By Laura Ohata Northwest Asian Weekly Lan Pham was only nine-years-old when she left Vietnam. “The refugee <!–more–>experience really defined my passion and what I would like to do as a kid and as an adult,” says Pham. “I witnessed violence, not only experienced through war, but the violence women refugees experience as part of […]
By Laura Ohata Northwest Asian Weekly I walk down a deserted street toward the Nickelsville homeless camp. I am a small woman, I am wearing a large camera, and I am alone.
By Assunta Ng How do you measure the success of an organization’s fundraising event? By the amount of money it raises? By the number of attendees or the quality of the program?
I first met Kathi in 1983. She called me and wondered if she could interview me about the Wah Mee Massacre. Her sweet voice made it hard for me to say no …
A reproduction of the late James Leong’s mural, “One Hundred Years’ History of the Chinese in America,” will be featured prominently on a decorative building wrap covering San Francisco Chinatown’s subway station on July 14. That’s the good news.
By James Tabafunda NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY The title of Sheryl WuDunn’s 2009 New York Times bestseller “Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide” comes from a Chinese proverb that says “Women hold up half the sky.” Last May, her appearance at the University of Oregon expanded on women’s importance in the world […]
By Assunta Ng Northwest Asian Weekly If you lament being alone and lonely during the holiday, here are some suggestions for you to rewrite your holiday routines with meaning and fun.
Homelessness is prevalent on the streets of Seattle and Bellevue. When Chang Rae Lee immigrated to Washington state years ago, he knew that
Another event I attended was the YWCA luncheon in Bellevue on March 16 with more than 1,200 women and a few men. The keynote speaker was Elizabeth Gilbert, bestselling author of “Eat, Love, Pray.” What she learned from a Muslim woman in a tiny island of Indonesia was this: Anyone who lives in your community is your responsibility. Anyone can be a benefactor; you just have to pay attention.
However, on Jan. 29 at China Harbor Restaurant in Seattle, men and women of all ages and ethnicities will get a chance to peek into the conference room as powerful women of various backgrounds, who own their own successful businesses or belong to corporations, convene to talk shop — so to speak.