Event Recap: Talk Story- The History of Martial Arts in DC

  On July 25th, 2021, the 1882 Foundation held its first event of three discussing martial arts in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. Panelists Master Raymond Wong, Sunny Luk, and Harry Chow discussed their kung fu experiences as Chinese Americans in the D.C. area.  The panelists first discussed how and why they got involved with kung fu. Self-defense was the common thread between the three panelists, but the media also played a substantial role. Wong was intrigued by 70s spy movies. As a result, his…

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1882 Symposium VIII Session 2: Innovative Practices in Museums & beyond for Commemoration & Healing

Ed Tepporn, Barbara Wyatt, Catherine Lo, Dr. Warner Wood, Justin Hoover, Cassie Chinn https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWhpVen6OqY&feature=youtu.be Description: In the second session of  1882 Symposium VIII, panelists discuss ways in which museums and businesses work together to build community and fight for social justice.Coverage (place): Coverage (Gregorian calendar): Coverage (Chinese calendar):Theme:Subject: Date: 6/4/2021Format: MP4Language: EnglishIdentifier: 2021/01

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Opinion: Asian Pacific American Community Must Unite Against Racism, UMD Student Writes

May 31 marked the first-ever National Day of Solidarity Against AAPI Hate. Thousands gathered in major cities across the country to protest against anti-Asian violence that has swept the nation. A flagship rally was held in Washington, D.C., and featured numerous public figures including singer KHA, who performed her original song, “NO MORE,” as a call for the Asian Pacific American community to unite against racism. These nationwide rallies were planned for the last day of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, a time dedicated to…

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Opinion: Early cherry blossoms call for climate policy action, a focus on the Asian American environmental vote

Growing up in Potomac, Maryland, I looked forward to the blooming flowers that hail spring in our region. But the Yoshino cherry blossom trees surrounding Washington, D.C.’s Tidal Basin reached peak bloom earlier than expected this year. Whereas the fourth and fifth stages of the blossom cycle tend to stretch over ten days, the unusually warm weather sped them up to only four. According to the National Park Service, this is the fastest that the trees have moved through these stages in the last thirty…

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Black Lives Matter

[June 3, 2020] A Message from Ted Gong, Executive Director of the 1882 Foundation At this perilous time for our American republic –facing a relentless pandemic that has seen over 100,000 American lives lost, an economic disaster that has more Americans unemployed since the Great Depression, and violence throughout the country that exceeds the aftermath of Dr. Martin Luther King’s assassination and the LA riots–individuals and organizations throughout the country are calling for solidarity. Police brutality and systemic racism cannot continue. We must collectively take…

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