Whether it’s efforts on the local level or efforts on a national level, there are an increasing number of Asian Americans joining the political ranks every year. Compiled here is a list highlighting certain prominent individuals who may end up representing their communities as well as Asian Americans across America. Keep a look out!
A war in the Persian Gulf led a surprised Percell Johnson to China. In 2003, Johnson, the owner of Cassell Inc., a manufacturer of custom flexible packaging products, took his business overseas by establishing a business relationship with Chinese businessman Tony Yuen.
Movement isn’t limited to the physical alone. It meanders and fluctuates through every other facet of life — like language, societal norms and identity, with answers and definitions changing as rapidly as the question or problem it sought out to satisfy.
The Go For Broke National Education Center has won a request for proposal from the United States Army to collect oral histories from Japanese American veterans of the Military Intelligence Service (M.I.S.) who served as linguists in occupied Japan.
On Oct. 11, the young future leaders of tomorrow competed at the Lead from the Inside Out Competition in Redmond. The competition was based around a “community passion project” each young leader designed. The criterion was to find an innovative, practical vision to improve their community in some way.
International Community Health Services (ICHS) recently received the Washington State Hospital Association’s (WSHA) Community Health Leadership Award in recognition of its Multi-lingual Community Outreach Program targeting diabetes and cervical cancer. The award was presented to ICHS at the Association’s annual meeting on Oct. 8, at Bell Harbor International Conference Center.
About 300 people recently celebrated the 20th anniversary of the city’s Neighborhood Matching Fund. Stella Chao, director of the Department of Neighborhoods, reports that the fund has sparked 3,500 neighborhood projects around Seattle — including the new Chinatown gate, ID dragon poles, Lao Highland Association Community Center, Wing Luke exhibits and more. The fund boosts neighborhood projects with city money and has inspired other programs globally in 100 cities.
On Saturday, Oct. 4, Kin On held its first annual Open House and Crafts and Bake Sale. Over 200 visitors, volunteers and community vendors filled the nursing home with handmade crafts, delicious baked goods, snacks and a friendly atmosphere. Many came to Kin On for the very first time and received informative guided tours with a board member, CEO, and/or staff member.
After years of dedication and commitment from the community, the Wing Luke Asian Museum has adjusted greatly into its new home at the four-story East Kong Ying Building in the International District.
This humungous jack-o-lantern pumpkin will be on display in Hong Kong’s Times Square shopping mall until Oct. 31 where it’ll continue to attract shoppers, children and families with its festiveness. In Hong Kong, Halloween is actually more commercialized than in America! Nearly every store celebrates the holiday by putting out decorations and selling related goods. ♦