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By Arlene Kiyomi Dennistoun Northwest Asian Weekly In a show of force, about 2,000 Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) gathered in Tacoma on Sept. 15 in what was likely the largest unity and civic engagement event held in the nation. To mobilize AAPI voters, the Asian Pacific Islander Coalition (APIC) brought in busloads from […]
Katty Chow is one of the ten finalists in the 2016 AARP Asian American and Pacific Islander Community Hero Award Contest. Katty is the only finalist from Washington State, and was chosen from 77 applicants. Throughout the month of May, Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, the public can vote for their favorite finalist […]
Local organizations find solutions By Ruth Bayang NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Incomes for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) have failed to keep up with the rising cost of rents and home prices, according to a report, “Our Neighborhoods: Asian American and Pacific Islander Anti-Displacement Strategies,” released May 11. The report surveyed 15 AAPI and Native […]
Gov. Jay Inslee signed House Bill 1541 into law on March 30 at Aki Kurose Middle School in Seattle. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Sharon Tomiko Santos (D–Seattle), would implement strategies to close the educational opportunity gaps, and requires schools to collect and report data by Asian ethnicities so educators will have a better understanding […]
The API presidential caucus training took place on March 17 in Seattle. The planning committee – Rick Polintan, Toshiko Grace Hasegawa, Celia Jackson, Binah Palmer, Crystal Anguay-Reed, and Max Brown – said this was an inter-generational, inter-community grassroots organizing effort to educate the AAPI community about the presidential electoral process. Hasegawa said, “It’s about making […]
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 […]
Professor Don T. Nakanishi, a pioneer in the field of Asian American Studies, died on March 21. He was 66. Nakanishi was the Director Emeritus of the UCLA Asian American Studies Center, the largest and most renowned research and teaching institute in Asian American Studies in the nation. Born in East Los Angeles to former […]
Ekkarath “Ekk” Sisavatdy is the new director of the AANAPISI (Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution) program at Highline College. It is a new position at the college, resulting from a five-year, $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to increase enrollment of and provide extra support for AAPI students. Prior […]
University of Washington (UW) sophomore Janilla Augofie takes pride in being the first member in her family to go to college. But despite this accomplishment, Augofie has struggled in silence while navigating the educational system.