It is a warm and bright afternoon. Burmese refugees gather at the Kent Covenant Church and wait for the Sunday service to start. They come to the church every week, hoping they can go back to Burma someday.
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Ted Sun Yet Pang passed away due to a heart attack on Sunday, May 3, the day after his 80th birthday.
Education is key: According to the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), education is pivotal to how Asian Pacific Americans (APA) are viewed and treated. The Seattle Chapter has launched a concerted effort to proactively fight for important APA issues by focusing on teaching students about the experiences of people of Asian ancestry.
Associated Builders and Contractors of Western Washington (ABC) honored 15 outstanding projects with its 2009 Excellence in Construction Awards. Marpac Construction, which worked on the Wing Luke Asian Museum’s new location, was one of the organizations recognized.
In April, the 2009 Greater Seattle Japanese Community Court was introduced to the public at the Seattle Cherry Blossom and Japanese Cultural Festival at the Seattle Center.
The Vietnamese American Bar Association of Washington (VABAW) announced its 2009 Hong Duc clerk: Dai Dao, a second-year law student from the University of Wisconsin.
On May 1, Herbert Minoru Tsuchiya was named the UW School of Pharmacy’s Distinguished Alumnus in Pharmacy Practice for 2008, a prestigious distinction awarded ev-ery two years. He was presented the award at a reception on May 6 at the Seattle Asian Art Museum.
During May, Nordstrom stores will be selling limited-edition T-shirts by famed fashion designers Koi Suwannagate and Anna Sui. Nordstrom will generously give proceeds from shirt sales to the Organization for Chinese Americans’ (OCA) scholarship fund in honor of APA Heritage Month.
Due to the current recession, there will no longer be a new building for Seattle Goodwill.