By Mahlon Meyer Northwest Asian Weekly While Vicky Schiantarelli was going to college in the 1970s, she was the only Latina woman working construction sites in and around Seattle. Her grandmother, a serf from the border of Mongolia and Russia who had escaped Siberia in 1902, had taught her carpentry. And Schiantarelli, who was born […]
By Ruth Bayang NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Small businesses affected by COVID-19—especially those that had to close due to public health and safety measures—can now apply for up to $25,000 in round four of Working Washington grants. Award amounts will vary and will take into account previous Working Washington awards received from the Washington State Department […]
By Carolyn Bick This story originally appeared in the South Seattle Emerald Tommy Le loved to cook and garden with his grandmother and do landscaping work with his father. He was friendly with his teachers. He loved to play chess. He had a curiosity that made him seek out deeply philosophical texts—a trait so unique […]
Organizers said thousands rallied in Bellevue on March 20 against anti-Asian hate crimes. United Chinese Americans of Washington (UCAWA) organized the event, which was co-sponsored by the Huazhong University of Science and Technology Alumni Association of Seattle (HUSTAA), Greater Seattle Chinese Chamber of Commerce, Ethnic Chamber of Commerce Coalition, Seattle Chinese American Alliance, Korean American […]
On March 8, International Community Health Services (ICHS) held Employee Appreciation Luncheons across its clinics. Employees who were honored as part of the Asian Weekly’s Community Health Excellence Award were given their plaques. They also enjoyed food and drinks donated by Viet Wah.
Seattle artist Stewart Wong has been selected to design the 1886 Anti-Chinese Riot public artwork that will permanently recognize the expulsion of Chinese from Seattle. Among Wong’s credits are collaborative installations of artwork in the Wing Luke Museum Community Hall with artist Ron Ho, and a New Mexico commission with artist Cheryll Leo-Gwin, commemorating the […]
The Northwest Mountain Minority Supplier Development Council (MSDC) has chosen Tim Otani, Director & External Affairs Manager at Union Bank, as the recipient of the Robert L. Ryan Award. This award is presented to individuals “who exemplify an unselfish commitment to Minority Business Enterprise Development.” It also presented Mike Nakamura Photography LLC as Class 1 […]
As King County elected officials of Asian descent, we are outraged by the increase in hate incidents directed at members of our Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities in this country. A new report by Stop AAPI Hate documented nearly 3,800 hate incidents nationwide during the past 12 months.
By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY For two consecutive Saturdays, rallies against Asian attacks in Georgia were held in Seattle’s Chinatown, but the contrast was as dramatic as day and night. The March 13 rally was a “Who’s Who” in the crowd with former Gov. Gary Locke and King County Executive Dow Constantine. Some of […]
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly “I feel as if I was abused twice, first by the attacker, and second by the legal system,” said Noriko Nasu, a teacher at Inglemoor High School, after being a victim of a hate crime. Nasu bravely told her story of being assaulted last month at a press conference […]