Event Recap: G20 Interfaith Forum Anti-Racism Initiative – Responses to Anti-Asian Hate Crimes

On June 10, 2021, the G20 Interfaith Forum Anti-Racism Initiative and FSCIRE hosted Responses to Anti-Asian Hate Crimes. The panel, moderated by G20 Interfaith Anti-Racism Initiative Chair Audrey E. Kitagawa over Zoom, was composed of Erika L. Moritsugu, Deputy Assistant to President Biden and AAPI Senior Liaison; Jacinta S. Ma, Director of the Office of Communications and Legislative Affairs at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC); Representative Grace Meng from New York in the U.S. Congress; California State Assemblymember David Chiu, the first Asian…

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Event Recap: The National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF): Patsy Mink’s Legacy: Asian American Women in Government

The National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF) started a new series entitled “Conversation On Race & Gender” that covers different AAPI topics, from the AAPI Reproductive Justice Agenda to Asian American Women Writers. On May 21, 2021, NAPAWF presented a panel conversation on Asian American Women in Government. The panel speakers included four AAPI women participating and serving in different positions and levels of government across the US: Grace Meng: U.S. Congresswoman representing New York's Sixth Congressional District. Khem Khoeun: Commissioner to the Skokie…

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Event Recap: FDA Oncology Center of Excellence Conversation on Cancer: Advancing Equity in Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities: Racism and Injustice

Sponsored by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA), their Oncology Center of Excellence hosted a virtual event exploring the anti-Asian racism against AAPI communities in relation to the spread of COVID-19. Specifically, three moderators from the Center hosted several featured speakers in an informal discussion of racism and healthcare, the speakers’ research and experiences with disparities and barriers in medical care for AAPI populations, and other similar topics.  The moderators included: Richard Pazdur, MD: Director of the Oncology Center of Excellence Rea Blakey: Associate…

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Event Recap: Talk Story- The History of Martial Arts in DC

  On July 25th, 2021, the 1882 Foundation held its first event of three discussing martial arts in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. Panelists Master Raymond Wong, Sunny Luk, and Harry Chow discussed their kung fu experiences as Chinese Americans in the D.C. area.  The panelists first discussed how and why they got involved with kung fu. Self-defense was the common thread between the three panelists, but the media also played a substantial role. Wong was intrigued by 70s spy movies. As a result, his…

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1882 At: China Fashion Gala 2020

The China Institute and the Yue-Sai Kan China Beauty Charity Fund held the fifth annual China Fashion Gala on July 23rd with the theme, “One World in Beauty.” This event presented the fashion label Heaven Gaia and raised $500,000 for the Yue-Sai Kan China Beauty Charity Fund, which supports women and children globally through health, culture, and education programs. The Gala opened with a recording of individual musicians playing “Mo Li Hua,” a Chinese folk song that translates to “Jasmine Flower.” The video featured accomplished…

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1882 At: CAPAL | 2020 Washington Leadership Program Session V: Be the Change: Energy & Sustainability

The Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL) hosted “Be the Change: Energy & Sustainability” on July 22nd as the final installment of its 2020 Washington Leadership Program. This series of bi-weekly sessions provided resources to inspire civic engagement among emerging leaders. The conference’s theme, “Moving Forward,” brought awareness to the United States’ current events and their connections to Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) experiences. This panel discussion focused on addressing environmental challenges, amplifying underrepresented voices, and sharing local and national sustainability…

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