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San Francisco rally commemorates first anniversary of Vicha Ratanapakdee mural

  • A rally commemorating the first-year anniversary of a mural created to honor Vicha Ratanapakdee was held in San Francisco’s Chinatown on Sunday.
  • Dozens reportedly attended the event to remember the 84-year-old Thai immigrant, who was shoved to his death while walking along Anza Vista and Fortuna Avenues on Jan. 28, 2021.
  • The unprovoked attack, which was caught on video, occurred at the height of pandemic-driven anti-Asian violence across the U.S. Antoine Watson, 19, has been charged with homicide but not a hate crime in connection with the incident.
  • The mural, created by Thitiwat Phromratanapongse and Sarah Siskin based on an illustration by Jonathan D. Chang, is located at Grant Avenue and California Street.
  • The attendees of Sunday’s rally helped clean the mural. There were also discussions on a street renaming project and an anti-Asian hate open forum, according to NBC Bay Area.
  • A similar but larger rally erupted in Columbus Avenue earlier this month. Around 200 reportedly marched to Chinatown in search of justice for the recent attacks on a 70-year-old Asian woman and former commissioner-at-large Greg Chew.

A rally commemorating the first-year anniversary of a mural created to honor Vicha Ratanapakdee was held in San Francisco’s Chinatown on Sunday.

Dozens reportedly attended the event to remember the 84-year-old Thai immigrant, who was fatally shoved while walking along Anza Vista and Fortuna Avenues on Jan. 28, 2021.

San Francisco Chinatown mural defaced with profanity, ‘your mom’ jokes

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  • A popular mural in San Francisco’s Chinatown fell victim to vandalism last week.
  • The mural, known as the Tiger Dragon, was painted on the side of a store located at the corner of Commercial Street and Grant Avenue.
  • Taggers vandalized the artwork with profanity, inappropriate shapes and “your mom” jokes, according to reports.
  • Due to the scale of the damage, the mural could not be salvaged and has since been painted over.
  • A new mural is expected to take over the site. A specific project, however, has yet to be determined.

A popular mural in San Francisco’s Chinatown could not be salvaged after vandals reportedly defaced it with profanity last week.

The mural, known as the Tiger Dragon, was painted on the side of a store located at the corner of Commercial Street and Grant Avenue.

Meet the 12 AAPI heroes featured in Chinatown San Francisco’s new mural

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  • The “AAPI Community Heroes Mural” created by the Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco has been unveiled in the city’s Chinatown.
  • The mural was created in collaboration with the Wells Fargo Community Mural Program and honors 12 Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) figures who have often gone unrecognized in U.S. history.
  • The organizers saw the mural as an opportunity to fight racism and misinformation amid the rise of anti-Asian hate during the pandemic.

A new mural honoring 12 community Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) was unveiled in San Francisco’s Chinatown on Wednesday morning.

The “AAPI Community Heroes Mural” was created by the Chinese Culture Center of San Francisco in collaboration with the Wells Fargo Community Mural Program. Located at the corner of Jackson Street and Grant Avenue, the public artwork aims to educate and recognize educators, artists, activists and community leaders who have helped transform the world.

Community members show up to restore defaced ‘8 Immortals’ mural in Vancouver’s Chinatown

  • Members of Vancouver’s Chinatown community reportedly lined up on East Georgia Street on April 16 to help restore the “Eight Immortals Crossing the Sea” mural that was defaced last month by graffiti taggers.
  • Artists Sean Cao and Katharine Yi of the Bagua Artist Association organized the mural’s repair as a way to gather people through art and build a sense of community.
  • The mural, which was meticulously painted onto the side of a two-story building of the Liang You Bookstore, was meant to promote cultural redress.
  • The social event was supported by the City of Vancouver’s Chinatown Transformation Team, who is working to revitalize the community and combat anti-Asian racism.

Community members of Vancouver’s Chinatown came together on Saturday to restore the “Eight Immortals Crossing the Sea” mural that was defaced last month by graffiti taggers.

Artists and volunteers lined up on East Georgia Street on Saturday afternoon with paint brushes in hand to cover up the over five-feet-high black letters graffitied across the mural.