Chinatown street re-named for Pvt. Danny Chen

A section of Elizabeth Street will be co-named "Private Danny Chen Way"

This week in New York City, the City Council approved to co-name a Chinatown street "Private Danny Chen Way," memorializing the Chinese American Army private who was found dead in October 2011 after enduring intolerable racial hazing and harassment from his fellow soldiers while serving in Afghanistan.

City Council Approves Co-Naming of 'Danny Chen Way' on Elizabeth Street

A section Elizabeth Street between Canal and Bayard in Chinatown, where Pvt. Chen was born and raised, will be henceforth known as "Danny Chen Way." City Council member Margaret Chin called the designation's approval "a vote for tolerance, acceptance, and above all, respect."

This was a vote for tolerance, acceptance, and above all, respect... Private Danny Chen Way will be an enduring testament to the life of this remarkable young man, and serve as a powerful reminder that bullying and racism have no place in our society... Throughout this ordeal, the Chen family has stood strong in the face of unimaginable grief... Their resilience and commitment to justice for their son has provided this movement the momentum it needed to break down boundaries and keep Danny's legacy alive.
It seems like a small gesture, but the work is to ensure that another tragedy like this never happens again.

More here: City Council Co-Names Section of Elizabeth Street "Private Danny Chen Way"

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