By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly Kelly Huang, American and of Laotian heritage, recently finished her short film “A Refugee Story: Khamsay Huang,” a portrait of her elderly uncle, Khamsay, and his story of leaving Laos during wartime and coming to America. The film went online recently courtesy of the SEARAC (Southeast Resource Action Center) […]
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly U.S. Congressman Mike Honda stood up for the All Students Count Act at a rally in Washington D.C. on July 31. Congressman Honda, a Democrat from California, <!–more–>proposed a bill, the All Students Count Act, which requires state education agencies to report more enhanced data in their annual state […]
By Sue Misao Northwest Asian Weekly A vigil was held at the Tacoma Northwest Detention Center on June 21 to support about 40 Cambodian individuals being held there as they await deportation. <!–more–> According to the Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC), several dozen men are currently being held in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement […]
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Part 1 Part 2 Rithy Yin, 33, pointed toward his church, Victory Outreach Church, from the kitchen of his sister and brother-in-law’s townhouse, where he lives with his new wife, Jackie, and stepson, Jacob.<!–more–> “We go to the streets and we minister to people — to the homeless or […]
On Friday Dec. 2, 2011, the United States Department of Education and the United States Department of Justice jointly issued new federal guidance to provide a roadmap for K-12 schools, colleges, and universities to leverage the benefits of educational diversity to achieve high quality, inclusive educational opportunities for all students.