Black Lives Matter

[June 3, 2020] A Message from Ted Gong, Executive Director of the 1882 Foundation At this perilous time for our American republic –facing a relentless pandemic that has seen over 100,000 American lives lost, an economic disaster that has more Americans unemployed since the Great Depression, and violence throughout the country that exceeds the aftermath of Dr. Martin Luther King’s assassination and the LA riots–individuals and organizations throughout the country are calling for solidarity. Police brutality and systemic racism cannot continue. We must collectively take…

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The Passing of Michael Kwan

[7/30/20] The 1882 Foundation mourns the recent passing of Michael Kwan, who was a stalwart advocate, organizer, and leader in the AAPI community.  He was a longtime municipal judge in Utah and among his many roles was former national president of the OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates.  More recently, he was one of the main organizers and leaders of the celebration in 2019 of the 150th anniversary of the completion of the US Transcontinental Railroad which highlighted the major role of Chinese workers in…

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