By Mahlon Meyer Northwest Asian Weekly The oldest Asian American civil rights organization in the country is spearheading an effort to award Chinese American World War II veterans and their families Congressional Gold Medals. It is a way to honor their devotion to a country that, at the time, discriminated against them and other Asian […]
By Mahlon Meyer Northwest Asian Weekly Facing a referendum that could overturn a new affirmative action law, prominent Asian Pacific Islander (API) Democrats defended the law to the group of new Chinese immigrants that oppose it. Affirmative action is a legal requirement to give marginalized groups encouragement and in some cases advantages in education and […]
A memorial service will be held on July 21 for Andy Chan, who passed away on July 10. Chan was born on October 27, 1946 in Toi Shan, Canton, China. He immigrated to Hong Kong, attended college in Alberta, Canada, and moved to the United States in the early 1970s. Chan opened up a restaurant […]
A vigil to remember Donnie Chin will be held on July 23, four years after he was murdered. Hosted by the Chin family, International District Emergency Center (IDEC), and the Wing Luke Museum, the vigil will take place at Canton Alley at 8 p.m.
Secret Service officer Alta Lauren Gunawan is the first female and first Asian American on the service’s motorcycle division. Yes, THAT Secret Service. The next time you see President Trump’s or Vice President Pence’s motorcade, Gunawan might well be riding alongside them on her motorcycle. Gunawan, 30, is the first female officer in the U.S. […]
Sy Pharmacy and Wellness held its grand opening celebration on June 29, with appearances from state Sen. Bob Hasegawa, state Rep. Sharon Tomiko Santos, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods Director Andres Mantilla, former Chief Community Engagement Officer of Providence Health & Services Dan Dixon, Ethnic Chamber President Martha Lee, and Chinese Chamber President Dennis Su. Founder […]
Dr. Jessica Guh of International Community Health Services (ICHS) earned the Brent Oldham Teacher of the Year Award at the Swedish Cherry Hill Family Medicine Residency graduation on June 21. The award recognizes exceptional physician teachers who positively contribute to family medicine education. Guh was recognized for her outstanding teaching style, as well as her […]
Kim Moore took over as president of the Rotary Club of Seattle on July 10. Former president Cindy Runger passed the gavel to Moore in the club’s most recent meeting. For the past 100 years, the Rotary Club of Seattle has played an instrumental role in helping to develop the international organization and to meet […]
The Advisory Council for the International District Chinatown Community Center hosted a candidates forum for District 2 Seattle City Council candidates on June 27. All seven current candidates for District 2 attended, including Ari Hoffman, Chris Peguero, Henry Clay Dennison, Mark Solomon, Omari Tahir-Garrett, Phyllis Porter, and Tammy Morales. About 75 people attended. There were […]
Imagine for a minute that you don’t know who your mother is. Now imagine that you are that mother, and you don’t know what became of your daughter.