Photo Stories: • Covid-19 - Seattle's Chinatown: ICHS-050720-526

Volunteers and staff distribute food and groceries throughout the Chinatown-International District on May 7, 2020. Vincent Kwan, a program manager at InterIm says{quote}It's called disaster gentrification. An already vulnerable neighborhood having the impacts of COVID is already accelerating the gentrification that's already happening. So, we're very concerned about that.This community is meant for people that have been marginalized, have been pushed away from white neighborhoods historically. And they found refuge here. How do we protect a historical landmark and also a historical place for folks that call it home?{quote}(photo by Karen Ducey)

Volunteers and staff distribute food and groceries throughout the Chinatown-International District on May 7, 2020. Vincent Kwan, a program manager at InterIm says

"It's called disaster gentrification. An already vulnerable neighborhood having the impacts of COVID is already accelerating the gentrification that's already happening. So, we're very concerned about that.

This community is meant for people that have been marginalized, have been pushed away from white neighborhoods historically. And they found refuge here. How do we protect a historical landmark and also a historical place for folks that call it home?"

(photo by Karen Ducey)