Chinatown Common Ground is a public engagement taking place in LA Chinatown, organized by the team behind WAPOW Magazine.

As Chinatown experiences rapid change, Chinatown Common Ground is a deliberate effort to promote conversation about Chinatown’s past, present and future, to highlight the neighborhood’s important histories, heritages, people, legacies and needs for consideration in community planning, growth and development.

Surveys are being collected and will be compiled into a report to be shared with the community, planning agencies and elected officials.


Laureen Hom
Wendy Chung
Petey Routzan
Jiae Azad
Larene Woo
Jonathan Chu
Alice Tse
Pauletta Pierce
Vivian Lam
Warren Hong


Anrui Gu
David Guowei Liu
Yanbing Jiang
Mingxia Li


The California Endowment
County of Los Angeles
Los Angeles Chinatown Corp
Eugene Moy
Chinese Historical Society of Southern California

501(c)(3) FISCAL AGENT
LA Chinese American Citizens Alliance Community Action