By Mark Okazaki Special for Northwest Asian Weekly “We were totally left out.” That is how long-time community activist Alan Sugiyama characterized the recent appointment of four Assistant Police Chiefs, none of whom were Asian Pacific Islanders, under the relatively new command of Seattle’s top cop, Kathleen O’Toole. Sugiyama went on to say that there […]
The Asian Pacific Directors Coalition (APDC) elected new officers for 2015: Chair – Dorothy Wong, Executive Director of Chinese Information and Service Center (CISC); Secretary – Andrea Akita, Executive Director of Interim CDA; Treasurer – Kathy Hagiwara Purcell, Faculty/Program Coordinator at City University. This is APDC’s first all-female slate of officers.<!–more–> APDC is a broad-based […]
May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and one way Seattle is celebrating is with a free afternoon of family fun and cultural festivities from 11:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Seattle Center Armory on Sunday, May 4.
Dear Editor, Reading your September article about the APDC supporting Jeff Chen in his retrial saddened me. I believe that the facts in the Chen case clearly showed a man out of control and a leader who had lost the support and respect of his officers because of his abuses of power. We are […]
By Charles Lam Northwest Asian Weekly The Asian Pacific Directors Coalition (APDC) voted on Sept. 11 to officially
By Charles Lam Northwest Asian Weekly Local members of the Asian and Pacific American community believe that they are not receiving adequate attention and engagement from the Seattle Police Department.
By Charles Lam Northwest Asian Weekly The Asian Pacific Directors Coalition (APDC) met with new Seattle Public Schools Superintendent Jose Banda last Friday, Nov. 9