Talk Story: Rabbit on Bumpy Road, June 21

Tom Hom: Rabbit on a Bumpy Road A Story of Courage and Endurance Sunday, June 21, 1:30 to 3:30 PM Chinese Community Church, 500 I (eye) Street, NW Chinatown, Washington DC The road to the American Dream is filled with challenges. For Tom Hom, born the Year of the Rabbit, his journey took him to become the first minority American elected to the San Diego City Council, and to a seat on the California State Assembly. A “living legend” in San Diego, according to UT San Diego, Tom’s…

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Talk Story: Chinese Americans in Vaudeville 1920s -1930s, March 15

Sunday, March 15, 1:30 to 3:30 PM Chinese Community Church, 500 I (eye) Street, NW Chinatown, Washington DC   Chinese Americans in Vaudeville 1920’s - 1930’s  & Alexandria’s Immigrant Oral History Project Krystyn Moon, Director of American Studies at the University of Mary Washington, examines the topic of Chinese Americans on the Vaudeville stage and the ways in which they broke stereotypes through their singing ability, comedic patter, use of dialect, and dancing. We will also hear about the oral history project underway at the City of Alexandria about immigrants since the 1970s…

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Talk Story: LION DANCE: Finding the Inner Lion, January 18

Sunday, January 18, 5:00 to 7:00 PM Chinatown Community Cultural Center 616 H Street NW, Suite 201, Washington DC 20001   LION DANCE: Its History in DC, or Finding the Inner Lion As the Chinese New Year comes, so do the lions! The cymbals! The drums! The acrobatics! Oh my! But, how do you know a good lion dance from a mediocre lion dance? What is its history in DC? And, what does it mean to the inner lion (meaning the guy or gal within the beast)? Join us for a…

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Professor Hiroshi Motomura holding “Immigration Outside of the Law” Book Talk

For those in the San Francisco & Bay Area: Professor Hiroshi Motomura will hold a talk regarding his new book Immigration Outside of the Law January 31, 2015, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM at the Chinese Historical Society of America, San Francisco RSVP Here  Join Hiroshi Motomura at The Learning Center for a discussion of his new book, Immigration Outside of the Law (2014, Oxford), onJanuary 31 from 1-2:30 pm.  He will use the book’s framework to discuss hot topics in immigration policy today, tackling questions such as: …

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Talk Story: John Tinpe Views Chinatown from the Burma Resturant

At the Burma Restaurant in DC Chinatown, you could always find great food. One could also find great company and stimulating conversations. It was the place where community leaders and organizers met regularly to share ideas and plan civic and art activities. John Tinpe, owner of the Burma Restaurant, tells his stories from his unique vantage point, as an immigrant to the U.S., a DC Chinatown business leader, public servant, and supporter of the performing arts. When: Sunday, April 27, 2014 Time: 1:30 to 3:30pm…

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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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