By Kai Curry Northwest Asian Weekly “Okage sama de (I am who I am because of you).” It is a Japanese phrase that Toshiko Grace Hasegawa wears as a tattooed reminder, and the theme of the Unity of Voices virtual celebration on Jan. 13, organized by Black and Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community […]
By Mahlon Meyer Northwest Asian Weekly Sital Kalantry was a young girl when her parents sent her back to India to stay with her grandmother. During that summer, her grandmother told her that she was going to “marry her off to a rich man” so she’d never have to worry about anything except her household. […]
By Mahlon Meyer Northwest Asian Weekly A student wearing a black rain slicker reached down with a long trash picker, clamped down on a needle, and deposited it in a biohazard receptacle held by another student. The act was small, but it indicated the resolve of almost 150 people who showed up on Jan. 15 […]
Seattle police responded to a shooting at 8th Avenue South and South King Street on Jan. 17 at around 2:40 p.m. When officers arrived, they found a 53-year-old man with a graze wound. The victim was transported to Harborview Medical Center in stable condition. The victim told police that he and the suspect had a […]
Pacific Northwest Ballet (PNB) principal dancer Noelani Pantastico has announced that after a 25-year dancing career, she is retiring to accept a position on the faculty of Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet (CPYB). Pantastico trained at CPYB before being hired at PNB in 1997. “Leaving this magnificent career is one of the most difficult, heart-wrenching decisions […]
Kin On Health Care Center announced on Jan. 7 that CEO Min Chang has accepted another position outside of Kin On and that the Board of Directors has appointed Michael Woo as interim CEO, effective March 1. “We are so fortunate to have Michael’s steadfast leadership in place during this time of transition,” said Board […]
Luly Yang won nine awards in fashion design at the 15th Annual International Design Awards. The Seattle-based designer claimed four Honorable Mentions, a Bronze Award, two Silvers, and two Gold Awards for her contributions to the industry. The Gold Winners include the Luly Yang Bridal collection and her designs for the Alaska Airlines Uniform Program. […]
Time is running out to see the Chinese American WWII Veterans Congressional Gold Medal Display at the Wing Luke Museum. The display will be in the museum lobby through Jan. 28. Wing Luke Museum is open from Thursday through Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Cindy Wong-Li, the corporate relations manager at Vibrant Cities, was honored on Jan. 13 for her role in organizing the Unity of Voices event. She received a gift and Certificate of Appreciation. At Vibrant Cities, Wong-Li manages and cultivates corporate relationships and events, which aligns with her love to build and sustain the community. She […]
Melissa Ponder has led a career dedicated to promoting equity and eliminating disparities—first in the education and nonprofit fields, and now through her photography.