With the general election set for Nov. 8, Asian and Pacific Islander American (APIA) leaders join presidential candidates in making sure key issues are brought up for public debate.
By Tina Lu Northwest Asian Weekly Asian Americans as well as Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders (NHPI) are the fastest growing racial groups in the West, according to a report released last week by the advocacy organization Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAAJ). The report provides the latest data on the growing Asian American and NHPI […]
October 9, 2015 6pm — no-host cocktail 6:45 pm — program & dinner China Harbor Restaurant, 2040 Westlake Ave. N., Seattle HONOREES: Sarah Baker President-elect, Japanese Americans Citizens League Chera Amlag & Geo Quibuyen Food & Sh*t Pop Up Lorraine Yu President, Sirius6 Corporation Dwayne Clark Founder/Chair, Aegis Living OCA Asian Pacific American Advocates – […]
By Zachariah Bryan Northwest Asian Weekly As board president and founder of the Asia Pacific Cultural Center (APCC) in Tacoma, Patsy O’Connell sees diversity every day. The APCC, founded in November of 1996, is the only Asian and Pacific Islander cultural center located in Pierce County, representing an impressive 47 countries. Moreover, it’s brimming with […]
By Zachariah Bryan NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY For Patsy O’Connell, founder of the Asia Pacific Cultural Center in Tacoma, this project is a long time coming. After nearly 20 years, she is hoping for a slam-dunk development that will leave an imprint not only in Tacoma, but in the whole Puget Sound Region. A new 390,000 […]
The host nation for the 17th annual Asia Pacific New Year Celebration at the Tacoma Dome was Pakistan. There was a presentation of the Pakistan national anthem, and a feature cultural show. The Stage Mistress of Ceremony was Cheryl Lee of the University of Washington. Festivities included a variety of performances from schools and societies […]
Seventy-one organizations from across the state have joined together to call for full restoration of State Food Assistance for Washington children, elders, and families.
Food is the first and most important thing a human being needs. People must have it at fairly regular intervals and equal amounts throughout the day — nothing else matters until you’re fed. It is equally vital to each individual — the rich, the poor, the strong, the weak, and even the person who was […]
Compiled by Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly French author Andre Maurois famously wrote, “A man cannot free himself from the past more easily than he can from his own body.” <!–more–> On Feb. 3, the Women of Color Empowered Luncheon will attempt to prove this adage true for women also, that the past and one’s […]
New faces in new places: Arthur L. Cruz Arthur L. Cruz The board of directors of the Asia Pacific Cultural Center is pleased to announce Arthur L. Cruz as the organization’s new executive director. A native of Tacoma, Cruz has had a lifelong passion for connecting and reaching out to diverse communities. Cruz is the current […]