1882’s Ting-yi Oei Honored as Virginia Asian Advisory Board’s Community Leader of the Year

On September 13th, the 1882 Foundation's very own Curriculum & Education Director Ting-yi Oei was honored as the Virginia Asian Advisory Board's Community Leader of the Year. The award recognized Ting-yi's contributions and dedication to honoring the 150th anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad, officially recognized by the state of Virginia on May 10th, 2019. Ting-yi was nominated by Ted Gong, our executive director, to honor his work done through 1882 as Curriculum & Education Director with education programming and workshops throughout Virginia public…

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Talk Story Review: The Eastern Wind – A Retrospective on Chinatown Activism in the 1970s

On July 18th, our Talk Story community gathered once again to hear from former DC Chinatown resident and community staple Harry Chow. Harry shared with us pictures, short videos shot on 35mm film, and newsletters from his youth in Chinatown, providing a snapshot of a vibrant and lively Chinatown experience. Harry grew up in the peak of activity and local engagement for young Chinese-Americans in the neighborhood. As a young man, he wore a number of hats for the community, including a youth program leader…

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1882 At: APAICS Congressional Briefing – Informed Influencers And Powerful Purchasers

On June 20th, the 1882 interns headed to the U.S. Capitol  to attend a congressional briefing hosted by the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS). The briefing was centered on the recently released 2019 Asian-American consumer report by Nielsen, focusing on the theme of modern Asian-Americans consumers as "informed influencers and powerful purchasers". Congresswoman Grace Meng opened the briefing with a call to action. Although the panel focused on the buying power of Asian-Americans, Meng addressed the adjacent - and hugely important - issue of…

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1882 At: CAPAL Washington Leadership Program Series 2 – Knowledge is Access is Power

On June 19th, our 1882 interns attended the Conference of Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL) Washington Leadership Program's second session, a panel entitled "Knowledge is Access is Power". The panel featured three speakers, all activists engaged with issues of minority empowerment and access to educational opportunities. The program began with a brief activity, where participants were asked to group up and illustrate simple drawings of what they imagined when they were given a few key terms: "Asian-American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander (AANHPI) food", "AANHPI history",…

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