Literature Corner: Brown Bag Discussion

Click here for an event recap! Bring your "brown bag" lunch and join a discussion on the term, "Racist Love," as written about by noted authors Frank Chin and Jeffery Paul Chan, and the film "Get Out." No prior knowledge necessary! Discussion will be moderated by visiting Georgetown University student Patrick Lim and Stan Lou, 1882 Foundation Talk Story Director. Find "Racist Love" here Find Patrick's response article at Our events are free and open to all. Contact Stan at for inquiries.…


Talk Story Reflection: Stanton Jue and his stories of War and Diplomacy

On August 28th at the Chinese Community Church in DC's Chinatown, the 1882 Foundation hosted a Talk Story Event featuring Stanton Jue and his wife Florence: we had the opportunity to learn about their experiences abroad in U.S. diplomacy. Below is a detailed review of the event from Roberta Chew for those who were unable to attend. We had a wonderful turnout to hear ninety-two-year-old Stanton Jue discuss his U.S. naval and diplomatic career. Stanton was a true pioneer as one of the first Chinese Americans to serve in…


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.  


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.