Tuesday 12 March, 2013

Event Info: ICHS Gala “Bloom”

International Community Health Services (ICHS) is a nonprofit community health center that offers affordable health care services to Seattle and King County’s Asian, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities, as well as other underserved communities. The ICHS Foundation’s annual fundraising gala, “Bloom,” brings together patients, supporters and ICHS staff members to raise money for uncompensated […]


Tuesday 12 March, 2013

Event Info: Asian Americans in the Media

The University of Washington’s American Ethnic Studies in conjunction with the Seattle Asian American Film Festival will be hosting a screening of various films that focus on Asian Americans in the media. Films to be shown: More Than a Face in the Crowd (2013) Directed by Sami Chan Keye Luke (2012) Directed by Timothy Tau […]


Sunday 10 March, 2013

Event Info: 23rd Annual Walk for Rice

Register with OCA – Greater Seattle here! It’s time to take action! The 23rd Annual Walk for Rice campaign has officially launched! Last year, thanks to your support, we raised a record-breaking $225,000 for our Food Bank by the end of 2012! With only three months away, we invite you to join us as we […]


Wednesday 24 October, 2012

2012 Golden Circle Awardee: Raymond Chinn

“If we build it, they will come back. If property owners in the International District develop new housing, people will come back to live in the community.” -Raymond Chinn, March 2009 Raymond Chinn’s grandfather came from Guangdong Province in 1894. His father, Hugh Chin, arrived in 1909, brought his family over in 1923 and lived […]


Wednesday 24 October, 2012

2012 Golden Circle Awardee: ICHS

“Health Care is a Right, Not a Privilege.” “Health Care for People, Not for Profit.” -ICHS Posters, 1973 In the late 1960s, there was little available in medical help for many low-income Asian and Pacific Islander immigrants. In the early days, many small clinics came and went. A few survived and grew into viable organizations. […]


Wednesday 24 October, 2012

2012 Golden Circle Awardee: Rita Wang

“When I came, people looked at me with doubt[s]. I had the feeling the Asian and Chinese community was watching. I had to show them I could do it. Even some board members were skeptical.” -Rita Wang, 1995 In 1972, a group of energetic Chinese and Chinese American college coeds and high school students (many […]


Wednesday 24 October, 2012

2012 Golden Circle Awardee: Dr. Paul Bock

“Stand-up. Never kow-tow. Be proud that you are Asian Americans. Be proud of your Mom and Dad. Be proud of your ancient heritage. Remember the sacrifices that have put you here. Each of us stands on the shoulder of the generation before us. Your heritage sustains you.” -Paul Bock, speech to East Coast Asian Student […]


Wednesday 10 October, 2012

OCA Stands in Proud Support of Equal Opportunity Policies

In a rally at the United States Supreme Court today, hundreds of community advocates assembled to show their support of equal opportunity policies during the oral arguments of the Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin case where the plaintiff is asserting that diversity and inclusion practices are unconstitutional. However, equal opportunity practices have become […]