By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Japanese American civil rights hero Minoru Yasui will be recognized in two events in Seattle this weekend, as part of a nationwide centennial celebration. A film screening of “Never Give Up! Minoru Yasui and the Fight for Justice” will take place at the Wing Luke Museum on June 25 at […]
Last year was a banner year for Asian and Asian Americans, who pushed forth advancements in technology, science, art, academia, and politics. One even went to space.
Here are our top 10 events of note:
11. Two spelling bee champs tie
President Obama announced on Nov. 16 that Minoru “Min” Yasui will be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor. Minoru Yasui was a civil and human rights activist best known for his U.S. Supreme Court Case questioning the constitutionality of curfews imposed on Japanese American citizens during World War II. Cases […]