1882 At: A Candid Conversation about Racial Bias, hosted by Larissa Lam and Baldwin Chiu

As widespread conversations about race continue to sweep the nation in the wake of police brutality and global protests, Chinese American filmmakers Larissa Lam and Baldwin Chiu hosted “A Candid Conversation about Racial Bias” on their Love, Discovery and Dim Sum podcast Facebook page. They invited their friends and fellow storytellers, Natajia Miller and Jamar Turner, on the show to discuss topics like bias and allyship. As the four speakers all have a personal relationship, the tone of the “candid conversation” was generally light and…

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Intern’s Thoughts: “National AAPI Community Leaders Speak Out in Support of Black Community and Call for Healing” Press Conference

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this post are those of the author and/or individuals referenced from the press conference, and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of The 1882 Foundation. Read the 1882 Foundation’s official statement on our website, and learn more about the press conference here. In light of recent events surrounding police brutality, #BlackLivesMatter, and racial justice in America, the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA) and Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) hosted a…

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1882 At: “SOLIDARITY CONVOS: Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders for Black Lives”

The first of a new series called “SOLIDARITY CONVOS” aired last week in a collaboration between Act To Change, an anti-bullying organization geared towards APIA youth, and NextShark, an Asian and Asian American news outlet. “SOLIDARITY CONVOS” are virtual conversations designed to promote unity among racial minorities. They have a similar setup to Act to Change’s existing series, “COVID-19 CONVOS,” which addresses the increase of racist incidents during the COVID-19 pandemic. Moderated by Maulik Pancholy, the co-founder of Act to Change, this first installment featured…

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1882 At: NCAPA Solidarity Press Conference

The National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA) held a press conference on June 5th in the aftermath of George Floyd’s recent death. Floyd was an unarmed Black man who died two weeks ago on May 25th. A white police officer killed him after kneeling on his neck for almost nine minutes outside of a shop in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The conference featured a number of speakers: Congresswoman Judy Chu, Senator Tammy Duckworth, Bao Vang, Bo Thao-Urabe, Lakshmi Sridaran, and Tavae Samuelu. In each of their statements,…

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Literature Corner Blog: A Little Life

I first picked up A Little Life almost two years ago. The novel follows a group of four men in who originally meet in college into their middle-aged years, and their personal journeys in their respective fields to eventual success. Their friendship is affected greatly by the main character, Jude, who suffers from increasingly severe physical disabilities and has an extremely traumatic past that is slowly revealed to the readers throughout the piece. A Little Life is immensely powerful, and is one of the best novels I have…

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1882 At: Beatley Library’s Author Talk with Adrienne Berard

Beatley Library in Alexandria, Virginia hosted a discussion with Adrienne Berard, the author of ​Water Tossing Boulders​. This book explains how a family of Chinese immigrants fought to desegregate schools in the Jim Crow South. Racism deeply influenced Southern policy during the Jim Crow era, a time period that spanned from the end of the Civil War to the beginning of the 1950s civil rights movement. Many public places were segregated along a black/white binary, which Ms. Berard displayed in a photo slideshow at the beginning…

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