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APABA Recognizes Ted Gong and Stan Lou at Educational Fund Benefit Dinner

On March 20, 2014, Ted and Stan of the 1882 Foundation were recognized for their work in organizing Talk Story events and for their commitment to giving a voice to the Chinese American community in Washington, D.C. It was our great honor to accept the AEF Community Service Award from the Asian Pacific American Bar Association (APABA) at the 21st annual benefit dinner for the APABA Educational Fund. Thank you, APABA, for including us in this special event.

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Talk Story: The ‘First Chinese American,’ Wong Chin Foo

Come to the upcoming Talk Story Event to learn more about the remarkable life of Wong Chin Foo. We will be gathering on Sunday, April 6, 2014 from 5:00 to 7:00pm at the Chinatown Community Cultural Center, located at 616 H Street, Suite 201 in Washington, D.C.'s Chinatown. Wong Chin Foo (1847-1898) was a leader, fighter, and an advocate for the rights of Chinese in America in the 19th Century. Chinese in America endured abuse and discrimination, but Wong Chin Foo's story is a forgotten…


Traditional Chinese Burial Practices & Range 99

Please join us at our upcoming Talk Story Event! Community Historian and Preservationist, David Lei, explains traditional Chinese burial practices and beliefs.  He explores Chinese concepts of death and the relationship of rites to assuring proper passage to the afterlife.  Are there two souls?  What is Ying and yang, good and bad?  Can we just feed the hungry ghosts? Melissa Lin and Jason Fong, two volunteers of the 1882 Foundation, will talk about Range 99 at the Congressional Cemetery in DC. Range 99 was preserved for…

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December “Talk Back”

Please join us for December's Talk Story Event Where: Chinese Community Church When: December 14, 2013 In the spirit of the holiday season, we welcome you to attend our December Talk Story event to celebrate the stories of our community!  We will be gathering to enjoy a light lunch and drinks at the Chinese Community Church that has hosted several of our past story telling and sharing times.  We will also take the time to refect on those past events and look forward to planning for…


Talk Story: Dr. Mae Ngai: The Lucky Ones – Tape v. Hurley

Where: Chinese Community Church, 500 I (Eye) Street NW, Washington, D.C. When: Sunday, November 17, 2013, 1:00-3:00pm Please join us for the November Talk Story event featuring Dr. Mae Ngai, a Professor of History at Columbia University, as she discusses her book, The Lucky Ones. Her research explores the story of the Tape family, led by Joseph and Mary Tape, during the post-Gold Rush era in San Francisco. They lived and prospered between the Chinese immigrant population and the emerging Chinese American middle class. Their daughter…