The Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA)-Greater Seattle held its annual Golden Circles Awards Dinner, which honored those who have made significant contributions to the social, political, and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans. This year’s theme was Building Legacy, centering on community development.
On June 23, the 29th anniversary of the racially motivated murder of Vincent Chin, members of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) spoke out against a growing trend of anti-Chinese rhetoric in political ads that use Chinese language and imagery to portray candidates as sympathetic to China at the expense of American interests.
Before becoming a staunch advocate for Asian Americans across Washington state, Ellen Abellera rallied for her father, a former politician in Kalibo, Philippines.
The Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS) held its annual benefit gala at the Bellevue Westin. The event, “A Culinary Journey,” featured five chefs, Ngoan Nguyen
Nikkei Concerns, a organization that provides health related services to elderly Asian Pacific Americans in the Northwest, held its 35th anniversary dinner at the Westin Hotel in Seattle.
In 2001, at a round table meeting in Tacoma with Asian community leaders and Congressman Adam Smith, Debadutta Dash had an unpleasant experience.
On July 26, President Barack Obama appointed Daphne Kwok of San Francisco as chair of his advisory commission on Asian American and Pacific Islanders.
The Asian Pacific American (APA) community will benefit from the comprehensive immigration reform address given by President Barack Obama last week, APA advocacy groups have said.
Applications for the Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs are being accepted through the end of May.
The grant will be utilized in 2010 to support OCA’s APIA U: Leadership 101, an Asian/Pacific Islander American college leadership training program, and the upcoming Japanese American Citizens League (JACL)/OCA Leadership Conference in May.