1882 At: CAPAL Washington Leadership Program Series 2 – Knowledge is Access is Power

On June 19th, our 1882 interns attended the Conference of Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL) Washington Leadership Program's second session, a panel entitled "Knowledge is Access is Power". The panel featured three speakers, all activists engaged with issues of minority empowerment and access to educational opportunities. The program began with a brief activity, where participants were asked to group up and illustrate simple drawings of what they imagined when they were given a few key terms: "Asian-American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander (AANHPI) food", "AANHPI history",…

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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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Janelle Wong Opens Black History Museum and 1882 Foundation Event

50th Anniversary of the 1965 Immigration & Nationality Act and the Civil Rights Movement by Roberta L. Chew The 1882 Foundation, Alexandria’s Black History Museum and the City of Alexandria came together for a unique collaboration exploring the impact of and synergy between the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and landmark legislation passed in 1965 – notably, the Immigration and Nationality Act.  This law in particular  – over the 50 years since its passage, has transformed the American landscape demographically, bringing more Asians and…

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1882 Foundation Recognized in China

 1882 Foundation Recognized in China  The 1882 Foundation was among eight organizations from around the world to receive awards for their work promoting the history and culture of Overseas Chinese.  Other organizations included language, social services and community entities from Australia, Japan, Italy, and Malaysia.   The Chinese American Citizen Alliance’s Pedro Chan was also recognized for his work promoting the history of the WWII Flying Tigers. The awards culminated a symposium on the preservation of Chinese culture organized by the Zhigong Party, Guangdong University of…

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