Unity in the community: Chinatown edition

The 2015 Mid-Autumn Festival offered a grand time for Greater Philadelphia as an array of Asian-American cultural expressions flooded the streets of Chinatown with music, art, dance and an abundance of love. It is not only an opportunity to share and celebrate heritage, but also a chance for younger residents to rise and practice their organizational and leadership skills.

The 2015 Moon Festival on which the event is based comes on Sept. 27, but the local celebration came a little earlier, given the historic World Meeting of Families and the papal visit in Philadelphia.

PCHR Commissioner Wei Chen, who also serves as a youth organizer for Asian Americans United, was one of the lead organizers. He promised a great event, and he and his team members certainly delivered.

PCHR Commissioner Wei Chen and Deputy Director Pamela Gwaltney take a moment to celebrate during the 2015 Mid-Autumn Festival in Chinatown.

PCHR Commissioner Wei Chen and Deputy Director Pamela Gwaltney take a moment to celebrate during the 2015 Mid-Autumn Festival in Chinatown.

One thought on “Unity in the community: Chinatown edition

  1. Congrats to all at Asian Americans United (AAU) for organizing Philadelphia’s Chinatown MidAutumn Festival for 20 years! Thanks to all volunteers, performers, sponsors and supporters, too. Cheers to more!

    ~Joan May (“Joanie” 🙂 Cordova
    @ForCommunities

    ps Thanks for reblogging my AAU video!

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