October Talk Story Review: The Kim Loo Sisters

Stan Lou — The Talk Story event on Sunday, October 29, 2017, was a most exceptional presentation.  It featured a viewing of a film-in-the-making that focuses on the little known story, "The Kim Loo Sisters."  This group of four Chinese American singers/dancers performed mostly during the era of the 1930s and 40s  in most of the theatrical venues in the USA and in Europe.  This included Broadway, Hollywood, and the World War II front lines of Italy.  The film is being produced and directed by…

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August Talk Story Review: “Water Tossing Boulders”

August Talk Story Event RecapBy Stan LouSeptember 5, 2017 Group photo following the August Talk Story Event: Author Adrienne Berard with the 1882 Foundation and long-time supporters of our Talk Story programs.The monthly Talk Story event that was held in DC Chinatown in August was one of the most vibrant and informative in this series. The main presenter was Adrienne Berard, an author from Williamsburg, VA, whose family lived in Mississippi. Her book, Water Tossing Boulders, was the focus of the event. The book tells…

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Talk Story on the Mall: 1882 Foundation at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Talk Story on the Mall: 1882 Foundation at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival July 2017 By: Jennifer Sugijanto 9-Man Volleyball Across Chinatowns in the United States, one can spot nine Chinese-American youth and adults sprawled out on concrete, engaging in a lively game of 9-man volleyball. While 9-man’s origins date back to Toishan, China, it is uniquely Chinese-American. With its establishment in the 1930s, 9-man provided Chinese-American immigrant male (the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act was still in effect) workers, many of whom left families behind, a…

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1882 Foundation Event Review: Summer 2017 OCA Interns Visit

The 1882 Foundation hosted a presentation for the OCA - Asian Pacific Advocates summer 2017 interns class at the 1882 home office on July 7, 2017.   Each summer OCA brings in a group of college students and recent graduates for a ten week internship and places them at various locations in DC.  Each Friday afternoon the interns gather for a group session called Sama Sama to discuss issues that affect the AAPI community and to hear from one another. Our presentation for this Sama Sama…

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1882 Foundation Event Review: Literature Corner Brown Bag Lunch Series

Event Review: Brown Bag Lunch Discussion of "Racist Love"August 10, 2017The Literature & Art division of the 1882 Foundation hosted a Brown Bag lunch to discuss a writing by authors Frank Chin and Jeffery Chan entitled "Racist Love," on August 10, 2017.  A feature of the discussion was the tie-in of the content of this article to the recent movie, "Get Out," led by visiting Georgetown University student Patrick Lim."Racist Love" was written in the 1970s, but its message is very applicable in today's climate…

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Chinese American Experiences in History and Short Films: A Traveling Seminar

Join 1882 Foundation for the first installment of our traveling seminars. Seminars feature short documentary film screenings, expert speakers, discussions of key historical themes, and lesson plans for educators. The first session is geared towards teachers and the second session towards the general public (though all are welcome to attend either). The seminars will shed light on the Chinese American experience, what it means to be American, and why that story and that of all Asian Americans must be told. FIRST SESSION: Recruited, Excluded, and (sort…

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