On a hot day, in the alley outside the Sun May Company, around 100 people gathered to pay their respects to the fallen hero of the Chinatown-International District (CID).
By Zachariah Bryan NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY In everything but name, the case of Donnie Chin’s murder has gone cold. On Aug. 21, standing before a room of over 50 people at the International District/Chinatown Community Center, Assistant Chief Marc Garth Green gave an update on the investigation into Chin’s murder. “Unfortunately, I don’t have any […]
By Becky Chan Northwest Asian Weekly He died protecting his community. He avoided attention. A park he wanted for Chinatown-International District (CID), where he called home for almost 60 years, is now named after him — Donnie Chin Imarnternational Children’s Park. Police say Chin, founder and former director of the International District Emergency Center (IDEC), […]
InterIm CDA hosted a reception on June 28 to honor the completion of a permanent photo exhibit in the Donnie Chin Community Room at Hirabayashi Place. The exhibit features five large photos of Chin, plus an introduction and captions by renowned photographer and Chin’s lifelong friend, Dean Wong. To make arrangements to see the exhibit, […]
We are fast approaching the three-year mark since Donnie Chin was murdered in the International District. The community hero and unofficial patrolman of Chinatown was caught in a crossfire between rival gangs on South Lane Street in the middle of the night on July 23, 2015. He died from his wounds. And June 27 marked […]
By Irfan Shariff NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY On Chinese New Year in 1968, while still in middle school, Donnie Chin helped form the Asians for Unity Emergency Squad. The group emerged in response to the lack of attention given to the needs of Chinatown International District (CID) from police, fire, and other city departments. This group […]
By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY It takes a village to raise two newspapers. The village of Northwest Asian Weekly and Seattle Chinese Post consists of amazing leaders and remarkable people. And we lost many of them during the past 35 years of publishing. Since 2015, we lost four giants (Ruth Woo, Donnie Chin, Bob […]
Hundreds attended the third annual Donnie Chin BBQ on July 27 at Donnie Chin International Children’s Park. The tradition started after Chin’s murder — neighbors are invited to come together to bring food to share and build community. Leftovers were distributed to different nonprofits in the community. Chin, a beloved community leader, was killed in […]
On July 23, Donnie Chin’s family members and the International District Emergency Center (IDEC), of which Chin was executive director, hosted a vigil in Canton Alley to remember Chin’s life and the circumstances of his death. Speakers included Chin’s sister, Connie, as well as his best friend, Dean Wong, in addition to IDEC leaders. Chin […]
Seattle Fire Department employees and members of the community were honored at the Annual Awards Luncheon held at the Sheraton Hotel on May 10. Several awards were handed out, including the Lifetime Achievement Award to Battalion Chief Mike Nakamichi and the Compassionate Service Award to the late community leader Donnie Chin.