Deputy Mayor Hyeok Kim of Seattle invited Northwest Asian Weekly’s summer youth leadership program to have lunch at City Hall this summer. Our kids have no social status. They still have to do something to prove their worth. Yet, Kim sent me an email to invite our kids this summer back in March! I was […]
NAAAP-Seattle had a unique celebration of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month and helped raise funds for the earthquake victims of Nepal on May 15. The event started off with a mixer at Eastern Café. Afterwards, Dr. Connie So, Senior Lecturer at the University of Washington’s American Ethnic Studies department, presented on stereotypes of API Americans in […]
By Assunta Ng Former educator Carol Simmons knows how to express gratitude.
On October 14 (at Naked City Brewing in Greenwood) and October 22 (Royal Room in Columbia City) Humanities Washington presented a program entitled Loud and Proud, Washington State’s Asian American Civil Rights Movement.
On June 15, over 40,000 Huskies, friends, and family members crowded CenturyLink Field to take part in the pomp and circumstance of the graduation of the Class of 2013. The stadium was a sea of academic robes, carefully — and some not so carefully — decorated caps, and the graduates’ hopes and dreams. Over 5,000 […]
By Addison Wright SYLP student This year, I participated in the Summer Youth Leadership Program, which is run by Northwest Asian Weekly. I am going to be a senior at Newport High School next year. I play tennis and I dabble in other sports as well. It was really fun to get to know people […]
By Chloe Choi SYLP student The Summer Youth Leadership Program focuses on educating, empathizing, and empowering the youth of today. One of our main focuses was on the discrimination against minorities, primarily the Asian population. Our group discussed different forms of discrimination that Asian Americans face and ways to respond to these. As we sat […]
By Chris Lee SYLP student Stereotypes … now where do I begin? Stereotypes are extremely common in our culture. Whether you are judged by your race or by how you act, stereotypes will be difficult to stop. Our culture has been adapted to judge someone based on their appearance. What we can control is making […]
By Harrison Lo SYLP student Asian Americans were thought to be ninjas, to be seen and yet unseen in society. We are seen as the minority group that has it best. We can take the racist remarks and comments as if they are nothing. Why has this become the image of Asians today? We hardly […]
By Assunta Ng By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Since the founding of our Summer Youth Leadership Program (SYLP) in 1995, more than 500 students have benefited. The Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation, the nonprofit arm of the newspaper, created the three-week, all-expenses-paid leadership and community-building training camp to benefit more than 30 greater Seattle area […]