The campaign for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton announced March 24 that it was appointing Jason Tengco to serve as its new Asian American Pacific Islander outreach director. In a news release March 25, KAYA: Filipino Americans for Progress called Tengco a powerful voice for the Filipino American community in his former role as the […]
By Ador Pereda Yano Northwest Asian Weekly Around fifty parents, youths, educators, and community members attended a Saturday afternoon event at El Centro de la Raza in Seattle Jan. 30 to discuss unfair school discipline practices, especially the unequal distribution of suspensions and expulsions among students of color in Washington state’s school system. To encourage […]
Beginning Jan. 19, the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs), in collaboration with the Action for Health Justice, will launch the third annual AAPI Affordable Care Act Week of Action, a public awareness drive to encourage AAPIs to enroll in the Health Insurance Marketplace by Jan. 31. To enroll, individuals can […]
Filipino Community of Seattle Executive Director Sheila Burrus has been chosen as the official White House Initiative on Asian American and Pacific Islanders delegate to attend the Asian Pacific Economic Council (APEC) Summit in Manila, Philippines, on Nov. 16-18. Initiated in the Philippines in 1996, the APEC CEO Summit is a business forum that focuses […]
By Ador Pereda Yano Northwest Asian Weekly For the first time, the White House marked the presidential recognition of the month of October as Filipino American History Month. On October 2nd, the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders sponsored an event in Washington DC to celebrate the history of Filipino Americans and […]
By Peggy Chapman Northwest Asian Weekly Councilmember John Okamoto invited the ethnic media for a question-and-answer session May 15. Okamoto was recently appointed as councilmember as a replacement for Sally Clark’s seat. The appointment is unusual because Okamoto will not be able to re-apply for re-election after his seven-month term. Q: What do you hope […]
There was community roundtable on immigration at the Wing Luke Museum <!–more–>January 29. It was hosted by White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, Asian Pacific Islander Coalition, and OneAmerica. The roundtable seeked to raise awareness among AAPIs on the Administration’s executive actions on immigration. (end)
Two former NW Asian Weekly Summer Youth Leadership Program (SYLP) Coordinators, Yolanda Eng and Tony Vo
May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, and one way Seattle is celebrating is with a free afternoon of family fun and cultural festivities from 11:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Seattle Center Armory on Sunday, May 4.
Last week, the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI) hosted its first National AAPI Community Google+ Hangout and announced the release of the 2014–2015 Federal Agency Plans.