Save Our Chinatown Committee
Riverside's Chinatown is in danger of being developed.
Since May 2008, concerned community members have been working to try to prevent a medical office building from being built on top of the archaeological site of Riverside's Chinatown. The Save Our Chinatown Committee (SOCC) is a grassroots organization that has filed suit against the City of Riverside.
Click below to download SOCC's FAQ sheet about Chinatown.
Voy and Fay Wong with their children, 1960s. Voy Wong was one of the last emigrants from Gom-Benn village in Toishan province to settle in Riverside.
The archaeological site is now a weed-filled lot surrounded by a chainlink fence. It is located at the corner of Brockton and Tequesquite Avenues on the edge of downtown Riverside.
Riverside Coalition for Police Accountability
The RCPA is a grassroots community organization founded in 1999 in the wake of the death of Tyisha Miller at the hands of Riverside Police Department officers. It is dedicated to long-term work on oversight of the police.
The RCPA was integrally involved in the creation of the Community Police Review Commission in 2000. This City commission reviews complaints filed against the Riverside Police Department. It is required to investigate and review all officer-involved deaths.