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Ground One:

Voices from Post-911 Chinatown

Video Excerpts from Interviews

You can view below selected video excerpts from the interview collection.
A broader collection of excerpts is available from New York University’s Asian/Pacific/American Studies Program and Institute.
The complete collection of video from the interviews will be available to researchers at the Library of Congress by Spring of 2006.

A Personal Account (3 minutes):
Jeanne Jackson, who owns an employment agency in Chinatown, describes the attack and its consequences in the neighborhood.
9/11, Public Health, and Chinatown (6 minutes):
Jeanie Chin, a communications specialist, discusses the impact of 9/11 on air quality in Chinatown and community concerns regarding the government response.
9/11 Relief (15 minutes):
Wing Ma, a garment factory owner, David Chen, Executive Director of the Chinese-American Planning Council - a social service organization - and K., a college student and daughter of a garment worker, discuss the response by public and private relief agencies to 9/11 and its aftermath with a focus on Chinatown.
Language, Jobs, Access (12 minutes):
Yan Guo Gan, a waiter in Chinatown, and Henri Ye, Director of Immigrant Services for New Life Center - Lutheran Family and Community Services, discuss the barriers residents in Chinatown face in access to employment, information, and social services.
Civic Engagement (1 minute):
Zhong Yue Zhang, a 46 year old immigration lawyer from Shanghai, describes the challenges confronted by his clients since 9/11 and his observations regarding how America has changed since the tragedy.