Expo Revival: Searching for Trent Alley

Expo Revival: Searching for Trent Alley celebrates and honors the history and legacy of Asian/Asian Americans in the PNW and Spokane. This exhibit is presented in partnership with Asians for Collective Liberation in Spokane, Eastern Washington University, and Spokane Public Library as part of the Expo ‘74 50th Celebration.

ABOUT THE EXHIBITS

The main exhibit Searching for Trent Alley: Asian American Footprints in Downtown Spokane helps us trace the areas of downtown that served as home to vibrant Asian communities beginning in the late-1800s despite discriminatory policies and attitudes at national, regional, and local levels. Racist immigration and land laws limited the development of Asian neighborhoods in Spokane. As Expo ‘74 neared, the Asian population downtown had already begun to disperse, moving businesses to areas that allowed for greater opportunities. Expo ’74’s beautification efforts gutted the last surviving remnants of Spokane’s Asian community in Trent Alley. Expo Revival honors the space they inhabited and recognizes the decades of contributions from Japanese, Chinese, Filipino and other Asians who came here for work, were integral parts of the community, but whose histories were erased. Their stories remind us of how people and communities from all backgrounds are woven into a city’s foundations and as we move forward, we can reconsider how we acknowledge their impacts.

We Are Made Of Stories is a companion exhibit and is a collection of contemporary artworks submitted by local youths and residents who are telling their own, their families’, or their communities’ stories. We reflect on how we view the stories of the past as they invite us into the stories of today.

MAY 4 | Expo Revival: Heritage Month Opening Reception

The Asian American Heritage Month and Expo Revival exhibits Opening Reception will include speakers, artists talk, Asian arts and crafts vendors, performances, and the proclamation of Asian American Heritage Month by Spokane City Mayor Lisa Brown.

 

 

Date/Time: Saturday, May 4 at 11am – 4pm
Location: Spokane Public Library – Central Branch, 3rd Floor | 906 W Main Ave, Spokane WA

 

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Expo ’74 Event

MAY 4 – JUNE 2 | Expo Revival: Searching for Trent Alley

Expo Revival: Searching for Trent Alley celebrates and honors the history and legacy of Asian/Asian Americans in the PNW and Spokane. This exhibit is presented in partnership with Asians for Collective Liberation in Spokane, Eastern Washington University, and Spokane Public Library as part of Expo ’74 50th Celebration.

 

 

Date/Time: Library Hours, May 4-June 2
Location: Spokane Public Library – Central Branch, 3rd Floor

906 W Main Ave, Spokane WA

 

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