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Bonnie Ho - Tumultuous 2020

Bonnie Ho immigrated to the United States with her family when she was sixteen years old. Her parents decided to leave Hong Kong for Chicago's Chinatown in search of better educational opportunities for their children. Ho details her experiences growing up in Hong Kong and then moving to Chicago. She describes her educational and professional journey as she navigated her passion for art and performance as well as her deep rooted faith. She became the principal of Pui Tak Christian School in Chicago's Chinatown in 2012 and focused on guiding the school through the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of the school's students live in poverty and were gravely impacted by the virus. This combined with the increasingly toxic political situation surrounding the virus and Asian-Americans made the pandemic especially difficult. Ho concludes her interview detailing the virus's personal impact on her life.

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Ho describes her family's home in Hong Kong and her fond childhood memories there.


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Interview Session 2 (Audio)

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