Summit Tunnel Discussion

 The 1882 Foundation is pleased to invite you to a Talk Story Event on “Legacy: FilmScreening and Discussion on the Summit Tunnel.”  Register for Zoom link at: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZApcuuoqTwsGNBvuW3BCC0PlwFgsmCyj-wk You may view the documentary film ahead of time at this YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbeBYUFurnY&feature=youtu.be

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Mellon Grant

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Press Release October 11, 2021 Washington, D.C. -- The 1882 Foundation has been awarded a $500,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation through the inaugural Humanities in Place program. The grant will support the expansion of the organization’s cultural programming and the transformation of the 1882 Foundation’s Chinatown headquarters into a story center and social workspace that will welcome allied non-profit Asian American and Pacific Islander organizations and partners in the Washington, D.C., area. “From its formation, the 1882 Foundation…

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Covid-19 Vaccines

Dear Community Leaders: In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, the AAPI community has been disproportionately affected. Asian American are overrepresented in frontline and essential workers and had one of the highest unemployment rates in August 2020 and have been the victims of an unprecedented spike in anti-Asian violence.   Vaccine hesitancy has prevented most of the nation from returning back to normal in a timely manner. Barriers to receiving the vaccine may be related to limited English proficiency, mis-information, lack of information or lack of…

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Summit Tunnel, Endangered Site

[June 3, 2021] The 1882 Foundation takes great pride in the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s selection of the Summit Tunnel and Camp as among America’s Most Endangered Historic Sites. All Americans should take pride in this selection. While it highlights particularly the skills and strength of the Chinese workers who made up 80-90 percent of the Central Pacific Railroad’s workforce, the selection rivals most places in its ability to dramatically tell the continuous story of many people building the American nation. This includes references…

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Patriots Day Statement: The Yellow Whistle

[April 19, 2021] On this #PatriotsDay, I’m wearing a yellow whistle to commemorate our struggles to BELONG, as Americans and with all Americans. We stand in solidarity against racial discrimination; we are whistleblowing on hate and violence. #WeBelong #TheYellowWhistle #StopAAPIHate #StopAsianHate #StopRacialProfiling www.theyellowhistle.org

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Event Recap: G20 Interfaith Forum Anti-Racism Initiative – Responses to Anti-Asian Hate Crimes

On June 10, 2021, the G20 Interfaith Forum Anti-Racism Initiative and FSCIRE hosted Responses to Anti-Asian Hate Crimes. The panel, moderated by G20 Interfaith Anti-Racism Initiative Chair Audrey E. Kitagawa over Zoom, was composed of Erika L. Moritsugu, Deputy Assistant to President Biden and AAPI Senior Liaison; Jacinta S. Ma, Director of the Office of Communications and Legislative Affairs at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC); Representative Grace Meng from New York in the U.S. Congress; California State Assemblymember David Chiu, the first Asian…

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