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 […]
By Marie Wong Northwest Asian Weekly It has been almost four months since the murder of Donnie Chin. The sensationalism of the story has waned from the general media as other stories have come to the forefront of the news. But for the people who live and work in the Chinatown-International District (C-ID), the profound […]
The American Ethnic Studies (AES) department at the University of Washington celebrated its 30th anniversary Oct. 12 with an open house. AES houses African American Studies, Asian American Studies and Chicano Studies. Students can major in the three specific areas or be a generalist (comparative American Ethnic Studies). The department was created by the communities […]
Chinese workers helped make the United States a lot more “united” by building the first
Stephen Sumida, professor of American ethnic studies, received the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association of Asian American Studies, which honors an individual’s contribution to the advancement of Asian American studies. Sumida earned his Ph.D. in English in 1982 from the University of Washington. He committed to Asian American literary studies in 1975, when […]
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — City supervisors on Friday overwhelmingly backed City Administrator Edwin Lee to be the interim mayor
More than 80 students and community members gathered outside California Sen. Barbara Boxer’s office on Nov. 12 to protest the scheduled
John Delloro, the national president of the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA), passed away from a heart attack in Los Angeles, Calif. He was 38.
U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke has appointed Paul Watanabe to be part of the Asian Advisory Committee for the 2010 Census.
When Kayomi Wada graduated from the University of Washington Tacoma (UWT) in the spring of 2008, she intended to pursue her master’s degree there as well, hoping to expand on her interests in Asian American (AA) and Black communities in North and South America.