Cathay Post 186 of the American Legion held its annual Memorial Day service to honor the Asian Americans from Seattle who gave their lives during World War II. The event, in Hing Hay Park on May 29, included a performance by the Seattle Chinese Drill Team. Speakers included U.S. Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal and Lloyd Hara.
Corky Lee spoke about his work at the Seattle Public Library on May 28. Nearly 100 people attended the event, which included a display of Lee’s work, “Chinese Americans: Inclusion/Exclusion.” The event was organized by Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA) as part of the Asian American Heritage Month celebration. For almost 40 years, Lee, a […]
Three-hundred-and-thirty people attended the 2017 InterIm CDA Gala on May 20. The organization presented the Bob Santos Leadership in Sustainability Award to Rep. Sharon Tomiko Santos for standing up for social justice. The gala dinner was a Kamayan Feast by Madres Kitchen, served family style, including delicious Filipino dishes such as chicken adobo, sesame short […]
Emily Yim will become the first Asian woman to lead the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) this September as its chair. The ACCT has a membership of more than 6,000 trustees and over 1,000 community and technical colleges nationwide and internationally. Yim is the executive director of the Washington Alliance for Better Schools, a […]
Members of the LGBTQ and Asian and Pacific Islander (API) community gathered in advance of Pride Month at Hing Hay Park on May 28, for music and speeches. Danyal Lotfi, external affairs liaison with the City of Seattle, gave the keynote speech — there were also appearances by Miss API International Tanya Rachinee and slam […]
Members of the Metropolitan King County Council unveiled a plaque of Gordon Hirabayashi for refusing to comply with Executive Order 9066. On May 15, County Council Vice Chair Rod Dembowski unveiled a plaque honoring Hirabayashi in the County Council’s lobby, just steps away from where Hirabayashi was imprisoned for refusing to comply with the order, […]
Gavin Nadong, 22, a 2012 graduate from Curtis Senior High School in University Place, has been commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, and will be serving with the Army Nurse Corps. His mother shared with the Northwest Asian Weekly that her son recently graduated from San Diego State University as a distinguished military graduate with Summa […]
The Auburn City Council and Mayor Nancy Backus declared May 22, 2017 to be Never Again — Executive Order 9066 Day. On May 22, 1942, members of the Army traversed the Auburn Valley, stapling white, text filled posters on telephone poles with the message: “ …all persons of Japanese ancestry, both alien and non-alien, will […]
Bellevue police released a new age-progressed image on May 13 of Sky Metalwala, a boy who has been missing since 2011. Sky is half Indian and half Caucasian. The image depicts what Sky would look like now, as a 7-year-old. Sky has been missing since Nov. 6, 2011. His mother reported she had left him […]
The Seattle Mariners celebrated Asian Pacific Heritage Night at Safeco Field on May 15. Fans who attended got the chance to receive an Asian Pacific Heritage Night t-shirt. $5 of every ticket sold through a special online offer benefitted the Chinese American Citizens Alliance and the National Association of Asian American Professionals.