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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Weekly Office Hours – Open House

Join the 1882 Foundation for our weekly office hours from 11:30am to 4:30pm every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Members of the team will gather together to discuss opportunities for organizational development and community partnerships on Tuesday, curriculum development on Wednesday, and community art and literature discussions on Thursday. Please email us at info@1882foundation.org if you plan on dropping by! The 1882 Foundation office is located centrally in Chinatown in downtown D.C.: 508 I Street NW (ground level) Washington, DC 20001 We are within walking distance of the Metro…

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Literature Corner: Brown Bag Discussion

Click here for an event recap! Bring your "brown bag" lunch and join a discussion on the term, "Racist Love," as written about by noted authors Frank Chin and Jeffery Paul Chan, and the film "Get Out." No prior knowledge necessary! Discussion will be moderated by visiting Georgetown University student Patrick Lim and Stan Lou, 1882 Foundation Talk Story Director. Find "Racist Love" here https://www.dartmouth.edu/~hist32/Hist33/chin%20Racist%20Love.pdf Find Patrick's response article at aapigeorgetown.com Our events are free and open to all. Contact Stan at stangoblue@yahoo.com for inquiries.…

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