Gov. Jay Inslee recently announced the reappointment of Lori Wada and made the following appointments to the Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs (CAPAA). Lori Wada immigrated to Washington from Seoul, South Korea when she was 18 years old. She has been a state government employee for over 25 years and has been an active […]
Morisawa will create a trio of pop-art mosaic images that will inhabit the Spring Street P-Patch. Morisawa creates hand-made wood mosaics, made up of hundreds of intricate pieces of wood colored with natural oil dyes. The mosaic images will be replicated on vinyl and installed in the P-Patch. Morisawa has a BA in design, ceramics […]
By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Sharon Maeda submitted her application for the Council position vacated by Sally Clark (as of April 13). According to Maeda, “After 47 years of professional life, I have just retired. At the same time, there was never any question that I would continue to work for social justice. And, despite […]
By Peggy Chapman Northwest Asian Weekly The Seattle Colleges recently received the American Association of Community Colleges award for national equity. The Seattle Colleges system has impressive numbers when it comes to representing diversity. The minority student population is 52 percent. This is in contrast to the combined total minority demographics for King County, Seattle, […]
By Daria Kroupoderova Northwest Asian Weekly Hiroshi Kashiwagi, 91, has been writing and performing since he was 15 years old. With 76 years of experience under his belt, he’s still going strong. Recently, Kashiwagi held a reading before the screening of “Infinity & Chashu Ramen,” a movie he stars in, at the Wing Luke Museum.
Asian Counseling and Referral Service has welcomed Alexandra Olins as its new Employment and Citizenship director. Olins will oversee the largest citizenship services program in Washington state, which helped more than 300 people become U.S. citizens in 2013. She will also lead the agency’s career assistance and job skills program, which provides training and placement […]
Lori Wada, supervisor of the Statewide Health Information Benefits Advisors program at the Washington State Office of Insurance Commission, was appointed to the Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs by Governor Jay Inslee on April 2, 2014.
Seattle architecture and design firm Callison announced that associate Kate Kyung-ha Lee has been named to Visual Merchandising + Store Design’s (VMSD) Designer Dozen for 2014. Lee was recognized as one of 12 emerging stars (age 35 or under) across the country to be among the best and brightest young designers in retail this year.
NEW YORK (AP) – A young Korean American poet has received a $5,000 award for first-time writers that also ensures the publication and thousands of sales of her debut collection. Hannah Sanghee Park has won the Walt Whitman Award, the Academy of American Poets announced Wednesday. Park’s book, “The Same-Different,” will be released next year […]