The Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs is accepting funding applications for its Youth Arts program. The program supports arts training for Seattle’s middle and high school youth outside of school hours in all artistic disciplines, including visual and literary arts, theater, music, dance, and film.
In about 100 days, on April 1, the 2010 Census — the nationwide head count required by the Constitution — begins. And it is critical for Asian Americans, a community likely to have some problems due to language barriers or fear of the government, to be counted.
We watched, with repulsion, the return of the Bodies exhibit to Seattle this fall. We are offended and disgusted at the disingenuous attempt to disguise the commercial displaying of human bodies as “education.” There are ways to educate the general public about the human body and disease without mining dead bodies for their shock value.
Takisaki had eight siblings and was living in Seattle when the United States entered World War II. His mother, Mine Takehana, died soon after she gave birth to her last child. Takisaki and his siblings were raised by their father, Tomotsu S. Takizaki (the spelling of the surname was later changed), a grocery store and antique store owner, who was born in Tokyo.