On Feb. 13, at the grand opening of the Yesler Hill Climb, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray announced that he has submitted a resolution to Seattle City Council to rename the International Children’s Park in Chinatown in honor of Donnie Chin, the former International District Emergency Center head, who was fatally shot in July 2015. The […]
By Douglas Chin For Northwest Asian Weekly While not committing to the Asian American community’s request to rename the International Children’s Park at Seventh Avenue South and South Lane Street after the late Donnie Chin, Seattle’s Parks and Recreation Superintendent Jesus Aguirre offered several ways his department could memorialize and honor Chin’s legacy. The Parks […]
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 […]
Buckley and Associates hosted a community picnic for children and neighbors with games and food at the International Children’s Park in the International District. This is the first picnic hosted since Erica Buckley took over as CEO of Buckley and Associates. (end)
By OCA-Greater Seattle For Northwest Asian Weekly We at OCA-Greater Seattle are stunned, shocked, and saddened by the loss of our friend, Donnie Chin. Our condolences go out to his family. Donnie embodied what is best about our community. He was selfless, caring, hard-working, and modest; a true hero for all of us in the […]
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly The community is still grieving Donnie Chin’s death. There are several ways which we can help the community to heal. One is to help the police to find the killer(s). Meantime, here is what the community can do to honor Chin. 1. Continue IDEC’s mission Teresita Batayola, International Community Health […]
By Zachariah Bryan Northwest Asian Weekly For the fourth annual International Children’s Friendship Festival in Seattle, children from 31 countries united in one room, representing their cultures and fostering unity.
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly In the 1970s, in the area now known as the International District, there was a small bit of land owned by Dennis Su in the middle of the dense urban area, surrounded by brick buildings filled with residents and local businesses. <!–more–> Su, of course, could have developed his […]
The giant-sized scrapbook filled with newspaper articles about her lifesaving work in Southeast Asia is worn out. Years of adding new clippings have taken a toll on its torn and weakened binding.
Amid the hustle and bustle of Chinatown sits a quiet, unassuming park nestled behind trees on the corner of Seventh Avenue South and South Lane Street. A bronze dragon hovers over a giant yin-yang arrangement made of sand and grass. Rockery symbolizing the mountainous regions of the Philippines rests alongside a small slide and merry-go-round.