Riverside’s historic Chinatown site at Brockton and Tequesquite has been a subject of public negotiation since the 1980’s. The site has been designated as a significant landmark at the city, county, state, and federal levels, yet there is a constant threat to the archaeological resources on site, and to its future as a historic place. The Save Our Chinatown Committee has since 1988 been advocating for the permanent protection of the site through the development of a Riverside Chinatown Heritage Park; SOCC members will share current progress.
Eugene Moy has been a long time public history advocate. He is a native of Los Angeles and his Chinese American heritage goes back to places like San Francisco, Montana, Seattle, Omaha, Calgary, Detroit, New York, and Santa Barbara as well as 3 generations in Los Angeles. He is retired from a career in municipal planning, and is actively involved with the Chinese Historical Society of Southern California, the Chinese American Museum in L.A., the Alhambra Historical Society, an affordable housing group in El Monte, and the Chinese American Citizens Alliance, which has been an advocate for Chinese American civil rights since 1895.