The Chinese American Citizens Alliance (CACA) Seattle Lodge honored three people for this year’s Citizens Award at its 5th Annual Dinner on April 30. Those honored included Assunta Ng for founding the Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation and building bridges in the community, Herb Tsuchiya for his decades of community service and civil rights […]
By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly The Asian Weekly is proud to recognize both Ming-Ming Tung-Edelman and Chinese American Citizens Alliance (CACA) as top contributors. Tung-Edelman masters and manages an unusual variety of tasks. She is a pharmacologist at the busy Polyclinic in Seattle, where she deals with anything related to pharmacology and prescriptions. She is […]
By Nodyia Fedrick Northwest Asian Weekly If you check out the OCA-Greater Seattle’s website you’ll read a standard description of what the 20-year-old nonprofit is about: social justice and civil rights for its Asian community. But speak to its members and you’re sure to hear the message come alive. “When there’s injustice being done, we’re […]
The Seattle City Council unanimously approved a resolution August 3 that expresses regret for anti-Chinese legislation passed by the Washington Territory and previous Seattle City Councils in the 1800s. “We shouldn’t bury our history,” said Councilmember Nick Licata, the legislation’s sponsor. “Discriminatory policies ripple from the past and still affect Chinese communities today.” As a […]
To provide students an opportunity for self-expression and stimulate creative thought, the Chinese American Citizens Alliance will hold a National Essay Contest at Northeast Seattle Library, located at 6801 35th Ave. N.E., on Saturday, March 1, from 9 a.m. to noon. The contest is geared toward educating students on the cultural heritage and the contributions […]
On Dec. 14, members of the Seattle Chapter of the Chinese American Citizens Alliance (C.A.C.A.) and their families purchased, packaged, and distributed over 500 pounds of rice to needy seniors at the Chinese Information and Service Center in the Chinatown-International District. This annual event is just one of the many activities hosted by the Seattle […]
By Assunta Ng Resolution 201 was approved by the Senate on Oct. 11, and it was a moment that was 60 years in the making — perhaps even 160 years in the making.
Senate Resolution (SR) 201, which addresses the discriminatory laws against the Chinese in America, including the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, was recently passed by unanimous consent. The resolution expresses the regret of the U.S. Senate for passage of the Chinese Exclusion Act and other discriminatory laws against Chinese in America.
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly It was a moment in American history that is hard for many to forget. From 1848 to 1855, Chinese immigrants booked passage with the Pacific Mail Steamship Company and the Occidental and Oriental Steamship Company. They dreamed of finding gold in the mountains of California. <!–more–> From 1863 to […]