The Militant interrupts this lag between postings to bring you an announcement: There's a very edjumakational tour of Chinatown this Saturday morning, and it's FREE! GRATIS! Description goes as such:
Led by Sharon Sekhon, executive director of the Studio for Southern California History, this Walking Tour explores the different generations and re-generations of communities comprising this vibrant and now Chinese neighborhood. This neighborhood also hosted Italian, Croatian, French, & Mexican American communities throughout the late 19 th and 20 th centuries. Los Angeles' original Chinatown was razed in 1938 to make room for Union Station. As a result, this Chinatown was a planned community that attempted to reflect the Chinese community that was displaced here.
This event is free but reservations are required by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 213-229-8890.
Date: Saturday, October 6, 2007
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Location: 525 Alpine Street, Suite 103, Los Angeles, California 90012 (the Studio for Southern California History)
For more information, visit: http://www.socalstudio.org/calendar/walking_tours/chinatown2.htm
The Militant may or may not be there. No really, he has a lot of militant business to do that day. But if you go, just know that this event has the Militant Angeleno's Seal of Approval. The Studio for Southern California seems to be doing very militant things in preserving the histories - especially the untold ones - of this region. So just tell them the Militant Angeleno himself sent you (they're probably gonna say, "Huh? Who sent you?" but just tell them anyway just to see their reaction)!