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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Book Review and Thoughts on “Water Tossing Boulders”

By Stan Lou OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates January 9, 2017   Some of you may know that I read and follow Chinese and Asian American literature faithfully and have written several book reviews. I am also an American Born Chinese (ABC) who grew up in Mississippi during the Jim Crow era when racial segregation was rampant in the South. Consequently, the book, Water Tossing Boulders, written by Adrienne Berard, became a “must-read” book for me. This is a documentation of the story of…

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