Commemorating the 1871 Los Angeles Chinatown Massacre with Music & Performance

Join us in an online event of music and reflection to commemorate an important event.

When? October 17, Sunday, 2:00-4:00 pm     

Registration available here 

About this eventThe Los Angeles Chinatown Massacre of 1871 was the worst mass-lynching in California history. It kicked off a decade of rampant Anti-Asian violence and legislation including the Chinese Exclusion Act, even as Chinese immigrants were hard at work building the infrastructure of California’s future. Despite its severity and importance, this chapter of history remains largely unknown. 

The UCLA Chancellor's Arts InitiativeUCLA Asian American CenterUCLA Asia Pacific Center has partnered with the Chinese American Museum to commemorate the massacre’s 150th anniversary with a live performance featuring music, movement, and VIP guest speakers. The commemoration will take place at El Pueblo de Los Angeles Historical Monument– the site of Los Angeles’ original Chinatown, where the massacre took place.

The commemoration program will be livestreamed for the public at the UCLA Asian American Studies Center Facebook/YouTube channel and on the Chinese American Museum You Tube channel. The musical program will feature the cast and crew of the podcast drama Blood on Gold Mountain (2021) including narrator Hao Huang with accompaniment by Psychopomp Contemporary Ensemble and original songs by The Flower Pistils. Movement artist Young-Tseng Wong will help bring the story to life, and the UCLA Chinese music ensemble will make a special appearance.

Sponsored by University of California Los Angeles Chancellor’s Arts InitiativeUCLA Asian American Studies CenterUCLA Asia Pacific CenterChinese American MuseumScripps College

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For questions, please email Michael Bervell AB '19 (President of the Harvard Club of Seattle) at