Talk Story Review: American Exodus with Professor Charlotte Brooks

The 1882 Foundation hosted a Talk Story on June 21st with Charlotte Brooks, an Asian American history professor at The City University of New York, Baruch College. Ms. Brooks studies race, immigration, and the Chinese diaspora. During the event, she discussed her newest book, American Exodus: Second Generation Chinese Americans in China: 1901-1949, which explores the little-known history of native-born Chinese American citizens who left the United States to settle permanently in China during the first half of the 20th century.   After brief introductions by…

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1882 At: CAPAL | Washington Leadership Program Session – “AANHPI Womxn in Public Service: Overcoming Challenges in the Workplace”

Co-Written by: Sabrina Brogniart, Lauren Eng, and Hayle Wesolowski Event Speakers: -Sandy Hoa Dang, Social Entrepreneur, Education Expert, Leadership Trainer, and Management Consultant -Sue Ann Hong, President/CEO, Asian Pacific American Women (CAPAW) -Sheri Daniels, Executive Director, Papa Ola Lōkahi -Ben de Guzman, Director, Mayor’s Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs (MOAPIA) -Samantha Chiu [moderator], Senior Operations Research Analyst and Data Scientist at Booz Allen Hamilton The Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL) hosted an online panel discussion, “AANHPI Womxn in Public Service: Overcoming Challenges…

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1882 At: From Vincent Chin to George Floyd

Asian Americans Salute Frontline Heroes (AASFH) hosted a panel titled “From Vincent Chin to George Floyd” to discuss how these two murders created and sustained movements opposing racial injustice and discrimination. The panel was moderated by Gordon Quan, an attorney and member of AASFH. The panelists included: Helen Zia, journalist and activist for Asian American rights; Cherry Steinwender, Co-executive director and Co-founder of Center for the Healing of Racism; Mark Toubin, Southwest Director of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL); Annie Tan, an activist and cousin of…

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1882 At: The Premiere of “Be Water,” A Documentary About Bruce Lee

“Be Water,” a documentary that chronicles the personal and professional life of Bruce Lee, premiered on Sunday, June 7th. ESPN aired it for “30 for 30,” its 30th anniversary celebration highlighting notable sports happenings covered by the network. The documentary’s symbolic title takes its name from a line of Lee’s poetry: “Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless - like water… Be water, my friend.” Water’s fluid state enables it to penetrate barriers and take many shapes. By emulating water, Lee navigated a path into the…

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1882 At: CAPAL | Washington Leadership Program Session – “COVID-19 Present and Aftermath for Asian America”

By: Lauren Eng, Susan Li, Ana LuoCai, Sabrina Brogniart The Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL) hosted a panel discussion, “COVID-19 Present and Aftermath for Asian America,” to share experiences and provide insight during the pandemic. CAPAL is an organization that promotes civic engagement and Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) youth empowerment through workshops and events such as the Washington Leadership Program. This first of five sessions of the 2020 program focused on community responses to racism and the societal policies…

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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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