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SJ City Council Ceremony of Apology to the Chinese

  • September 29, 2021
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Circle of Palms Plaza, Downtown San Jose


The City of San José wishes to cordially invite you to join City and community leaders for a historic ceremony commemorating the formal adoption of a City Council resolution apologizing for the City’s role in acts of injustice and discriminations towards the Chinese immigrant community and its descendants. The ceremony will take place on Wednesday September the 29th at 12 PM at Circle of Palms Plaza adjacent to the San Jose Museum of Art and the Fairmont Hotel in Downtown San José. The Plaza sits on the site of the 2nd Market Street Chinatown which was destroyed by arson in 1887.

The ceremony will include opening remarks from City leadership, a formal presentation and reading of the resolution to attendees, as well as additional remarks by community leaders and elected officials.

Connie Young Yu (CHCP Advisory Board Member & Historian) and Gerrye Wong (CHCP Trustee & Co-Founder) will speak on behalf of the Chinese community, as well as California Assemblyman Evan Low, so this is a momentous occasion  for the City of San Jose, and above all, our Chinese community and the memory of our San Jose forefathers. 

Guests of all generations are encouraged to attend to give honor and pay respect to our early Chinese immigrants who suffered and persevered during these extremely harsh times.

For more information:

Museum Address:

History Park
635 Phelan Avenue
San Jose, CA 95112

In Ng Shing Gung Building

Mailing Address:

PO Box 5366
San Jose, CA 95150-5366

Email: info@chcp.org

Chinese Historical & Cultural Project

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