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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Intern’s Thoughts: “National AAPI Community Leaders Speak Out in Support of Black Community and Call for Healing” Press Conference

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this post are those of the author and/or individuals referenced from the press conference, and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of The 1882 Foundation. Read the 1882 Foundation’s official statement on our website, and learn more about the press conference here. In light of recent events surrounding police brutality, #BlackLivesMatter, and racial justice in America, the National Council of Asian Pacific Americans (NCAPA) and Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) hosted a…

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1882 At: “SOLIDARITY CONVOS: Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders for Black Lives”

The first of a new series called “SOLIDARITY CONVOS” aired last week in a collaboration between Act To Change, an anti-bullying organization geared towards APIA youth, and NextShark, an Asian and Asian American news outlet. “SOLIDARITY CONVOS” are virtual conversations designed to promote unity among racial minorities. They have a similar setup to Act to Change’s existing series, “COVID-19 CONVOS,” which addresses the increase of racist incidents during the COVID-19 pandemic. Moderated by Maulik Pancholy, the co-founder of Act to Change, this first installment featured…

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