1882 At: Washingtoniana’s Researching “Red Summer”

On July 16th, I attended Washingtoniana’s Researching “Red Summer” at Woodridge Library. Archivist Derek Gray from the DC Public Library, a longtime partner of the 1882 Foundation, led the session and detailed various Red Summer resources. Though Red Summer is not directly related to Chinese Americans, the 1882 Foundation is interested in the databases available to research forgotten histories and to find primary source materials. I will first explain what Red Summer is and where to learn more, ending with why I believe researching Red…

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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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Day in the Life of an Intern: APIA Scholars Higher Education Summit & Nielsen’s Congressional Briefing

June 20, 2019 Join me on my day by watching my vlog! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCo-h_s6oKw My day began at the Vienna Metro station, riding the orange line to Federal Triangle. After wandering around lost in the Ronald Reagan Building for 10 minutes, I arrived at the Pavilion Room for APIA Scholars 10th Annual Higher Education Summit. 9 AM - Opening Congresswoman Grace Meng gave the welcome keynote address, where she emphasized the diversity of the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community and the harmful effects of the…

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America is in the Heart

America Is Still in the Heart          During the time I was reading this book, I was coming back home to the United States after a week-long trip that left a very lasting impact on me. As my plane landed, I pondered heartily on the page I left off on, mid-quote about Carlos Bulosan’s arrival by ship in the United States. I questioned the process of arriving to a place that will someday be “home,” whether that transformation happens by desire or by necessity. This is…

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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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Talk Story Review: Music of Asian America

Written by Amy Dai and Jiajia Zhang Speaker Eric Hung addressing Talk Story attendees Introduction  On June 30th, the 1882 Foundation was proud to host Mr. Eric Hung to present at our monthly Talk Story. Based in Princeton, New Jersey, Hung serves as the director of the Music of Asian America Research Center and is an Associate Professor of Music History at Rider University’s Westminster Choir College. His research focuses on Asian American film and experimental music. Ted Gong, Executive Director of the 1882 Foundation, commenced…

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