The picture above is how most people see Chinatown. Shopping, eats, fortune cookies, maybe even “oriental curiosities.”But that street, the main drag, the epicenter of Chinatown’s “face”is called “foreign devils”street by the locals. If you knew the story of Chinatown, and why it had to fight and “sell itself”in order to survive, the name of Grant Ave by locals makes perfect sense. On this tour, you’ll go behind the Chinatown’s “face”to experience the story of Chinatown.
Mark and I made our way from a small Bible College to San Francisco and fondly remember the weekend trek from Stockton to Broad Street; sleeping on the floor of generous and warm Samoan homes and going around San Francisco State talking with often disinterested or doubtful college students about God
Guest post by Gabriella Chavarin. Gabriella grew up in Southern California and fell in love with the culture and vibrant nature of San Francisco. She moved to the city and walked by Lighthouse regularly before realizing that maybe this was the community for her. She's passionate about healthy living and sharing her wisdom with other women!