The chancellor and CEO of the Community College of Seattle, Shouan Pan, received the Virgil S. Lagomarcino Laureate Award from Iowa State University College of Human Sciences. This award honors graduates who are nationally and internationally recognized for their meritorious service or distinguished achievement in the field of education. A virtual ceremony was held on […]
The White House announced on March 30 that President Joe Biden declared his intent to nominate Florence Y. Pan to fill a judicial vacancy on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia (D.C.). Pan is an attorney and jurist serving as the first Asian American Associate Judge of the D.C. Superior Court. She […]
Two mounted patrol officers did their rounds last week in the Chinatown-International District. We spotted Stephan Arulaid and Matt Chase at Hing Hay Park. While most people think it’s fun that these officers get to ride horses as part of their job, it’s not so fun when there is horse poop. The mounted officer must […]
The Seattle Cherry Blossom & Japanese Cultural Festival will be presented virtually this year on April 9–11, from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. at cherryblossomfest.org. The annual festival seeks to deepen understanding and highlight the cultural contributions and achievements of Japan and Japanese Americans. The festival includes online performances, martial arts, exhibits and demonstrations, documentaries, and Japanese […]
By Mahlon Meyer Northwest Asian Weekly After 20 minutes of listening to exhortations to Asian Americans to give back to their society as a way to build community and find safety, Annie Ren found she did not agree. “As a Chinese American, even if I don’t participate in government, even if I don’t give back […]
By GENE JOHNSON Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington Legislature has approved a bill aimed at shutting down one of the country’s largest for-profit, privately run immigration jails. Led by majority Democrats, the state Senate voted 28-21 on March 30 in favor of a measure that would ban for-profit detention centers in the state. […]
Seattle Rice Society.
The group has more to do with strengthening Asian American voices than with food. It organized the “Stop Asian Hate” rally on April 3 in the Chinatown-International District, in response to the Georgia killing of eight people, including six Asian women last month.
By Stacy Nguyen Northwest Asian Weekly Kim Phạm, the publisher of Người Việt Tây Bắc (Northwest Vietnamese News), died in his sleep on March 30, at the age of 71. He passed four months beyond what was predicted for him, after he suffered a mild heart attack, after his doctors discovered and alerted him that […]
By Ruth Bayang Northwest Asian Weekly A teenage boy was arrested on April 2 in connection with a filmed attack on an Asian couple that Tacoma police have been investigating as a hate crime. The investigation began after a video of the attack—which was forwarded to the Northwest Asian Weekly—surfaced on social media. Police tweeted […]
The Wing Luke Museum—which closed over a year ago, then reopened and closed in the fall—is excited about its upcoming exhibit, “Community Spread: How We Faced a Pandemic.” The exhibit, set to open in May, features community stories of loss, hardship, and resilience—including a video of the same theme produced by the Northwest Asian Weekly. […]