BOTHELL, Wash. (AP) — Fifth-grader Karan Brar went to school this week like most kids his age. He also got to do something few kids get the chance to ever do.
Senate resolution aimed to expose neglected Filipino history
Halloween has some competition. The Washington State Senate unanimously voted earlier this month to recognize October as Filipino National History Month.
Cross-Pacific neighbors touch hands for first time
On March 12, a delegation of American Indians and representatives of the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture traveled to Hokkaido, Japan, visiting four different regions, in an effort to support the revitalization of cultural heritage of the Ainu, who were formally recognized by Japan’s government in 2008 as Japan’s indigenous people.
McGinn picks ID for first neighborhood tour
Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn entered the Wing Luke Asian Museum on Thursday, March 18, for his first neighborhood tour in the city. There was no red carpet, receiving line, or bowing from his audience. What was notable, though, was that the crowd was much bigger than the crowd McGinn’s predecessors had gathered.
Diversity Makes a Difference – Part 5
Northwest Asian Weekly’s Diversity Makes a Difference scholarship program celebrates young people who are committed to reaching out across cultural lines. Students are nominated by their school as being champions of diversity. Of those students, a judging panel will choose five winners who will receive $1,000 scholarships and eight finalists who will receive $200 scholarships.
Net produces new generation of China activists
BEIJING (AP) — Lin Xiuying believes her daughter bled to death after being gang-raped two years ago by a group of thugs that had ties to the police in their southern Chinese town.
Sacramento charters school focusing on Hmong
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — School board trustees have approved a Sacramento charter campus focusing on Hmong children.
Serial killings highlight Indonesian child abuse
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — When a seemingly kind street vendor confessed to the sexual abuse and murders of 14 boys, it was a story that was both shocking — and familiar.
Renton’s Imago Dei seeks to bridge cultures with Christianity
“A lot of us see ourselves as a misfit church,” said Pastor John Kim of the Imago Dei church, located in Renton at Kennydale Elementary School. Kim founded the church in April 2009.
Wages of native-born disproportionate to immigrants’ wages
Native-born workers in the United States at every educational level experience modest wage increases relative to foreign-born workers in the United States as a result of new immigration, according to a new report from the Economic Policy Institute.