At a young age, Sili Savusa was exposed to community work through her parents. As a result of a hurricane in Samoa in the 1970s, her parents did a lot of organizing to help with the relief of those affected. Through that work and the ability to help the community, her parents started the first Samoa nonprofit agency.
By Ador Pereda Yano Northwest Asian Weekly “Okage Sama De” (in your honored shadow): These words are important to Bill Tashima, who has taken the difficult lessons of the past and used them to advocate for social change in the present. For his long-time service to the Asian Pacific American community, Tashima is being honored […]
By Louise Kashino Takisaki Northwest Asian Weekly My dedication to support the Nisei Veterans Committee is because of the importance of preserving our history, especially during WWII. Our mission at NVC is to “Honor the Past; Educate the Future.” The history books have included very little on the Japanese incarceration during WWII, so it is […]
By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly The freezing outdoor temperature did not dampen the warm atmosphere of handshaking and extended congratulations inside the House of Hong Restaurant.
Hyeok Kim, of Seattle, has been elected to the Northwest Area Foundation Board of Directors. She will begin her three-year term at the regularly scheduled board meeting in February 2014. Kim, a native of Seoul, Korea, is the executive director of Interim Community Development Association, a nonprofit affordable housing and community development organization serving Asian, […]
This week, we ran three stories about artists on our front page. We showcased movie producer and director Christina Yao, award-winning fashion designer Gahee Bae, and famed South Korean visual and multimedia artist Do-Ho Suh.
He loves Tchaikovsky and Rachmaninov. He is also an unassuming retiree who likes to mentor young people.
“You should not honor this person,” one person said. “She is overexposed.” Just because others have honored her before is not a valid reason
Born during a period of emerging diversity in education and politics, advocating social change is inherent to Ruthann Kurose.
Betty Patu, 61, is the newly elected Seattle School Board director of District 7, one made up of mostly students of color. She officially began her new job on Dec. 2 and really looks forward to working with all of the city’s teachers, principals, parents, as well as the overall community.