Jack (John Kuo Wei) Tchen is a facilitator, teacher, historian, curator, re-organizer, and dumpster diver. He co-founded the Museum of Chinese in America in 1979-80 where he continues to serve as senior historian. He’s researched and written widely on Chinatowns and anti-Asian fears, on everyday intermingling and improvisations; and is currently grappling with issues like dispossession, climate change, and why it’s especially important for those in/around food to lead change…so, a little bit of everything this episode.

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