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Monday 07 August, 2017

OCA National Awards 2017

OCA Greater Seattle won the following chapter awards at the just convened 2017 OCA National Convention:


Saturday 17 October, 2015

2015 Fall Newsletter

Fall Report to Chapter Members. There was a flourish of activity this past summer and a lot happening with our chapter. This Fall Report is to provide you with a brief summary of some of the more important. Resolution Regarding Chinese. In early August, we worked with the local chapter of the Chinese American Citizens Alliance, to […]


Donnie Chin - Photo by Han Eckelberg
Wednesday 29 July, 2015

Donnie Chin—A Man of His People

We at OCA-Greater Seattle are stunned, shocked, and saddened by the loss of our friend, Donnie Chin. Our condolences go out to his family. Donnie embodied what is best about our community. He was selfless, caring, hard-working, and modest; a true hero for all of us in the Asian American community. Donnie dedicated his life […]


Thursday 05 February, 2015

OCA National Summer Internship Program

OCA – Asian Pacific American Advocates, a national membership-driven organization dedicated to advancing the political, social, and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans (APAs), opens applications for its Summer 2015 Internship Program. To commemorate the 26th anniversary of the OCA Internship Program, OCA invites students from across the nation to apply for its summer cohort. […]


Tuesday 30 December, 2014

OCA Greater Seattle Meets with Mayor Murray and Police Chief

On Thursday, December 18, members of OCA-Greater Seattle and other concerned people attended a meeting with Mayor Ed Murray and Seattle Police Department Chief Kathleen O’Toole at City Hall to discuss the concerns shared by many Asian and Pacific Islander Americans (APIA) regarding enforcement of hate crime arrests, the victimization of APIs and APIAs, the […]


Monday 07 July, 2014

2014 Semiannual Review of OCA Projects

OCA National News Doug Chin represented our chapter at the OCA National meeting in Houston in April. At the meeting, our chapter was able to pass a resolution regarding hepatitis B – which disproportionately affects Asians – mandating OCA National to “ask the Armed Forces Committees of both houses of the U.S. Congress to approve legislation requiring the […]


Wednesday 17 July, 2013

OCA-Greater Seattle mourns the passing of Kip Tokuda

“Some leaders are respected and some are liked. He was both. You listened to what he had to say because he listened to you,” said Ron Chew, director of the International Community Health Services Foundation, who counted himself among the people Mr. Tokuda mentored. OCA – Greater Seattle is greatly sadden and deeply mourns the […]


Sunday 23 June, 2013

Next generations tell the buried tales of Chinese Northwesterners

The backbreaking struggle of the Northwest’s first Chinese comes to light. By Ron Judd Pacific NW staff writer Source: The Seattle Times THE KEEPERS of the story can point to pieces of it lying, half-buried, all around us. A granite marker near a shoreline in Bellingham declares: “Chinese Deadline: No Chinese beyond this point, 1898 […]


Monday 13 May, 2013

Chinese in Washington State

OCA Greater Seattle publishes a revealing book on the incredible but the little known story of Chinese Americans, the fastest and largest Asian American group in the State. The Chinese in Washington State by Art and Doug Chin The OCA – Greater Seattle is extremely pleased to publish The Chinese in Washington State, a book […]


Wednesday 10 October, 2012

OCA Stands in Proud Support of Equal Opportunity Policies

In a rally at the United States Supreme Court today, hundreds of community advocates assembled to show their support of equal opportunity policies during the oral arguments of the Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin case where the plaintiff is asserting that diversity and inclusion practices are unconstitutional. However, equal opportunity practices have become […]