Seattle Channel won 20 Government Programming Awards, including 10 first-place wins, from the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors at the group’s annual meeting in Philadelphia last month. The first place AAPI winners include: Susan Han, senior producer of City Inside/Out in the Public Affairs category; Shannon Gee, executive producer in the Interview/Talk Show […]
A Chinaman’s chance: The immigrant’s journey — Eric Liu on race, immigration, and citizenship
By Minal Singh Northwest Asian Weekly On Jan. 14, University of Washington School of Law held a question and answer session with Eric Liu, founder of Citizen University, interviewed by Robert Chang, director of the Korematsu Center. The interview between these two law professors engaged on the topic of race, immigration, and citizenship.
Eric Liu on being a Chinese American
By Andrew Hamlin Northwest Asian Weekly An author, activist, and cultural analyst, Eric Liu teaches civic leadership at the
“Documented” by Vargas gets to heart of immigration debate
By Evangeline Cafe Northwest Asian Weekly Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas spurred conversations about what it means to be American when he outed himself as an undocumented immigrant in an essay published in the New York Times Magazine in June 2011. Vargas is now shedding more light on his story of heartbreak and […]
Take a more balanced view of “banana slip”
Dear Editor, Eric Liu’s recent commentary in your paper (originally appearing on CNN) titled “China’s Awkward Banana Slip,” referencing China’s view that Gary Locke is a “banana,” is written from a viewpoint of political correctness, but with somewhat sensationalistic undertones. My position is that we should take a more balanced view of this particular comment that was […]
COMMENTARY: China’s awkward banana slip
By Eric Liu Special For Northwest Asian Weekly A few days ago in Beijing, as Gary Locke wrapped up his tenure as United States Ambassador to China, he was lambasted in a Chinese state media editorial. The piece called Locke a “guide dog” and said he had stirred an “evil wind.” Worst of all, it […]
Justice Sotomayor charms, inspires at Town Hall
By Evangeline Cafe Northwest Asian Weekly On the evening of March 10, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor spoke to an eager
Mayor’s advisory committee to address income inequality
Calling it a “disparity strikes at the very core of who we are as a democratic society,” Mayor Ed Murray last month committed to addressing Seattle’s growing income divide.
Eric Liu participates in ‘Superman is an Immigrant’ campaign
Eric Liu, current host of Seattle Voices and former Clinton advisor and speechwriter, took part in the HP Alliance and Define American’s “Superman is an Immigrant” campaign, providing a picture and personal story to the project. Liu’s contribution read “2nd Generation Chinese American[.] My grandfather’s name meant ‘Deliverance of the Nation’[.] I AM THE AMERICAN WAY[.]” […]
What does the Asian Weekly mean to you?
What does the Asian Weekly mean to you? “To me, the Asian Weekly is about giving young people the chance to shine and to give them the tools and experiences needed to grow as leaders. Through its newspaper internships, its many scholarships, its Summer Youth Leadership Program, and the fact that Assunta Ng has been […]