Program Review: Two Days of Conversation & Collaboration in NYC

Sunday, July 22, 2018 — Despite the perpetually cloudy sky and the occasional torrential rainfall, Ali, Russell, Margo, Linda, and I entered New York City on with a bright attitude toward the conversations to come—I was eager to meet with several of our NYC-based collaborators, professionals from different areas of expertise, yet who all shared similar goals of illustrating and advocating for Asian American experiences. "Made w/ MSG" stickers The afternoon of our arrival, we met with Megan Elevado, design and culture historian and part-time…

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Program Review: Meeting with Alan Spears on Capitol Hill

On Wednesday July 11, 2018 I was able to attend a meeting with Alan Spears of the National Parks Conservation Association on Capitol Hill. The meeting took place in Congressman Bennie Thompson’s office with his Washington D.C. Legislative Assistant, Claytrice Henderson. A congressman of the Second Mississippi District with offices here in DC and across all of western Mississippi. Our discussion was based around activist Medgar Evers who should be recognized as a vanguard of Civil Rights activism during the late 1950’s and early 1960’s.…

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Reflections from Jennifer Sugijanto

1882 Foundation Summer Internship Reflection By Jennifer Sugijanto Jennifer is a rising second-year student at Georgetown University. She is planning on majoring in History with a minor in Biology and is on the pre-medical track. On campus, she is the newest co-chair of the Asian American Student Association (AASA), Political Awareness Committee (PAC). Through PAC, Jennifer became acquainted with the 1882 Foundation’s work and made critical contributions to the 1882 Foundation's programming as our first intern, maintaining our new office, providing multimedia and event support,…

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