Opinion: Asian Pacific American Community Must Unite Against Racism, UMD Student Writes

May 31 marked the first-ever National Day of Solidarity Against AAPI Hate. Thousands gathered in major cities across the country to protest against anti-Asian violence that has swept the nation. A flagship rally was held in Washington, D.C., and featured numerous public figures including singer KHA, who performed her original song, “NO MORE,” as a call for the Asian Pacific American community to unite against racism. These nationwide rallies were planned for the last day of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, a time dedicated to…

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Opinion: Early cherry blossoms call for climate policy action, a focus on the Asian American environmental vote

Growing up in Potomac, Maryland, I looked forward to the blooming flowers that hail spring in our region. But the Yoshino cherry blossom trees surrounding Washington, D.C.’s Tidal Basin reached peak bloom earlier than expected this year. Whereas the fourth and fifth stages of the blossom cycle tend to stretch over ten days, the unusually warm weather sped them up to only four. According to the National Park Service, this is the fastest that the trees have moved through these stages in the last thirty…

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1882’s Ting-yi Oei Honored as Virginia Asian Advisory Board’s Community Leader of the Year

On September 13th, the 1882 Foundation's very own Curriculum & Education Director Ting-yi Oei was honored as the Virginia Asian Advisory Board's Community Leader of the Year. The award recognized Ting-yi's contributions and dedication to honoring the 150th anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad, officially recognized by the state of Virginia on May 10th, 2019. Ting-yi was nominated by Ted Gong, our executive director, to honor his work done through 1882 as Curriculum & Education Director with education programming and workshops throughout Virginia public…

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GUEST BLOG POST: “The Overview of the War Brides Act and Legalization of Interracial Marriage” by Jenny Chan from Pacific Atrocities Education

  This upcoming October, the 1882 Foundation will be holding its inaugural Chinese American Women in History Conference. During this conference, with the inclusion and collaboration of different organizations,  community actors, and academics, we hope to fill the gap of pre-1965 Chinese American history, with an emphasis on the War Brides Act. With that, we would like to introduce Jenny Chan, co-founder of Pacific Atrocities Education, a non-profit organization based in San Francisco dedicated to raising public awareness of wartime atrocities committed in the Asia…

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The 1882 Foundation Mourns Loss of Dawn Bohulano Mabalon
Dr. Dawn Bohulano Mabalon

The 1882 Foundation Mourns Loss of Dawn Bohulano Mabalon

Dr. Dawn Bohulano Mabalon. SourceFilipino American scholar, activist and community leader Dr. Dawn Bohulano Mabalon passed away suddenly while on vacation with family in Hawaii. An author of many books on Filipino American history and culture, she was a professor at San Francisco State University and a founding board member of Asian & Pacific Islander American in Historic Preservation. APIAHP and the 1882 Foundation have worked together closely since each organization was formed several years ago at about the same time with shared goals of…

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