On Jan. 19, the Metropolitan King County Council declared January Human Trafficking Awareness Month in recognition of the ongoing effort to call attention to this form of modern day slavery. “In order to stop the scourge of human trafficking in our county, we need a coordinated and unified response,” said Councilmember Jeanne Kohl-Welles, a co-sponsor […]
Chun swears in and congratulates new lawyers
King County Superior Court Judge John Chun swore in new lawyers September 23 at the King County Courthouse. The new lawyers, included one of his first externs (from earlier this year), Sho Ly. “Congratulations to all the new admittees to the Washington State Bar,” Judge Chun stated. Chun also recently taught at the National Institute […]
API Chaya 20th Annual Vigil Program — Kapwa 2: Continuing a Legacy of Survivorship
The public is invited to join API Chaya’s 20th Annual Candlelight Vigil programs. As an organization that provides domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking services to Asian, South Asian, and Pacific Islander communities, API Chaya offers spaces of healing to honor lives lost to domestic and sexual violence. This year, the vigil will be […]
Keeping the name but changing the meaning — How King County changed its own history and honored MLK
When researching the history of King County, it gave our staff the shivers. The historical documents reveal a beautiful tribute to a beautiful man.
Gov. picks Yu
By Rachel La Corte Associated Press OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) – King County Superior Court Judge Mary Yu was appointed to the Washington state Supreme Court on Thursday, and she will be the first openly gay justice, as well as the first Asian American, to serve on the state’s high court.
The Asian & Pacific Islander Safety Center and CHAYA holds 17th annual candlelight vigil
On March 8, more than 200 people came together at the King County Courthouse to hold a candlelight vigil to honor all victims and survivors of domestic violence. The annual event, organized by the Asian & Pacific Islander Safety Center along with CHAYA, is also aimed to reach out to the community to raise awareness […]
Using art to end violence?
Last Friday night, the auditorium at the Filipino Community Center was packed for the debut of Seattle’s one-night-only iVow performance. The audience watched attentively as community members recounted how violence had affected the personal lives of the Asian and Pacific Islander (API) female cast.
Members of the Metropolitan King County Council met with Ni Xiaoqian, vice chairperson of Wujin Chinese