Friday 13 September, 2013

No Justice For Jeff Chen

by Doug Chin, OCA Greater Seattle President The decision by federal Judge Thomas Zilly to overturn the unanimous verdict of an 8-person jury that the City of Medina and City Manager Donna Hanson fired Police Chief Jeff Chen because of racial discrimination and to order a new trial was atrocious. Judge Zilly decided that Chen’s […]


Tuesday 10 September, 2013

2013 Golden Circle Nominations

Annually, OCA-GS’ Golden Circle Award is given to individuals or organizations that have made a significant contribution to the betterment of the Chinese and Asian Pacific American Communities. This year, we are asking for your input in the selection of OCA – Greater Seattle’s Golden Circle Awards. We are asking that you nominate three individuals […]


Tuesday 13 August, 2013

“Changing The Narrative: APIs in the media” re-focuses for a new generation

When Umeko Motoyoshi was a young girl, she struggled to find relatable characters on TV and in movies. As a mixed race Japanese American, she saw neither herself nor her Japanese family represented positively, if at all. In fact, the only Asian woman she saw on TV was Ling Woo, a classic Dragon Lady who […]


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 […]


Wednesday 12 June, 2013

2013 OCA-GS Summer Luncheon

OCA Greater Seattle Summer Luncheon has been announced! The OCA- Greater Seattle General Membership Luncheon will be at Sun Ya Restaurant (605 7th Ave. So., Seattle) on Saturday, June 29th, and begins at 12:15. The luncheon is free to OCA members and $10 for non-members. Doug Chin will talk briefly on the recently released book […]


Wednesday 12 June, 2013

Event Info: Changing the Narrative: APIs in media

EVENT TO EXPLORE PORTRAYAL OF ASIAN PACIFIC ISLANDER AMERICANS IN MEDIA Japanese American Citizens League presents ‘Changing the Narrative’ SEATTLE — The public is invited to attend a free event “Changing the Narrative: Asian Pacific Islanders in Media” at Seattle University. This fun, high-energy event will feature Kevin Bang, co-founder of the Seattle Asian American […]


Thursday 16 May, 2013

Fire Medina City Manager Hanson

By Doug Chin, OCA Greater Seattle chapter president Opinion In March, an eight-person federal jury’s found the City of Media and its City Manager Donna Hanson guilty of firing former Police Chief Jeffrey Chen because of his race. As Chen’s attorney Marianne Jones stated, Hanson fired Chen because of ‘old school racism.’ “Donna Hanson,” said […]