Wednesday 13 June, 2012

Join Now – OCA Seattle Walk for Rice Team

Saturday, June 30, 8 AM – noon Seward Park, 5902 Lake Washington Blvd S, Seattle * Walk for Rice is fund-raising event featuring a 2.4 mile walk or run. Walk for Rice attracts over 1,000 community members who raise funds to enable Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS) to buy rice and provide support services […]

Wednesday 13 June, 2012

EVENT: 2012 OCA National Convention

Thursday, August 2 through Sunday, August 5 Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada The theme of this year’s convention is GOTV2: Get Out To Vegas, Get Out The Vote. As OCA continues to move forward with its mission, the theme not only focuses on efforts to ensure that voices of APAs are amplified through […]

Wednesday 13 June, 2012


After the OCA membership meeting, cruise by Hing Hay Park and enjoy music, performances and entertainment celebrating LGBQT API diversity and culture – FREE. Saturday June 23, noon – 6 PM Hing Hay Park, Maynard Ave and S King Street, Seattle This event is hosted by Seattle’s own Aleksa Manila and sponsored in part by […]

Saturday 09 June, 2012

OCA EVENT: Membership Meeting & Dragon Boat Celebration

Saturday, June 23, Noon-2 pm Asian Resource Center 1025 S. King Street, Seattle, WA 98104 Free parking available Learn about upcoming OCA activities (e.g., Walk for Rice, Golden Circle Award, waterfront seaboard, etc.) and eat Dragon Festival food (zongzi, shumai, etc.) – FREE! Traditionally, the Chinese Dragon Boat Festival is on the 5th day of […]

Wednesday 06 June, 2012

Congressman Jim McDermott (D-WA): Statement on Hazing in the U.S. Military

Mr. Speaker, today I rise to remind my colleagues about the ongoing problem of hazing in the United States military. Hazing, particularly racially motivated hazing, undermines our military. Multiple suicides in 2011 by service members of color after suffering hazing drew increased attention to this problem. These incidents involved dehumanizing service members through racist taunting, […]

Wednesday 30 May, 2012

Thank You for Supporting Pvt. Danny Chen from OCA-NY

Thanks to EVERYONE who participated in the Birthday Card Campaign for Pvt. Danny Chen. In just ONE month–we collected over 9,000 birthday cards from 25 states and 9 different countries, including Hungary, Denmark, Germany, Sweden, Coatia, and Canada. On May 23rd, a delegation of 8 people from New York traveled by bus to hand-deliver over 9,000 Birthday […]

Monday 21 May, 2012

The Chinese Exclusion Acts: A Racist Chapter in U.S. Civil Rights History

This year marks the 130th year since the passage of the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882. It was the first federal law that excluded immigration of a single group of people based on race. Moreover, its passage was the start of eight decades of racist immigration policies towards Asians that began with Chinese exclusion, than […]

Saturday 12 May, 2012

LOST YEARS Pre-Screening Panel

In addition to the film, there will be a special pre-screening panel at the University of Washington presented by Seattle International Film Festival,Canadian Studies Center, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies & American Ethnic Studies (AES), University of Washington. The panel includes Co-Producer/ Director Kenda Gee, and OCA-Seattle board members Dr. Connie So (Senior Lecturer, AES) […]