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Mark Liu - 11TH ANNUAL CHINATOWN BIKE-A-THON

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Mark Liu

THE STORY:

I'll be riding again this year in CPA's Chinatown Bike-A-Thon, a 16 mile bike ride along the Charles River to benefit our youth leadership development program, the Chinese Youth Initiative (CYI).  CYI is going on its 21st year!

I participated in the program as a high school youth 15 years ago!  It helped me understand and learn more about the issues that Chinese working class immigrants face in the U.S.  It helped connect me to my roots and my grandparents who were the first to settle as a family in the U.S. in Boston Chinatown, working as garment and restaurant workers.  Through the CYI program and working at CPA I could get a glimpse at the struggles my grandparents face even though, at that time, I did not speak Chinese.

 

Since coming on staff full-time at CPA, CYI has been a source of inspiration.  Every summer, we have 8-10 youth interns who go through a transformative summer program that exposes participants to their own history of Asian America and Chinatown that do not learn in school.  They also connect their own personal experience to the larger issues in the community and learn how to take action and fight for equal rights for the Chinese American community.  I am inspired every year when youth talk about how they learn to have more self-confidence by unlearning the racism they internalized growing and learning to make a difference.  Please help support CYI and help grow the next generation of organizers!

**Mark is a Gold Level Youth Hero Rider**

REGISTER

$1,453

MONEY RAISED
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  • Gene Chang

    $20

  • Cindy Luppi

    $50

  • Takeo Rivera

    $15

  • Jess and Claudio Santos

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Kathy and Raymond Andrws

    $50

  • Patrick Tai

    $50

  • Megan Madison

     

  • Anonymous

    $15

  • Penny

    $50

  • Daniel Shih

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $35

  • David Jenkins

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • John Doherty DC 35

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Connie Nelson

    $50

  • Abbie Taube

    $25

  • Don Misumi

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Fred Bennett

    $50

  • Max

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Shaw Pong Liu

    $20

  • Anonymous

     

  • HQ

    $20

  • Momma Claire

    $40

  • Naama Gal & Tomer Hamami

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Timmy Lu & Linda Lee

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Lisa Owens Pinto

    $25

  • Angela Steele

    $15

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • LaRajan

    $15

  • Denise Oberdan

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • K.S.

    $38

  • david

    $80

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145% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Donor Comments

david

david

DONATION: $80

Well done! 2 years ago

K.S.

K.S.

DONATION: $38

2 years ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Denise Oberdan

Denise Oberdan

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

LaRajan

LaRajan

DONATION: $15

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Angela Steele

Angela Steele

DONATION: $15

2 years ago

Lisa Owens Pinto

Lisa Owens Pinto

DONATION: $25

Congratulations on reaching your goal, Mark! 2 years ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Timmy Lu & Linda Lee

Timmy Lu & Linda Lee

DONATION: $20

2 years ago