1882 At: APAICS Congressional Briefing – Informed Influencers And Powerful Purchasers

On June 20th, the 1882 interns headed to the U.S. Capitol  to attend a congressional briefing hosted by the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS). The briefing was centered on the recently released 2019 Asian-American consumer report by Nielsen, focusing on the theme of modern Asian-Americans consumers as "informed influencers and powerful purchasers". Congresswoman Grace Meng opened the briefing with a call to action. Although the panel focused on the buying power of Asian-Americans, Meng addressed the adjacent - and hugely important - issue of…

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Their Story is Our Story

Their Story is Our Story By Phil Tom As featured on the 1882 Foundation 50 Objects Project, as part of the partnership with the Tenement Museum. I began working for the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) in 2010.   In 2011-12, Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis honored labor workers Cesar Chavez, Dolores Heurta and the National Farm Workers Association and inducted them into DOL’s Labor Hall of Honor. In honoring these great leaders and organization, some of my DOL Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) colleagues noticed…

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Arlington County Teachers Workshop

The Traveling Film Seminar began its road show in Arlington, Va. this past Tuesday, August 29, 2017. Forty teachers turned out for the workshop and proved to be a very engaged and appreciative audience. Made possible through a grant from the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, the workshop, titled "Recruited, Excluded, and Sort of Included." featured two films, Through Chinatown's Eyes: April 1968 and Finding Cleveland. Presenters included filmmaker Larissa Lam (Finding Cleveland), Harry Chow (DC resident in 1968 and featured in Through Chinatown's Eyes...), Ting-Yi Oei, Education…

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1882 Foundation Event Review: Summer 2017 OCA Interns Visit

The 1882 Foundation hosted a presentation for the OCA - Asian Pacific Advocates summer 2017 interns class at the 1882 home office on July 7, 2017.   Each summer OCA brings in a group of college students and recent graduates for a ten week internship and places them at various locations in DC.  Each Friday afternoon the interns gather for a group session called Sama Sama to discuss issues that affect the AAPI community and to hear from one another. Our presentation for this Sama Sama…

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Weekly Office Hours – Open House

Join the 1882 Foundation for our weekly office hours from 11:30am to 4:30pm every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Members of the team will gather together to discuss opportunities for organizational development and community partnerships on Tuesday, curriculum development on Wednesday, and community art and literature discussions on Thursday. Please email us at info@1882foundation.org if you plan on dropping by! The 1882 Foundation office is located centrally in Chinatown in downtown D.C.: 508 I Street NW (ground level) Washington, DC 20001 We are within walking distance of the Metro…

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“April 1968: Through Chinatown’s Eyes” at GU

By Georgetown University's Political Awareness Committee of the Asian American Student Association On February 21, 2017, Georgetown University's Political Awareness Committee (PAC) of the Asian American Student Association (AASA) screened the 1882 Foundation documentary, "April 1968: Through Chinatown’s Eyes," to an audience of 80 Georgetown undergraduates from all cultural, racial and ethnical backgrounds. After the screening, the students engaged in an informative and captivating conversation with guest panelists. Ted Gong, the director of the 1882 Foundation, briefly introduced the documentary series project and described how…

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