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Friday 02 February, 2018

OCA Statement on the State of the Union

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 31 January 2018 Contact: Thu Nguyen | Communications Associate tnguyen@ocanational.org | 202.223.5500 Washington, DC – OCA-Asian Pacific American Advocates released the following statement in response to President Trump’s State of the Union Address: In a moment when the topic of immigration is paramount, we are disappointed that the President used the State […]

Wednesday 15 March, 2017

Kent Shooting of a Sikh Man

Last week a Sikh man in Kent was told “go back to your own country” before he was shot in his driveway. This incident, along with the shooting of two Indian men in Kansas, was not a coincidence but a reflection of the current political climate here in the United States. Since the election, xenophobia, […]

Saturday 21 January, 2017

City of Edmonds looks to fill Diversity Commission

(Edmonds – WA) –Edmonds residents interested in working on issues, programs and activities associated with the changing demographics of our community and enhancing an environment of mutual respect and understanding are encouraged to apply to fill an open position on the City’s Diversity Commission. The purpose of the Edmonds Diversity Commission is to promote an […]

Thursday 22 December, 2016

OCA-Greater Seattle Support I-873

OCA Asian Pacific American Advocates – Greater Seattle Chapter supports Yes on 873, Not This Time! and Washington for Good Policing. In light of the countless tragic shooting incidents around the country involving police officers, we believe that Washington State hold their police officers accountable when deadly force is used. We believe that amending the […]

Monday 21 November, 2016

OCA-Greater Seattle Statement on Donald Trump

OCA-GS Statement on Donald Trump OCA Asian Pacific American Advocates – Greater Seattle believes that consequences of Trump’s presidency on the APIA will be harmful, especially among our newer immigrants and poor, because of his exclusionary and white nationalistic policies: Trump’s and the Republican’s repeal of the Affordable Health Care Act will result in millions […]

Wednesday 31 August, 2016

OCA Asian Pacific American Advocates – Greater Seattle Mourns the Loss of Community Leader Bob Santos

OCA Asian Pacific American Advocates—Greater Seattle is greatly saddened and deeply mourns the passing of longtime community leader “Uncle” Bob Santos. “No one has done more to revitalize Seattle’s Chinatown/International District and fight for civil rights and social justice than Bob Santos,” said OCA Greater Seattle president Jacqueline Wu. “He was an icon who has […]

Wednesday 06 July, 2016

Asian Pacific Islanders say not enough Seattle officers reflect their community

Almost a year after Donnie Chin, a crusader for the International District, was gunned down, activists in the Asian Pacific Islander community say his unsolved slaying highlights a much larger problem in the Seattle Police Department. OCA-Greater Seattle members Frankie Irigon, Doug Chin, and Alan Sugiyama talked with KIRO about the lack of API representation […]

Friday 17 June, 2016

Free Passes to The Music of Strangers!

We’re giving away two pair of passes to THE MUSIC OF STRANGERS: YO-YO MA AND THE SILK ROAD ENSEMBLE! Email info@ocaseattle.org to be entered into a drawing from now till Wednesday, June 22nd and you may have a chance to win. The Music of Strangers opens on Friday, June 24th and will show at either […]