1882 Foundation at GWU’s Mondays at the Museum

On April 2, 2018, at the George Washington University Museum "Mondays at the Museum" series, Ted Gong and the 1882 Foundation presented Penny Lee's film, Through Chinatown's Eyes: April 1968. The timing of this screening aligned with the week of the historic 50th anniversary of the civil unrest in the District following Dr. Martin Luther King's assassination. After the screening, the group, some of whom are regulars to the Mondays at the Museum series, asked engaging questions, both about the specific community tensions raised in…

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Their Story is Our Story

Their Story is Our Story By Phil Tom As featured on the 1882 Foundation 50 Objects Project, as part of the partnership with the Tenement Museum. I began working for the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) in 2010.   In 2011-12, Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis honored labor workers Cesar Chavez, Dolores Heurta and the National Farm Workers Association and inducted them into DOL’s Labor Hall of Honor. In honoring these great leaders and organization, some of my DOL Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) colleagues noticed…

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Winter 2018 Update

In November, Ting-Yi Oei presented at the Virginia Council for the Social Studies Conference in Richmond in November for the 4th consecutive year. The theme of the Conference was “Uncovering the Past to Empower the Future.” The workshop the 1882 Foundation presented fit perfectly into that theme illustrating how landmark Supreme Court cases involving Asian Americans (notably Wong Kim Ark v. the U.S., Gong Lum v. Rice, and Bhagat Singh Thind v. the U.S.) have shaped our understanding about citizenship, equal opportunity, and equal treatment…

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October Talk Story Review: The Kim Loo Sisters

Stan Lou — The Talk Story event on Sunday, October 29, 2017, was a most exceptional presentation.  It featured a viewing of a film-in-the-making that focuses on the little known story, "The Kim Loo Sisters."  This group of four Chinese American singers/dancers performed mostly during the era of the 1930s and 40s  in most of the theatrical venues in the USA and in Europe.  This included Broadway, Hollywood, and the World War II front lines of Italy.  The film is being produced and directed by…

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August Talk Story Review: “Water Tossing Boulders”

August Talk Story Event RecapBy Stan LouSeptember 5, 2017 Group photo following the August Talk Story Event: Author Adrienne Berard with the 1882 Foundation and long-time supporters of our Talk Story programs.The monthly Talk Story event that was held in DC Chinatown in August was one of the most vibrant and informative in this series. The main presenter was Adrienne Berard, an author from Williamsburg, VA, whose family lived in Mississippi. Her book, Water Tossing Boulders, was the focus of the event. The book tells…

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Arlington County Teachers Workshop

The Traveling Film Seminar began its road show in Arlington, Va. this past Tuesday, August 29, 2017. Forty teachers turned out for the workshop and proved to be a very engaged and appreciative audience. Made possible through a grant from the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, the workshop, titled "Recruited, Excluded, and Sort of Included." featured two films, Through Chinatown's Eyes: April 1968 and Finding Cleveland. Presenters included filmmaker Larissa Lam (Finding Cleveland), Harry Chow (DC resident in 1968 and featured in Through Chinatown's Eyes...), Ting-Yi Oei, Education…

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