Chinatown Block Watch: Fighting Xenophobia in New York’s Chinatown

In response to xenophobic attacks in New York’s Chinatown, activist Karlin Chan formed Chinatown Block Watch.  He is interviewed here in an episode of PBS’s Brief but Spectacular (included is a transcript of the interview).

In a Bowery Boogie interview, Chan mentions that the group is non-confrontational, preferring to be a “visual deterrent” in their bright, highly visible safety vests.  As pointed out in the PBS interview, the group is a multi-ethnic group of 20 or 30 people.

Those interested in volunteering can send a note here:

(photo credit:  Karlin Chan)
(h/t: dsw)

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Jeff lives in Silicon Valley, and attempts to juggle marriage, fatherhood, computer systems research, running, and writing.
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