The ruthless and senseless killing of eight people—including six women of Asian descent in Georgia on March 16—touched the nerves and ignited deep anger inside Asians in the U.S. Through heavy rain, 3,000 people attended the Stop Asian Hate Rally in Seattle just four days after the shooting.
My family and I emigrated from Korea a little over four decades ago. I spent my childhood growing up in the eastside of Tacoma, always being the only “Asian kid” at school and in the neighborhood.
By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Mayor Jenny Durkan had planned to speak at Gov. Jay Inslee’s press conference in Chinatown to denounce anti-Asian hate on Mar. 22. It didn’t happen. API Chaya announced that a rally would be held on the same day, time, and place as the governor’s event a few days prior. […]
By Mahlon Meyer Northwest Asian Weekly While Vicky Schiantarelli was going to college in the 1970s, she was the only Latina woman working construction sites in and around Seattle. Her grandmother, a serf from the border of Mongolia and Russia who had escaped Siberia in 1902, had taught her carpentry. And Schiantarelli, who was born […]
By Ruth Bayang NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Small businesses affected by COVID-19—especially those that had to close due to public health and safety measures—can now apply for up to $25,000 in round four of Working Washington grants. Award amounts will vary and will take into account previous Working Washington awards received from the Washington State Department […]
By Carolyn Bick This story originally appeared in the South Seattle Emerald Tommy Le loved to cook and garden with his grandmother and do landscaping work with his father. He was friendly with his teachers. He loved to play chess. He had a curiosity that made him seek out deeply philosophical texts—a trait so unique […]
By KATHLEEN RONAYNE and OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom nominated a progressive Filipino American state assemblyman as California’s next attorney general on March 24, ensuring a push from the top for criminal justice reform and other liberal priorities in the nation’s most populous state. Assemblyman Rob […]
Organizers said thousands rallied in Bellevue on March 20 against anti-Asian hate crimes. United Chinese Americans of Washington (UCAWA) organized the event, which was co-sponsored by the Huazhong University of Science and Technology Alumni Association of Seattle (HUSTAA), Greater Seattle Chinese Chamber of Commerce, Ethnic Chamber of Commerce Coalition, Seattle Chinese American Alliance, Korean American […]
On March 8, International Community Health Services (ICHS) held Employee Appreciation Luncheons across its clinics. Employees who were honored as part of the Asian Weekly’s Community Health Excellence Award were given their plaques. They also enjoyed food and drinks donated by Viet Wah.
Seattle artist Stewart Wong has been selected to design the 1886 Anti-Chinese Riot public artwork that will permanently recognize the expulsion of Chinese from Seattle. Among Wong’s credits are collaborative installations of artwork in the Wing Luke Museum Community Hall with artist Ron Ho, and a New Mexico commission with artist Cheryll Leo-Gwin, commemorating the […]