Sunday 01 December, 2013

OCA – Greater Seattle donates to Philippines typhoon relief efforts

The OCA Seattle board voted to donate $1000 to the Philippines typhoon relief. We will make $500 donations to the “Active Citizenship Foundation,” based on the recommendation from Cindi Domingo, and another $500 to the “National Alliance of Filipino Concerns,” based on Connie’s recommendation.


Monday 25 November, 2013

Job Opportunity – Public Health – Emergency Medical Services – Vulnerable Populations Project/Program Manager

Job announcement can be found in the link below Job Opportunity Link Job Title: Project / Program Manager II – Emergency Medical Services Opening Date/Time: Thu. 11/21/13 12:00 AM Pacific Time Closing Date/Time: Mon. 12/02/13 4:30 PM Pacific Time Salary: $31.66 – $40.13 Hourly $5,487.73 – $6,955.87 Monthly Job Type: Career Service Location: Chinook Building, […]


Tuesday 05 November, 2013

OCA-GS 2013 Year-End Luncheon

OCA Greater Seattle Year-End Luncheon has been announced! Our year-end membership luncheon will be held at 1 PM, November 10, at the Rainier Restaurant. The restaurant has parking in the rear and is located at 6408 Martin Luther King Way South, Seattle —just south of Graham Street and not far from Joy Palace Restaurant. We […]


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 […]