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 […]
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 […]
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 www.keokesilvano.com.
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 […]
The University of Washington’s Department of American Ethnic Studies in partnership with the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute will be hosting a free screening of AOKI on May 10, 2013. A question & answer with AOKI filmmakers Ben Wang & Mike Cheng will follow the screening. The event is free to the public and will […]
Cheryl Chow grew up in South Seattle, the daughter of long-time community activists, Ping and Ruby Chow. Ruby also served as a King County Councilwoman was a famed restaurateur. Chow followed in her mother’s footsteps; she became an activist for Asian Americans and a local politician. She coached the Seattle Chinese Girls Drill Team for […]
Cassie Chinn grew up in South Seattle, the daughter Kris and Chuck Chinn, popular former Principal in the Seattle School. After graduating from Franklin High School, she pursued a degree in Art History at the University of California at Berkeley. She returned to Seattle and completed her Master’s degree in Art History at the University […]
Nearly forty years since its inception, the International Examiner has come a long way from its humble beginnings in 1974. With a readership of 30,000, it is the oldest, non-profit Pan-Asian American newspaper. Established in the Pacific Northwest and named after Seattle’s International District, the International Examiner was initially a publication aimed at serving the […]