Former Seattle Seahawk Doug Baldwin Jr. will serve as undergraduate commencement speaker at Seattle University commencement ceremonies at Climate Pledge Arena on June 12, and University of Southern California Professor Viet Thanh Nguyen, PhD, will speak at the graduate ceremony.
A lesson from the past, for our future
Japanese American Fred Korematsu (1919–2005), a Nisei, made American legal history in 1942. With the help of the American Civil Liberties Union, he fought against his government-mandated internment in a camp.
Seattle becomes first U.S. city to let Uber drivers unionize
By Phuong Le Associated Press Seattle on Monday became the first city in the nation to allow drivers of ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Lyft to unionize over pay and working conditions. Supporters erupted into cheers after the City Council voted 8-0 in favor of the legislation, which is seen as a test case […]
Educator Lisa Zhao offers business insight
By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly Lisa Zhao knows how to talk business. Her students listen. She is Professor, Management, and Lawrence K. Johnson Endowed Chair of Entrepreneurship at Seattle University’s Albers School of Business and Economics. She has an extensive background in teaching business at the academic level. A sample of her teaching areas includes […]
COMMENTARY: What’s going to happen to the C-ID without Donnie Chin?
By Marie Wong Northwest Asian Weekly It has been almost four months since the murder of Donnie Chin. The sensationalism of the story has waned from the general media as other stories have come to the forefront of the news. But for the people who live and work in the Chinatown-International District (C-ID), the profound […]
Food and sh** to consider — Filipino American couple makes it palatable
By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Business owners Chera Amlag and George “Geo” Quibuyen know quite a lot about leadership and activism – universal human connection, in other words. The husband-and-wife team work as volunteer community organizers who are not only interested in social change but also in showing that their ideas can help make […]
Rotary Club awards scholarships
The Seattle International District Rotary Club awarded Victoria Vong and Shen Yao, high school seniors, $2,000 educational scholarships. The Seattle International District Rotary Club is committed to higher education and since 1988 has supported local graduating seniors. Victoria Vong Victoria will graduate from Garfield High School in June, where she has carried a 3.95 GPA. […]
Fighting against modern-day slavery — Facing the facts about human trafficking
By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Bruises and broken bones are just some of the visible signs seen in human trafficking victims. They accompany less visible and more tragic results such as psychological and emotional trauma and even death. Sister Mary John Mananzan visited Seattle University’s Campion Ballroom on May 18 as the keynote speaker […]
Cheated — Fighting scams targeting minorities and ethnic neighborhoods
By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Con artists and their deceptive tactics continue to get vulnerable immigrants to hand over their cash. New America Media teamed with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and got law enforcement officials and community advocates to come together for a press conference billed as “Spotting and Avoiding Scams in Our […]
‘Star Trek’ and social media hero George Takei is 2015 Tomodachi Award winner
By James Tabafunda Northwest Asian Weekly Tomodachi is a Japanese word meaning friend. “Star Trek” actor and gay rights advocate George Takei is the newest friend of the Japanese Cultural & Community Center of Washington (JCCCW). The organization named him as its 2015 Tomodachi Award winner at the Seventh Annual Tomodachi Luncheon on March 27. […]
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