From SEAMAAC’s Hang Tang: There are 20 attendees at the group discussions on 3/1/17. Attendees included: Seamaac’s staff and SEAMAAC’s Planner, Mr. Damon. The purpose of the meeting is about to design, planning, and discussing on how people can initiate and advocate rebuilding the park. During the meeting, all attendees were engaged in sharing their good memory of places that they were considered nice and beautiful. After attendees had recalled their memory, they need to use the art materials on the table to describe and illustrate to the group about their memory. Some attendees expressed strongly verbally toward of how they want to improve the park and some refused to engage into the chipboard activity due to their lack of trust that it’s too good to be true for the park to rebuild again. My excited toward the group meeting was when elders sharing their hope and vision toward the park of how to improve the park. Attendees had all good ideas and visions toward the improvement of MSP Park. Personally and professionally, I would hope to see MSP Park improvement again.
Saturday, February 11
From CAGP’s Eddy Sacksith: Cambodian Association of Greater Philadelphia (CAGP) was very proud to host a community discussion about the future of Mifflin Square Park on Saturday, February 11, 2017. This park is only about one block away from our CAGP South Center. It is a favorite place to go for the children that participate in our Out-of-School Time (OST) programming. The park is heavily used by many of our community members. Parents along with grandparents of our OST students and other community members shared their concerns and thoughts about this popular neighbor destination. They were excited for the opportunity to express their future vision about Mifflin Square Park. The hope is that their voices were heard and the revitalization of the park and surrounding area will reflect that.