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 […]

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 […]

Friday 03 May, 2013

Chinese American Heritage Societies Recap

A few weeks ago, the Chinese American Heritage Society held their conference here in Seattle. This event allowed individuals from all over the country to gather, reminisce and inspire action for present and future generations. Above is just a glance of the conference. For more pictures, please visit Keoke Silvano’s photography website at

Tuesday 23 April, 2013

Event Info: One Generation’s Time Film Screening

On May 4th, 2013 The Wing Luke Museum will be hosting a preview film screening of One Generation’s Time. It is a Seattle Channel documentary detailing the 1981 murders of two Filipino American cannery worker activists, their fight for fair labor conditions, the civil rights movement they helped foster and the ensuing effort to seek […]