DC Chinatown Community Activism in the 1970s: a Photo Retrospective

                        DC Chinatown in the Seventies was an active place.  Harry Chow should know.  He was a young community activist who had his hand in key activities from practicing Kung Fu to guiding afterschool programs and taking photography, including 8 mm film of events of martial artists contemporary with Bruce Lee.  He continuously worked with the community through the public libraries since then to today.  His house is a veritable storehouse of artifacts and photos of the Chinatown in the Seventies.  Harry provided a glimpse of his…

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Legacies of Activism in the AAPI Community

Teofanny Saragi discusses her journey as a student activist and the empowerment and inspiration from the stories of countless others throughout history. Featuring a screening of  a documentary film she co-directed and co-produced: Model Minority Mutiny: AAPI Activism at the Claremont Colleges.  

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Chinese American Authors: What They Write About and Why

Stan Lou led a round-table conversation about Asian American literature and explored ideas about what and why authors write in this genre.  He was joined by Veronica Li, a long time OCA member and author of Confucius Says and Andrew Lam, a medical doctor and author of Two Sons of China.  Other writers included Scott D. Seligman, author of biographies on Chinese Americans, and Robert Wells who wrote about Chinese in the mid-1800s.

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Andrea Yee: Stories from Gold Mountain — A Mother’s Tails

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MV4z2lpSnEQ   Andrea Yee from Berkley, California recounts stories of a son in California from the perspective of a mother's spirit.  Part of the program at the DC Chinese Community Church by the 1882 Foundation after the Chinese Railroad Workers were inducted in the U.S. Department of Labor's Labor Hall of Honor, May 9, 2014.   .  

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The Search for General Tso: A Film Review

The Search for General Tso:  A Documentary Film about Chinese Food in America By Roberta L. Chew (The film trailer was shown in a program about Chinese Food at a Talk Story Event, Washington, D.C., February 28, 2016.)   Director Ian Cheney and a friend were traversing rural America and noticed Chinese American restaurants were just about everywhere, even in out of the way small towns.  They were intrigued by one particular dish, General Tso’s Chicken, which was ubiquitous.  They decided they would explore how…

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