To support a newly expanded mission in 2020, the 1990 Institute is launching several new initiatives for the coming decade.
Our new Discovery Series explores two aspects that affect Asian lives:
Real stories of U.S.-China interactions across many sectors of society and showcases life in China today. We also explore the human stories, history, culture, and prejudices that lead to the diversity of perceptions that Asian Americans and all Americans might have about China.
Important facets of life for Asian Americans – it brings to light diverse stories of fellow Americans with an Asian heritage, and it also provides information on modern China and how the current perception of China is affecting Asians in America.
This Discovery Series is a multi-part, multimedia programming initiative with videos and discussions to engage a wide variety of people. The goal is to provide a more nuanced and in-depth understanding of the contemporary issues affecting Asian Americans and U.S.-China relations.
Asian Americans comprise one of the fastest growing groups in America and this is an exciting time in American history. We aim to reframe the conversation around, and therefore the perception of, Asian Americans from being a group separate and distinct from the rest of America to one that is recognized as a vital part of the fabric of the American experience.
Our Voice Matters
The final segment of our voting series summarizes how we can make a difference in this election as an Asian American voting community. In 2020, we have the power to change the outcome, but only if we do it together. So, if there’s one thing we must do by November 3rd, it's GO OUT and VOTE!
Voting is Your Right: A Right Worth Fighting For!
Our first segment of a three-part video series on Asian American Voters will bring you back through 138 years of events that finally brought us to the ballot box today. It was a long and arduous journey to gain our voting right, so GO OUT AND VOTE.
Voting is Your Privilege: Unsung Heroes
Our second segment of the voting video series showcases two important Asian American suffragists: Dr. Mabel Ping-Hua Lee, an immigrant to the U.S., unable to vote herself due to the Chinese Exclusion Act, and Tye Leung Schulze, American by birth, who was the first Chinese woman to vote in a Presidential primary.