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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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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Talk Story Review: My China Roots

Introduction On May 12th, the 1882 Foundation hosted its monthly Talk Story event with Lie Huihan. Huihan is the founder of My China Roots, a Beijing-based company helping people find their ancestral history. The 1882 Foundation’s Executive Director Ted Gong kicked off the event by explaining his own ancestral history, which he learned about using the Chinese Family History Group of Southern California’s publication A Guide for Researching Your Chinese Family History. Chinese family history is recorded in a jiapu/zupu, or genealogy book. Jiapu (家谱)…

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