市中心東端喜士定東街100號街區的社區願景支持信 |Letter of Support for Downtown Eastside Community Vision for the 100 Block of East Hastings

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English translation of letter below.  Read the full report here (Only available in English)

2019年7月27日

敬啟者,

我們寫這封信是為了表達唐人街關注組支持東端單人房合作社和加麗基社區行動計劃的“市中心東端喜士定東街100號街區的社區願景。”我們的組織支持報告的內容和方向,並相信喜士定東街100號街區的任何開發都必須考慮到社區的聲音。 我們相信社區發展的重要性,其重點是「沒有我們的參與,就不要替我們做決定 」的概念。 因此,我們支持該報告的中心思想及其十二個核心主題,具體如下:

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Chinatown Concern Group‘s Initial Position and Statement on Chinese Canadian Museum 唐人街關注組初步立場和意見:關於華裔加拿大人博物館之計劃

(Photo Source: https://engage.gov.bc.ca/chinesecanadianmuseum/)

“The Province of British Columbia and the City of Vancouver are working together to have Vancouver’s Chinatown designated a United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage site. As part of this, the Province and the City have also committed to establishing a Chinese Canadian Museum.” (See the government’s website here)

Based on our current understanding of this project, this is our present initial position (as of Nov. 29, 2018):

”First, we acknowledge that we are on the unceded Coast Salish territories of the
xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) nations.

Currently Chinatown faces continuing gentrification that displaces people from their homes, creating more and more homelessness, and pushes out retail stores selling affordable goods. Remembering the history of anti-Chinese racism and celebrating the resiliency and lives of Chinese immigrants are very important and so we thank the Government of British Columbia and the City of Vancouver for valuing the history of Chinese people living in Canada. At the same time, we also need to acknowledge that these issues continues today and are affecting people who live and depend on Chinatown for their survival. With that being said, Chinatown Concern Group holds the following views on the plan to build a Chinese Canadian Museum in Chinatown:

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