By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly Tsuguo “Ike” Ikeda, a pioneer who opened doors to many—especially troubled youths—and broke down barriers for people of color, died on Dec. 2. Surrounded by his family, Ikeda died peacefully at the age of 91, according to his wife, Sumiko. Ikeda was the first Asian American executive director of […]
The Sue Eastgard Training Excellence Award was presented to Jeffrey Sung, M.D., an acting instructor with the UW Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and president-elect of the Washington State Psychiatric Association. More than 400 suicide prevention advocates came together Nov. 18 in the University of Washington’s HUB Grand Ballroom to attend Care, Connect, Build […]
Kyoko Matsumoto Wright Kyoko Matsumoto Wright, a Coldwell Banker Bain broker, has been appointed to a second six-year term on Washington state’s Real Estate Commission. First appointed to the commission in 2009 by then-Gov. Christine Gregoire, Wright was renamed earlier this month by Gov. Jay Inslee and now will serve until 2021. Wright says, “I […]
John Okamoto, Interim Director of Seattle’s Human Services Department (HSD) announced Lan Pham as the manager of the Office for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention. Pham previously worked as the senior planning and development specialist within HSD’s Domestic Violence Unit. Prior to this, she served as the executive director of the Asian and Pacific […]
University of Washington Alumni Association Multicultural Alumni Partnership (MAP) will be celebrating its 20th anniversary of the formation of the MAP club and also hosting its annual “Bridging the Gap” breakfast.
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly “I burglarized a gas station. I was young, naïve. I just — wasn’t thinking,” said Ram Son, a Cambodian man who lives in South Seattle. <!–more–> Son’s parents fled Cambodia’s killing fields and the genocidal Khmer Rouge. He was 7 years old when their family arrived in a Thai […]
An art exhibit called “Stir Fry: A Visual Arts Feast of Nature and Cultural Diversity” is currently on display at the University of Washington School of Social Work gallery. Artist Jean Chen is showing more than 70 pieces comprising collages, photographs, and sumi-e paintings, expressing the cultures of east and west and reflecting the artist’s […]
By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Kip Tokuda, a former four-term state representative from the 37th district and community activist who founded the Asian Community Leadership Foundation (ACLF), was past president of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), and served on the Mayor’s Seattle Police Department 20/20 initiative passed away on July 13. He was 66.
Women of Color Empowered is an event organized by a planning committee to recognize women who have made a significant contribution to their field. It strives to dispel certain stereotypes. To be held on Friday, May 15, at Ocean City Restaurant, the theme for the upcoming event is “Civic Activism: Making a Difference.”