Oakland’s Chinatown might not be as well known as its San Francisco counterpart, but over the course of the pandemic, it became infamous for the viral clips of violence that originated on its streets. What’s really going on, and how is Chinatown grappling with this intense media scrutiny Join Sabrina as she speaks with Oakland-based organization Cut Fruit Collective to learn more about Oakland’s Chinatown as a living, breathing community—and the untold political history of the fortune cookie.
Written, recorded, and produced by Sabrina Lin. Edited by Brendon Lin and Sabrina Lin. Theme music composed and performed by Mark Fish. Additional music sourced from Blue Dot Sessions and Oakland Jazz Collective.
This podcast was produced as a part of the Xin Sheng Project, a digital initiative that publishes alternative, progressive perspectives on the most widely circulated issues on WeChat and among the Chinese diaspora. To learn more, visit www.xinshengproject.org.
VIRAL LOVE is made possible by funding from Projects for Peace.