Tasveer, a nonprofit organization that brings independent and progressive South Asian films and artists to the Pacific Northwest, will present the 9th Aaina, a South Asian Women’s festival, at the Seattle Asian Art Museum on April 25–April 27.
UW honors women of courage
The University of Washington presented its 2014 Women of Courage honorees for the “Women of Courage: Bridging the Divide Gala” on March 8. This year’s Gala focused on celebrating women in Washington state who are bridging social and economic divides in local and global communities. The 15 honorees included Mahnaz Aflatooni Javid, Ed.D, president and […]
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.
BLOG: Sawant vs. Murray and City Council
By Assunta Ng Newly elected Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant gave a fiery speech, overshadowing other City Council members’ swearing in at City Hall last Monday. A Socialist, Sawant gave a hard-line approach to push for her $15/hour minimum wage platform by creating a mass movement to pressure the mayor and City Council. She […]
Marching for $15
About 150 people passed through the International District on Dec. 5 during a march from SeaTac to Seattle City Hall in support of
Socialist wins seat on City Council
By Sue Misao Northwest Asian Weekly Nobody thought it could happen, but Kshama Sawant, the self-declared Socialist candidate,
EDITORIAL: You are all winners to us
The Nov. 5 election saw 10 API candidates in contested races throughout King County. Four were decidedly victorious; four others appear headed for overwhelming losses, while one is too close to call. In the days following election night, it was generally considered that Kshama Sawant, looking to replace Richard Conlin in his Seattle City Council […]
BLOG: Watch out for gutsy Asian female politicians
By Assunta Ng Who is Kshama Sawant? “Wow” was my reaction when I first saw her at the API forum.
Eight API candidates aim to topple incumbents, stake a claim in August primary
By Travis Quezon Northwest Asian Weekly Editor’s note: The original version of this article omitted Seattle City Council Candidate Kshama Sawant. Eight API candidates, six of whom are female, look to make waves in the August primary