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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Book Review and Thoughts on “Water Tossing Boulders”

By Stan Lou OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates January 9, 2017   Some of you may know that I read and follow Chinese and Asian American literature faithfully and have written several book reviews. I am also an American Born Chinese (ABC) who grew up in Mississippi during the Jim Crow era when racial segregation was rampant in the South. Consequently, the book, Water Tossing Boulders, written by Adrienne Berard, became a “must-read” book for me. This is a documentation of the story of…

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Chinese American Film Seminar, 5/13 – 5/14/17

The 1882 Foundation’s Chinese American Short Film Seminar (May 13th-May 14th) explored filmmaking as both identity building and as potent storytelling. Films presented at the Alexandria Black History Museum grappled with the role of lineage and faith, and added to the defining "Chinese American." These included a full length screening of "Finding Samuel Lowe,” in which three African Jamaican-American siblings from Harlem searched for information regarding their grandfather, Samuel Lowe. Their search took them from New York and Toronto to Jamaica and China. Film writer…

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