Saturday 6/20: Wing Luke Museum and C/ID Walking Tour
As a way to learn about the history of immigration, segregation, resilience, and community building here in Seattle, our group traveled to the Chinatown/International District to visit the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience on Saturday. In addition to visiting the museum we took an in-depth walking tour of the neighborhood and enjoyed a dim sum lunch. The afternoon provided an in-depth historical overview of the area as well as conversations about relevant contemporary issues around development, neighborhood preservation, and gentrification.
Students worked in teams to get us to and from the Chinatown/International District via transit. In the evening, some students ventured out to the Fremont Solstice Festival."
[W]e spent time working on a mission statement as well as norms for our community and our time in relation to one another over the next eight weeks. Students participated in a photo scavenger hunt as a way to become familiarized with the U District where they will be living this summer.
We also spent time talking about professionalism in the workplace (including dress, communication, email use, social media do's/don't, etc.) as well as a good conversation about entering into new communities with humility and the difference between "helping" and partnership." A representative of our alumni program also came to welcome the students and let them know more about alumni-organized events and our alumni [partnership] program.