By Irfan Shariff NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY On Chinese New Year in 1968, while still in middle school, Donnie Chin helped form the Asians for Unity Emergency Squad. The group emerged in response to the lack of attention given to the needs of Chinatown International District (CID) from police, fire, and other city departments. This group […]
By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY It takes a village to raise two newspapers. The village of Northwest Asian Weekly and Seattle Chinese Post consists of amazing leaders and remarkable people. And we lost many of them during the past 35 years of publishing. Since 2015, we lost four giants (Ruth Woo, Donnie Chin, Bob […]
Hundreds attended the third annual Donnie Chin BBQ on July 27 at Donnie Chin International Children’s Park. The tradition started after Chin’s murder — neighbors are invited to come together to bring food to share and build community. Leftovers were distributed to different nonprofits in the community. Chin, a beloved community leader, was killed in […]
On July 23, Donnie Chin’s family members and the International District Emergency Center (IDEC), of which Chin was executive director, hosted a vigil in Canton Alley to remember Chin’s life and the circumstances of his death. Speakers included Chin’s sister, Connie, as well as his best friend, Dean Wong, in addition to IDEC leaders. Chin […]
Seattle Fire Department employees and members of the community were honored at the Annual Awards Luncheon held at the Sheraton Hotel on May 10. Several awards were handed out, including the Lifetime Achievement Award to Battalion Chief Mike Nakamichi and the Compassionate Service Award to the late community leader Donnie Chin.
Compiled by Staff NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY 10. Streetcar On Feb. 13, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and community leaders celebrated the First Hill Streetcar’s start-of-service with a party full of lion dancing, firecrackers, and red envelopes. The streetcar line, which runs along Jackson street through the International District (ID), connects the ID to Pioneer Square and […]
By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Still dealing with frustration and sadness over the murder of International District Emergency Center (IDEC) Executive Director Donnie Chin, more than 50 residents and business owners in the Chinatown International District (CID) hoped to hear that local law enforcement officials have captured or are close to capturing those responsible for […]
Dear editor, I attended a ceremony [on June 16] for the renaming of a park in the Seattle Chinatown International District (CID) to the Donnie Chin International Children’s Park. I made the effort to attend because I was hoping that Mayor [Ed] Murray would acknowledge why the renaming of the park was so important. If […]
Sadness, anger, and frustration were just some of the emotions from a community meeting with the Seattle City Police, and state and city officials, to update citizens on the search for the killer of community activist Donnie Chin.
Seattle’s Mayor Ed Murray, joined by City Councilmembers and community leaders, signed a proclamation on June 16, to rename International Children’s Park in honor of the late community advocate Donnie Chin.