L to R: Kenneth Mok, Robert García, Sam García, Dorcas Mok, Kit Hing, Bo Gun, Tim Mok
Tim Mok recently talked at a site tour of LA State Historic Park. “I live on Bunker Hill Avenue in Chinatown. My family have been residents of Chinatown for three generations. My grandparents and parents are here today. My grandparents have lived in Chinatown since the 1960’s. This is their first time at this park. They just told me they really like the park. My mom used to tell me she didn’t have many places to play and couldn’t afford sports leagues growing up in Chinatown. She enjoys hiking now. The work of The City Project and others to create the park means a ton. My hope is that more green space throughout L.A will benefit low-income communities and communities of color.” Tim is the Juanita Tate Social Justice Fellow at The City Project.
Sam García publishes Take Action Comics. Robert is his proud father.
“Cool event alert! Last weekend, we heard from The City Project as part of the #ChinatownYardsAlliance, a coalition of 60+ groups that came together to fight for #LASHP. The effort was part of the larger #greenjustice movement in LA, where neighbors in some of the region’s most historically disadvantaged and under-resourced communities came together to advocate for parks and open space—including at Baldwin Hills Parklands. Learn more about #greenjustice and Baldwin Hills: https://www.kcet.org/history-society/the-baldwin-hills-black-la-and-green-justice.” Thank you WAPOW and Wendy Chung.