On April 24, community members came together at the Westin Hotel in Seattle to celebrate Ron Sims, King County Executive and soon-to-be deputy secretary of Housing and Urban Development, at an event called “Ron Sims Appreciation Soiree.”
The Great Leader, Great Mentor Reception was held at the World Trade International Center in Seattle on April 8 by National Urban Fellows (NUF).
Author and activist David Suzuki made an appearance at Seattle Town Hall on April 7 as part of Puget Sound Earth Month, which was organized by People for Puget Sound.
The Dance for World Healing, a group that features multiphonic singing by 10 Tibetan monks, appeared at Kilworth Memorial Chapel at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma on April 11.
“Cooking from the Heart: The Hmong Kitchen in America,” by Sami Scripter and Sheng Yang, is the first cookbook of its kind. Simple, earthy, fiery, and fresh, Hmong food is still a fairly unknown Southeast Asian cuisine in the United States.
Teresa “Terri” Elizabeth Romero Jamero, 74, a second generation Filipino and Northern California native, died April 2 after a lengthy illness in a Modesto hospital near her home in Atwater, Calif. Many who knew Terri Jamero considered her to be the conscience of the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS). She served in the organization’s […]
On March 29, Northwest Vietnamese and Vietnamese American singers participated in a national singing contest called Giong Ca Vang (Golden Voice). Most contestants sang in Vietnamese. The semifinals were held at the Emerald Queen Casino. The event was helmed by Saigon Broadcasting Television Network and sponsored by Comcast.
Tu Nhat Ma, an eighth-grader at McClure Middle School, was awarded the Assistance League Scholarship for 2009. Ma will use her scholarship at the UW Summer Youth Program to study writing.
Bellevue Community College students Paula Kosasih and Clairine (Claire) Runtung, international students from Indonesia currently living in Bellevue, have been named to the 2009 All-Washington Academic Team.
On April 4, the Wing Luke Asian Museum presented A Year of New Beginnings, a dinner and auction that featured local chefs who made appetizers inspired by art.