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Save the Phoenix Chinese Cultural Center and Garden Protest March
August 20, 2017 @ 4:40 pm
Don’t let the City of Phoenix become the first US city to demolish their Chinatown!
Please join our demonstration at 4:40pm on Sunday, August 20th to save Phoenix Chinese Cultural Center from demolition!
We are gaining momentum! Our last peaceful demonstration on Sunday has been covered extensively by all major local TV news and newspapers. Phoenix City Councilman Michael Nowakowski joined our last demonstration. We have gathered more than 5,000 signatures, and we have presented our case to Mayor Greg Stanton. Mayor Stanton shares our view that Phoenix Chinese Cultural Center is of great historic and cultural value, and it should be preserved.
The Chinese Cultural Center, located on 44th St in Phoenix, was built 20 years ago, It was designed by an architect from China, built by Chinese artisans using traditional techniques, with special materials and supplies shipped here from China. Over the years, it has become a major landmark and attraction where non-Chinese could acquire a sense of what Chinese culture can mean in terms of architecture and aesthetics. It is also a place where Chinese Americans can feel a heartwarming connection to their roots. It has become part of Arizona’s history and cultural heritage.
The cultural center is not just for the Chinese community, it’s for all Arizonans. It’s not just for our generation, it’s also for our children, and theirs. It is a cultural icon in our state, and is enjoyed by people of all ages and ethnic backgrounds. We believe we are acting in the best interest of the community as a whole, and that the preservation of the cultural center pays off in the long run.
We will be holding our second demonstration this Sunday, August 20th at 4:40pm at the Cultural Center, which is located at 668 N 44th St, Phoenix, Arizona 85008.
Please share this with your friends and family, and join us to save this Arizona Chinese Cultural Center!
There is ample parking in the parking lot, as well as in the underground garages onsite.