City of Asylum (2018)

Taste Makers:
Chinese Restaurants and the Asian American Identity

Monday, November 26th
5:30 pm

How is the growth of the Chinese community shaping Pittsburgh? Why has the Asian community grown so quickly among Pittsburgh’s universities, and what opportunities come with this growth? And how do the Trump Administration’s changes in immigration policies affect local businesses such as restaurants?

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reporter Melissa McCart follows up her Pulitzer Center research with a panel exploring how those originally from Taiwan and China are contributing to the changing dynamic of Pittsburgh.
Chinese Restaurant Event
This program will feature a panel discussion with restaurateur Mike Chen of Everyday Noodles in Squirrel Hill, community crusader Marian Lien (executive director of the Squirrel Hill Urban Coalition and commissioner on the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Asian and Pacific American Affairs in Pennsylvania) and Chris Briem (University of Pittsburgh regional economist and analyst of population trends).

There will be beer, wine and Chinese snacks.

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