San Francisco Event To Remember Tiananmen Square
We are pleased to add to our listings of events, commemoration of the 19th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square massacre in the Chinatown of San Francisco.
In San Francisco's Chinatown -- just one block west of the Transamerica Pyramid skyscraper -- there is Portsmouth Square, a park with a large underground garage that many people use as the parking lot for Chinatown. (733 Kearny Street)
In the square, there is a replica of the Goddess of Democracy -- a statue first erected in Tiananmen Square by students in the uprising prior to June 4, 1989.
On June 4 2008 (Wednesday) people will lay flowers at that statue to remember the fallen martyrs of the Chinese democracy movement. This activity will be on Wednesday afternoon prior to 6:30pm.
At 7:00pm, a seminar, panel discussion, or forum will be open to the public at the "San Francisco Chinatown Chinese People's Rights and Interests Promotion Agency." The address for the panel is 17 Walter U. Lum Place, and it is adjacent to Portsmouth Square.
The panelists will include Feng Congde, a famous student leader of the 1989 uprising.