As part of its 25th year celebration, the original cast of “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” remembers their castmate, Thuy Trang, who died in a tragic car accident at the age of 27.

Trang played the original version of the Yellow Ranger, Trini Kwan, for the first and second seasons of “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.” She replaced Audri Dubois, who played the Yellow Ranger in the unaired pilot.