Community feels left in the dark about Donnie Chin murder investigation

      Donnie Chin was perhaps one of the International District’s most beloved community members. He was a watchdog, a friend, and a family man. Since his death on July 23, 2015, when 59-year-old Chin was caught in the crossfire of what police say was gang violence, the Chinatown International District community and many othersContinue reading “Community feels left in the dark about Donnie Chin murder investigation”

The ACA: Where it stands and how it affects the API community

As the GOP continues to adjust its own plan, healthcare professionals and advocates are doing some serious groundwork around the ACA, which has had a tremendous impact on the Asian Pacific Islander community. One of these advocates is Stephanie Liou, a medical student at the UW. She advocated for the ACA in its inception, andContinue reading “The ACA: Where it stands and how it affects the API community”

Post election: API millennials find silver lining in a Trump presidency

By Kelsey Hamlin It’s been two months since the polls flew in for our president-elect. Monday, the electoral college gathered to cast votes for their state, which finalizes the presidency. For many Asian Pacific Islander millennials who, like most of the world, did not foresee a Trump victory, the weeks following the election have beenContinue reading “Post election: API millennials find silver lining in a Trump presidency”

Cathay Post #186 to celebrate 70 years, honor WWII veterans

Over the course of 2015, the International Examiner and OCA-Greater Seattle worked together filming interviews with surviving Cathay Post WWII veterans. These will be used in the one-hour documentary… While the anniversary is definitely a deserved moment of celebration, it is also a reminder that membership is dwindling as people grow older. Read more here

Three American Ethnic Studies professors retire from UW—A hole left in Asian American Studies

Amidst an already limited number of faculty to teach Asian American Studies at the University of Washington, three professors are retiring from the American Ethnic Studies department: Steve Sumida, Gail Nomura, and Tetsuden Kashima. “All American literature has an ethnic angle or another,” Sumida said. Walking into Sumida’s office is like walking into a vatContinue reading “Three American Ethnic Studies professors retire from UW—A hole left in Asian American Studies”