The University of Washington Alumni Association (UWAA) Multicultural Alumni Partnership (MAP) is holding the 17th Annual MAP Bridging the Gap Scholarship Breakfast on Saturday, Oct. 29, in the Cascade Room at Haggett Hall on the UW Seattle campus.
“As Americans we can each draw strength and a sense of identity from our cultures of origin while refusing to be defined or limited by the past.” — Dow Constantine King County Executive “A young person can record an oral history interview with an elder in their community, perhaps a grandparent. A good question is […]
By Jean Wong Northwest Asian Weekly “My father (Chinese-born in the Philippines) says he never had a preference on what gender his kids would be, but I heard my mother, [who passed away when I was a year old], really wanted to have a son,” said Johanna Martinez, a Filipino-Chinese American student of International Studies […]
By Tiffany Ran Northwest Asian Weekly Scott Rodgers, a CPA who works from home, can look out the window and see the neighboring Hilton Hotel and Bellevue Club. However, the view outside his window is set to change.
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Duc Tran’s parents owned a grocery store, so maybe it’s not a surprise that Tran also became a grocery store owner.
By Tiffany Ran Northwest Asian Weekly There were those who simply couldn’t miss a paycheck. So when they heard about the H1N1 virus, when they contracted it, and when their family members contracted it, they went to work, as usual.
By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly Bert and Josephine “Josie” Golla may be two of the busiest people in Seattle. When he’s not working on his clients’ finances and taxes and when she’s not managing her adult care facility, they’re helping the Filipino community in Seattle and those in the Philippines in a huge way. […]
By Nan Nan Liu Northwest Asian Weekly Kenny KwangSul Lee arrived in Seattle in 1976 with one suitcase, one duffle bag, 200 American dollars, and many dreams. “When I first came to the U.S. … my American Dream was [to] make a lot of money by working very hard and [to] buy a big mansion […]
By Linda Mitchell For Northwest Asian Weekly Velma Veloria, who served as state representative for Southeast Seattle’s 11th District from 1992 to 2004, was one of nine outstanding women leaders that received a 2011 Women of Courage award, presented by the National Women’s Political Caucus. She was nominated for the award by the Washington state […]
By Jean Wong Northwest Asian Weekly Among the cities in Washington with a large Korean American community presence, Shoreline stands out. Having had three Korean American elected officials, two of them women, Shoreline is a beacon for local Korean Americans aspiring to enter the state’s political scene. It is also a thriving hub for local […]