Rita Meher, co-founder of Tasveer, a Seattle-based South Asian cultural organization, was honored Sept. 26, 2015 as Globalist of the Year by Seattle Globalist at their 3rd annual Globies. Meher co-founded Tasveer (meaning “picture” in Hindi and Urdu) in 2002 with Farah Nousheen. Since then, the organization has grown to affect the broader Northwest community […]
Sri Lankan filmmaker Prasanna Vithana was awarded at the 9th annual Seattle South Asian Film Festival Sunday evening with a screening of his film, “With You, Without You.”
By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly The new Seattle South Asian Film Festival, put on by the Tasveer organization, will be running from Oct. 31 to Nov. 9. Festival director Rita Meher took some questions over e-mail. NWAW: Please describe your childhood adolescence in Odissa, India. What were your favorite memories of growing up? How […]
By Dave Gram The Associated Press MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont nonprofit housing group took down an online video ad Tuesday, March 19 after criticisms that it played on stereotypes of people from India. The ad on the website of NeighborWorks had Vermont-based comic actor Rusty DeWees imitating someone with an Indian accent answering […]
By Amy Taxin The Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Asian Americans have seen their ranks swell over the past decade not only in coastal immigrant enclaves, but also in new places such as the southwestern states of Texas and Nevada, according to a report released last week by a coalition of Asian American organizations.
According to a new report released last month by the National Commission on Asian American and Pacific Islander Research in Education (CARE), in partnership with the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF), the AAPI community is an untapped asset that is critical to both achieving the national college completion goal and ensuring the […]
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Underneath its addicting storylines and romantic gloss, ABC’s new series, “Pan Am,” seems poised to tackle the societal and cultural shifts of the 1960s. The show borrows its title from Pan American World Airways, the largest international air carrier in the United States during the 20th century, also known […]
By Tamara Lush The Associated Press ELK GROVE, California (AP) — Kamaljit Atwal’s neighborhood seems like an unlikely place for a hate crime. His street in this Sacramento suburb is very diverse.
OneAmerica celebrated its 10-year anniversary with a dinner and celebration at the Westin Hotel in Seattle. The event featured speakers and dances
The Asian Pacific American (APA) community will benefit from the comprehensive immigration reform address given by President Barack Obama last week, APA advocacy groups have said.