Tetsuden Kashima, Gail Nomura, and Stephen Sumida — three University of Washington (UW) professors of American Ethnic Studies — were honored in a “Sensei*tional 3 Celebration” on Aug. 27. Besides their many years of teaching (40 years for Professor Kashima), the professors have supported events like the Long Journey Home ceremony that finally awarded diplomas […]
On Feb. 8, the Northwest Asian American Theatre (NWAAT) was honored by the University of Washington School of Drama during part of their 75th anniversary celebration, Seattle Theatres Lost and Found, honoring theater companies no longer up and running. The evening included excerpt readings from “The Wash” by Philip Kan Gotanda, “Miss Minidoka 1943” by […]
Joel de la Fuente stars in Jeanne Sakata’s one-man show, “Hold These Truths,” inspired by the true story of University of Washington student Gordon Hirabayashi as he fought the U.S. government’s forcible and unconstitutional removal and incarceration of all people of Japanese ancestry on the West Coast during World War II.
Alumni from the University of Washington advanced the cause of diversity in their annual “Bridging the Gap” breakfast fundraiser on Oct. 26, hosted by the UW Multicultural Alumni Partnership. Five people were honored for making positive impacts in their communities: Polly Olsen, Alejandro C. Torres, Sarah Sense-Wilson, Lembhard G. Howell, and Diane Narasaki. Narasaki (class […]
Stephen Sumida, professor of American ethnic studies, received the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association of Asian American Studies, which honors an individual’s contribution to the advancement of Asian American studies. Sumida earned his Ph.D. in English in 1982 from the University of Washington. He committed to Asian American literary studies in 1975, when […]
By Samantha Pak NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Growing up in Seattle’s Chinatown–International District during World War II, Henry Lee has experienced his fair share of problems.