Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration

Mid-Autumn Festival is an annual tradition that celebrates family, community, and hope. Friends and family gather to give thanks for a bountiful year, reunite with loved ones who may have been apart, and honor the moon, a symbol of completion and harmony. 1882 Foundation and OCA-DC, in partnership with TAP-DC, invite you to join us on Thursday, September 23, 2021, at Chinatown Garden in the heart of D.C.'s Chinatown, for an evening of food, drinks, and conversation. Though this year and last have been difficult for many in our communities, we have, together, accomplished much. Come hang out, socialize, meet new folks, and build the kind of community we need to advocate for ourselves and those we love. This year's Mid-Autumn Festival event will launch 1882 Foundation's AAPI in DC Mixer series, through which we hope to provide a welcoming space for dialogue and discussion about issues that matter to us and our communities - and to have fun together. Stay tuned for future events! Food and drink specials will be available, as well as an assortment of complementary mooncakes (including vegan ones!). John Tinpe, Chairman of the MOAPIA Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander Community Development, will share his experiences as a community activist. His restaurant, Burma, located in Chinatown, served as a hub for local AAPI activists for many decades. Doors open at 6:30pm, and Chairman Tinpe will speak at 7:00pm. A DJ will begin a set at 9pm, and everyone is more than welcome to stay and enjoy. This event is free and open to the public. Donations are welcome and much appreciated, and will go to 1882 Foundation and OCA-DC joint programs.

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[April 19, 2021] On this #PatriotsDay, I’m wearing a yellow whistle to commemorate our struggles to BELONG, as Americans and with all Americans. We stand in solidarity against racial discrimination; we are whistleblowing on hate and violence. #WeBelong #TheYellowWhistle #StopAAPIHate #StopAsianHate #StopRacialProfiling www.theyellowhistle.org