Program Review: 1882 Foundation Summer Retreat

Summer 2018 was full of momentum for the 1882 Foundation’s program work. We launched into planning mode for the annual Symposium event through a deepening partnership with the Smithsonian (May 2019), brought on a new team member to spearhead the first Chinese American Women in History Conference (March 2019), revamped our digital presence, and focused on continuing strong community programing in the DC area. All of this progress would not have been possible without the commitment of our growing team, internship program, and plans for…

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Program Review: Women at Work

On Friday, July 27th, the 1882 Foundation interns had the opportunity to attend a Women at Work mentoring session specifically organized for our cohort as we start our careers. Michelle, Linda, Margo and I met with experienced women in a variety of fields for an informational conversation on their experiences in the workplace and decision processes in shaping their career. We met with our host, Lily Cua, Director of Strategic Partnerships at Optoro, a reverse logistics company, along with Sojin Kim, a member of the…

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Program Review: Richmond Trip

On Monday, July 30th, Beth and I were able to get our culminating event going when we went down to Richmond, Virginia bright and early at 10:00 AM. An uneventful rainy drive but that is always good in regards to long drives and it also was easier on Babs, Beth’s car. Once arriving in Richmond we were set to meet William J. Martin the director of the Valentine Museum. An absolutely incredible in depth experience of Richmond's first Museum, dedicated to the history of Richmond.…

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Program Review: Film Screening at Central Library

On Wednesday July 11th I had the opportunity to attend a film screening on PBS’ The Chinese Exclusion Act hosted by the 1882 Foundation in conjunction with Arlington Public Library at Central Library. After the screening followed a discussion that lasted over an hour. From the perspective of an 1882 intern it was really great to see the local community, not just Asian-Americans, be concerned about this issue and draw parallels to present day immigration policies. During the discussion it was great to see people…

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Talk Story Review: Remembering 1882 in Today’s Immigration Debate
Ted Gong addressing the "Chinese question"

Talk Story Review: Remembering 1882 in Today’s Immigration Debate

The 1882 Foundation hosted its monthly Talk Story event on July 29, 2018 at the Chinatown I Street Conferencing Center. The event featured Ted Gong, the Executive Director of the 1882 Foundation, sharing his thoughts about the legacy of the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 and why it remains relevant today in current immigration debates. To supplement the conversation, the space included traveling exhibitions from the Chinese Historical Society of America (CHSA), "Remembering 1882: Civil Rights under the Shadow of the Chinese Exclusion Act" and…

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The 1882 Foundation Mourns Loss of Dawn Bohulano Mabalon
Dr. Dawn Bohulano Mabalon

The 1882 Foundation Mourns Loss of Dawn Bohulano Mabalon

Dr. Dawn Bohulano Mabalon. SourceFilipino American scholar, activist and community leader Dr. Dawn Bohulano Mabalon passed away suddenly while on vacation with family in Hawaii. An author of many books on Filipino American history and culture, she was a professor at San Francisco State University and a founding board member of Asian & Pacific Islander American in Historic Preservation. APIAHP and the 1882 Foundation have worked together closely since each organization was formed several years ago at about the same time with shared goals of…

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