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Chinese Expulsion Walk for Reconciliation
November 4, 2017 @ 8:30 am10:00 am

Join the Chinese Reconciliation Project Foundation on a Walk for Reconciliation to recognize and remember the anniversary of the Chinese Expulsion of 1885. The walk will begin at the Chinese Reconciliation Park and end at Tacoma Art Museum (map).

In 2010, Chinese Reconciliation Project Foundation hosted its first Walk for Reconciliation from Union Station to the Chinese Reconciliation Park to remember the 125th anniversary of the Tacoma Chinese Expulsion. This 2nd Walk for Reconciliation is planned in conjunction with TAM’s current exhibition Zhi LIN: In Search of the Lost History of Chinese Migrants and the Transcontinental Railroads.

President of the Chinese Reconciliation Project Foundation Theresa Pan Hosley notes that this program is “more than a walk of remembrance, it’s an opportunity to support one another and demonstrate that every person deserves dignity and respect.”

After the walk, join us at 10:30 am for the related symposium, Chinese Workers: Tacoma, Railroads, and Constructing the West.

This program is FREE and open to the public.

To learn more about the Chinese Reconciliation Project Foundation and the history of the expulsion, visit


  • 8:30 am – Meet at the Chinese Reconciliation Park. Light refreshments and coffee will be provided. Participants will have the opportunity to write few words on railroad ballast rocks and carry them back to TAM.
  • 9 am – Begin walk to TAM (Route: approximately 3 miles)


Zhi LIN, Chinese Reconciliation Park (detail), 2017. Chinese ink on paper, 8¾ × 12 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Koplin Del Rio Gallery, Seattle.