California ballroom studio saved from Monterey Park mass shooter to host AAPI community dance

[Source] A ballroom studio in Alhambra, California, that was saved from what could have been a mass shooting after the January massacre in Monterey...

May 16, 2023
7:50 PM

[Source] A ballroom studio in Alhambra, California, that was saved from what could have been a mass shooting after the January massacre in Monterey Park will host a community dance in celebration of AAPI Heritage Month. The event at Lai Lai Ballroom and Studio, which will take place on Saturday at 3:30 p.m., is organized by the Southern California chapter of Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AJSOCAL), which will also commemorate its 40th anniversary. Connie Chung Joe, CEO of AJSOCAL, said in a statement: We join the residents of Monterey Park and Alhambra for celebration and healing in the wake of the Lunar New Year tragedy — to show the world that we are proud of all of our Asian ancestries, languages and current experiences as Americans.

Carl Samson