Asian Americans United walking tour showcases Chinatown neighborhood

ByNatalie Jason WPVI logo
Monday, May 20, 2024
Asian Americans United walking tour tells story of Philly's Chinatown
AAU says the stories put a face on the people who are the lifeblood of the neighborhood that is so much more than just restaurants.

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- Asian Americans United is a non-profit founded almost 40 years ago to help immigrant communities develop self-leadership.

Programs include a school, a summer youth program, voting and citizenship assistance, a community garden, and much more.

The group founded the annual Mid-Autumn Festival that occurs every year during that holiday in Chinese culture.

A current 'living art installation' is a walking tour through the neighborhood where AAU is based - the Our Chinatown Project.

The hour-long walk is free and focuses on bright red posters on buildings - each with a photo of a person who lives or works there, and a bit of their personal story.

AAU says the stories put a face on the people who are the lifeblood of the neighborhood which is so much more than just restaurants.

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1023 Callowhill Street, Philadelphia, PA 19123

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