KBTC Public Television is proud to announce two events associated with an original documentary called Of Race and Reconciliation.
At 5:30pm on October 18th, KBTC will present a special full screening of the program. The screening event will be held at the new Advanced Technology Building on the Central Campus of Bates Technical College at 2320 South 19th Street in Tacoma. The event will feature comments from the program’s producers and major funders. While the event is sold out, there is opportunity for media representatives who wish to attend.
At 8:00pm on Thursday October 20th, Of Race and Reconciliation will premiere on KBTC Public Television.
Of Race and Reconciliation chronicles the Chinese experience in America during the latter half of the 19th century. In 1885, Tacoma’s Chinese residents were forcefully expelled from the city against the backdrop of increasingly alarming, and even violent tensions between American citizens caught in an economic downturn, and Chinese immigrants seeking opportunity at “Gam Saam,” or Gold Mountain, their term for the great American West.
Of Race and Reconciliation travels through six states to take an unflinching look at this period in time, but also document how the tensions between American citizens and immigrant populations provide relevant lessons in today’s political climate, and in Tacoma’s case, how far efforts toward reconciliation have come.