Traditional Chinese Burial Practices & Range 99

Please join us at our upcoming Talk Story Event! Community Historian and Preservationist, David Lei, explains traditional Chinese burial practices and beliefs.  He explores Chinese concepts of death and the relationship of rites to assuring proper passage to the afterlife.  Are there two souls?  What is Ying and yang, good and bad?  Can we just feed the hungry ghosts? Melissa Lin and Jason Fong, two volunteers of the 1882 Foundation, will talk about Range 99 at the Congressional Cemetery in DC. Range 99 was preserved for…

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Pelosi Statement on 70th Anniversary of Repeal of Chinese Exclusion

Pelosi Statement on 70th Anniversary of Repeal of Chinese Exclusion Act December 17, 2013 San Francisco – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement marking the 70th anniversary of the repeal of the Chinese Exclusion Act.  Leader Pelosi was a co-sponsor of H.Res. 683 which passed the House last year, a resolution formally apologizing for the Chinese exclusion laws. “Seventy years ago today, our nation took an important step away from decades of racism and prejudice – repealing the xenophobic Chinese Exclusion Act.  The…

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On Education: Spreading the Word About 1882

The 1882 Project took to the road in November to share lesson plans with educators from Virginia and around the country. On Nov. 2nd, Ting-Yi Oei and Ted Gong presented  "Righting Wrongs: Congress (Finally) Apologizes for the Chinese Exclusion Acts" at the Virginia Council for the Social Studies Conference in Roanoke, Virginia. Ting-Yi then took the presentation to St. Louis, Missouri for the National Social Studies Conference. In Roanoke, speaking to an audience that included a number of school division curriculum specialists, Ting-Yi introduces a…

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December “Talk Back”

Please join us for December's Talk Story Event Where: Chinese Community Church When: December 14, 2013 In the spirit of the holiday season, we welcome you to attend our December Talk Story event to celebrate the stories of our community!  We will be gathering to enjoy a light lunch and drinks at the Chinese Community Church that has hosted several of our past story telling and sharing times.  We will also take the time to refect on those past events and look forward to planning for…

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Chinese American Citizens Alliance Recognizes Sen. Brown and Rep. Biggert

[The Chinese American Citizens Alliance presents awards to Senator Scott Brown and Representative Judy Biggert for their valiant support in passing the Senate and House Expressions of Regret Resolutions for exclusion laws, including the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act. Ted Gong, Co-Chair of the 1882 Project and President of the C.A.C.A. DC Lodge, represented Grand President Carolyn Chan and C.A.C.A. Grand Lodge in making the presentations to Senator Brown on December 7 and Representative Biggert on December 14.  He eloquently shared the following remarks on our…

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