Re/Imagining – 1882 at the CAJM 2022 Conference

This past November, 1882 Foundation associates Mia and Gabi traveled to New York City to attend the Council of Jewish American Museums (CAJM)’s annual conference, gathering in-person for the first time in several years. The conference was entitled “Re/Imagining: The Future of Culturally Specific Museums” and was produced in partnership with the Association of African American Museums (AAAM). Over the three days, we were able to visit the Jewish Museum, the New York Historical Society, and the Museum of Jewish Heritage. On each day, panels…

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Event Recap: The National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF): Patsy Mink’s Legacy: Asian American Women in Government

The National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF) started a new series entitled “Conversation On Race & Gender” that covers different AAPI topics, from the AAPI Reproductive Justice Agenda to Asian American Women Writers. On May 21, 2021, NAPAWF presented a panel conversation on Asian American Women in Government. The panel speakers included four AAPI women participating and serving in different positions and levels of government across the US: Grace Meng: U.S. Congresswoman representing New York's Sixth Congressional District. Khem Khoeun: Commissioner to the Skokie…

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1882 Symposium VIII Session 2: Innovative Practices in Museums & beyond for Commemoration & Healing

Ed Tepporn, Barbara Wyatt, Catherine Lo, Dr. Warner Wood, Justin Hoover, Cassie Chinn https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWhpVen6OqY&feature=youtu.be Description: In the second session of  1882 Symposium VIII, panelists discuss ways in which museums and businesses work together to build community and fight for social justice.Coverage (place): Coverage (Gregorian calendar): Coverage (Chinese calendar):Theme:Subject: Date: 6/4/2021Format: MP4Language: EnglishIdentifier: 2021/01

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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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