Photojournalist Dean Wong shared photos from his new book, “Seeing the Light: Four Decades in Chinatown” (Chin Music Press), at a May 28 book reading at the Wing Luke Museum. Juxtaposing photographs with short essays, the book documents the complex and evolving neighborhoods that are cultural, political, and historic sanctuaries for the Asian American community. […]
How do we describe a hero? — Remembering Donnie Chin
“He loved the kids of this neighborhood. Last month a toddler ran into King St and got hit by a car. Donnie responded first. The three generations of this family just stopped by Sun May to show him the baby was okay. Besides being our safety and medical emergency responder, Donnie was a community history […]
How do we honor Donnie Chin?
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly The community is still grieving Donnie Chin’s death. There are several ways which we can help the community to heal. One is to help the police to find the killer(s). Meantime, here is what the community can do to honor Chin. 1. Continue IDEC’s mission Teresita Batayola, International Community Health […]
BLOG: Seattle’s Chinatown loses its dragon — Donnie Chin’s tragic death unites the community
By Assunta Ng “Donnie Chin is our dragon,” said Dean Wong at Chin’s candlelight vigil at the Hing Hay Park this past weekend. In Chinese culture, the dragon symbolizes excellence, boldness, perseverance, power, heroism, and nobility. Chin’s death has transformed the Chinatown International District ID overnight–bringing a protest, two community meetings demanding answers and justice from city officials, […]
July 16: Canton Alley Art Exhibit features local artists and musicians
This year, Sun May Company hosted the Canton Alley Art Exhibit in the International District. This year’s exhibit included artists Eun-Young Wan, Carina del Rosario, Gary Tang, Dean Wong, Jeff Wendland, the band Sometimes Astronauts, and others.
Budget cuts threaten vitality of emergency center
Much like the backstage crew of a great performance, the International District Emergency Center (IDEC) works behind the scenes of the district at night by
Letter: Chinese Americans protest the Bodies exhibit
We watched, with repulsion, the return of the Bodies exhibit to Seattle this fall. We are offended and disgusted at the disingenuous attempt to disguise the commercial displaying of human bodies as “education.” There are ways to educate the general public about the human body and disease without mining dead bodies for their shock value.