1882 Foundation at GWU’s Mondays at the Museum

On April 2, 2018, at the George Washington University Museum "Mondays at the Museum" series, Ted Gong and the 1882 Foundation presented Penny Lee's film, Through Chinatown's Eyes: April 1968. The timing of this screening aligned with the week of the historic 50th anniversary of the civil unrest in the District following Dr. Martin Luther King's assassination. After the screening, the group, some of whom are regulars to the Mondays at the Museum series, asked engaging questions, both about the specific community tensions raised in…

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October Talk Story Review: The Kim Loo Sisters

Stan Lou — The Talk Story event on Sunday, October 29, 2017, was a most exceptional presentation.  It featured a viewing of a film-in-the-making that focuses on the little known story, "The Kim Loo Sisters."  This group of four Chinese American singers/dancers performed mostly during the era of the 1930s and 40s  in most of the theatrical venues in the USA and in Europe.  This included Broadway, Hollywood, and the World War II front lines of Italy.  The film is being produced and directed by…

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August Talk Story Review: “Water Tossing Boulders”

August Talk Story Event RecapBy Stan LouSeptember 5, 2017 Group photo following the August Talk Story Event: Author Adrienne Berard with the 1882 Foundation and long-time supporters of our Talk Story programs.The monthly Talk Story event that was held in DC Chinatown in August was one of the most vibrant and informative in this series. The main presenter was Adrienne Berard, an author from Williamsburg, VA, whose family lived in Mississippi. Her book, Water Tossing Boulders, was the focus of the event. The book tells…

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Talk Story on the Mall: 1882 Foundation at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Talk Story on the Mall: 1882 Foundation at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival July 2017 By: Jennifer Sugijanto 9-Man Volleyball Across Chinatowns in the United States, one can spot nine Chinese-American youth and adults sprawled out on concrete, engaging in a lively game of 9-man volleyball. While 9-man’s origins date back to Toishan, China, it is uniquely Chinese-American. With its establishment in the 1930s, 9-man provided Chinese-American immigrant male (the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act was still in effect) workers, many of whom left families behind, a…

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1882 Foundation Event Review: Literature Corner Brown Bag Lunch Series

Event Review: Brown Bag Lunch Discussion of "Racist Love"August 10, 2017The Literature & Art division of the 1882 Foundation hosted a Brown Bag lunch to discuss a writing by authors Frank Chin and Jeffery Chan entitled "Racist Love," on August 10, 2017.  A feature of the discussion was the tie-in of the content of this article to the recent movie, "Get Out," led by visiting Georgetown University student Patrick Lim."Racist Love" was written in the 1970s, but its message is very applicable in today's climate…

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Literature Corner: Brown Bag Discussion

Click here for an event recap! Bring your "brown bag" lunch and join a discussion on the term, "Racist Love," as written about by noted authors Frank Chin and Jeffery Paul Chan, and the film "Get Out." No prior knowledge necessary! Discussion will be moderated by visiting Georgetown University student Patrick Lim and Stan Lou, 1882 Foundation Talk Story Director. Find "Racist Love" here https://www.dartmouth.edu/~hist32/Hist33/chin%20Racist%20Love.pdf Find Patrick's response article at aapigeorgetown.com Our events are free and open to all. Contact Stan at stangoblue@yahoo.com for inquiries.…

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