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 […]

Monday 08 October, 2012

Editorial by Chapter President Doug Chin: Stop Racial Hazing in the Military, Save Lives, Rest in Peace Pvt. Danny Chen

One year ago, on October 3rd, Private Danny Chen was found dead in a guard tower in Afghanistan. Private Chen, who was born and raised in New York’s Chinatown and just 19 years old, was a victim of constant hazing, racial taunts, excessive maltreatment, and assaults by fellow soldiers. Eight fellow soldiers (all of Company […]

Monday 17 September, 2012

Service Project: Annual Spring Clean-Up

On April 21, OCA participated in the  of the Chinatown International District/Little Saigon and “paint-outs” of graffiti hosted by Interim.  The event drew over 200 volunteers for this one-day event to clean up the ID.  OCA members were actively involved with the clean-up of the Danny Woo Garden and Kobe Park.  Members of the OCA […]

Tuesday 04 September, 2012

OCA Golden Circle Awards 2012

Each year, OCA Greater Seattle puts on a benefit dinner called the Golden Circle Awards. This year, we be holding our Golden Circle Awards  on Saturday, September 22 at the Joy Palace Restaurant in Seattle. It will mark the 13thyear of this benefit banquet, which recognizes unsung Asian Pacific Islanders persons and organizations that have made […]