Event Recap: 1882 Foundation at the Virginia Council for the Social Studies Conference 2023

On the Education front: The Virginia Council for the Social Studies held its first conference since the pandemic started in Richmond on March 24-25. The shared campus of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and the Virginia Museum of History and Culture provided a beautiful setting for the event. 450 teachers attended workshops and heard keynote addresses by noted authors and scholars Kwame Alexander, Hasan Kwame Jeffries, and Anna Edwatds. In partnership with Jen Goss of Echoes and Reflections (a Holocaust Education organization), Gabi Chu…


1882@MLK: Bad Axe Film Screening and Panel Discussion

"Our American Dreams": Join 1882 Foundation, OCA-DC, MLK Library, Georgetown University's Vietnamese Student Association, & Bad Axe director, David Siev for a community conversation about our common struggle to ensure a future for ourselves and the ones we love. Location: MLK Library Auditorium Date: 3/26/2023, 2-5PM Free for all, no registration required

Event Recap: Asian Americans in Washington DC Bus Tour – 1882 Foundation x Bryn Mawr Pensby Center

On March 4th, 2023, the 1882 Foundation and several collaborators hosted students from Bryn Mawr College for their second annual Unity Spring Break, where BIPOC students are invited to explore an element of ethnic American history. The 1882 Foundation administered a day-long bus tour themed around 'Asian American and BIPOCs in DC'. Beginning our day at the Congressional Cemetery, students visited Range 99, where over 100 early Chinese and Chinese Americans were buried and disinterred to be buried in ancestral homes in China. Students walked…


Event Recap: Flashback Chinatown DC: Film Screening and Director Talk

On Sunday, March 26th, 2023, community members, family, and friends gathered at the Chinese Community Church in DC's Chinatown to watch Flashback Chinatown DC, a series of ten short films directed by Penny Lee, produced jointly with the 1882Foundation with the support of HumanitiesDC. Penny Lee chatted with audience members as they shared stories of their own experiences of Chinatown(s), growing up in the neighborhood, and the social and economic factors that shaped Chinatown as it is today. Flashback Chinatown DC is available on the 1882 Foundation…


Lunar New Year Killings Bring Focus to Guns and Mental Health Again

From the Executive Director’s Desk Lunar New Year Killings Bring Focus to Guns and Mental Health Again There is so much that we do not know about the back-to-back mass killings at Monterey Park and Half Moon Bay, but two elements stand out –guns and mental health. Many people will bring attention (as they already have) to the role of guns. Warnings and calls for action deserve consideration once again, and again with another mass, senseless killing, continuously once more. These killings seem different. They…