The mother of former King County Assessor Lloyd Hara, Shuko Hara, a former Seattleite, celebrated her 103rd birthday on Jan. 31. Lloyd Hara sent us a photo of his mom enjoying sushi and wonder if the sushi is what keeps her young. The elder Hara now lives in Delaware.
Longtime International District residents shared their stories about the immigrant experience in a documentary mini series at the Wing Luke on Jan. 20. All videos were created by English Innovations students from the Chinese Information and Service Center in collaboration with OneAmerica. They participated in the Chinatown International District Digital Storytelling class. The event was […]
On Feb. 6, staff members at International Community Health Services encouraged patients at its International District clinic to join them in wearing red for a national day of demonstration. The act sent a message to Congress to support renewed federal funding for health centers.
By Ruth Bayang NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY The City of Seattle is partnering with the Chinatown-International District (CID) to address a set of issues important to the neighborhood. “I believe the community request for the partnership grew out of some frustration with the city,” said Gary Johnson, the Center City Strategy Coordinator. “There’s a perception that […]
By Becky Chan NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY My father came to this country in 1969, thus initiating my family’s “chain migration” to the United States. “Chain migration,” a term from the 1960s describing the family-based immigration process, has recently resurfaced in our national debate, but with a negative connotation. Unfortunately, this debate has added stress and […]
By Dustin Wunderlich Director of Marketing and Communications University of Washington College of Education Over 24 intense hours, teams of University of Washington (UW) education students drew upon design thinking processes to craft new ideas for better addressing the educational needs of immigrant and refugee youth and families. The UW College of Education’s first-ever Ideathon […]
By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly For the first time ever, the Seattle Symphony and the Seattle Chinese Orchestra will play together on the same stage. According to Elena Dubinets, vice president of Artistic Planning and Creative Projects at the Seattle Symphony, no other American symphony has played with a Chinese orchestra before. To celebrate […]
Mona Das has exited the race to replace the retiring Rep. Dave Reichert (Washington state’s 8th Congressional District), because of lackluster fundraising. Das was born to Indian parents who immigrated to America when she was 8 months old. In 1996, she moved to the Pacific Northwest, and enjoyed a successful career in the tech industry […]