On July 9, we had a lecture about transportation in Chinatown with Rosa Chen, Phil Chin, and Landy Dong (Chinatown TRIP). The goal of Chinatown TRIP is improving transportation. It has avocated for a longer bus line and safety for pedestrians. It's sad how we have to have an accident in order for change to happen. Phil Chin talked about his experience with public transportation and felt as if he can do a lot in San Francisco. He and Landy Dong wanted to support the community and help it. It takes a long time to install projects and some factors such as fundings and community needs can delay projects.
After that, we took a tour of City Hall. I had never been to City Hall before and it was interesting to finally take a step inside. I don't really recall much about what happened when we talked with the legislative aides, but I remember that they also advocate for housing and works with organizations to support the community.
On July 11, Deland gave a lecture about sustainability and how it can affect the community. Following next was talking with members of CTA, the Community Tenants Association. They advocate for tenants' rights and housing rights and senior welfare; talked about how there was a lot of eviction for seniors and wanted to help the community.
- Michelle Mei