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Comic novella highlights achievements of Asian Americans in World War II

Building on the interest and success of their 2019 film “From Gum Saan to Golden Spike,” the OCA-Greater Seattle continues their creative narration of Asian American history with the recent project “In a Yellow Tone.” This comic novella highlights the contributions and sacrifices made by Chinese American military veterans through… [ Keep reading ]

Improved language access services now available at International Special Review District virtual meetings

Dịch tiếng Việt 中文翻譯 In response to community feedback, the City of Seattle’s Historic Preservation Program is making improvements to language access opportunities at the International Special Review District (ISRD) Board’s virtual meetings. Beginning June 22, 2021, meetings of the ISRD Board will take place via Zoom’s videoconferencing platform, which… [ Keep reading ]

AAPI Heritage Month: International Community Health Services

In the early 1970s, accessible medical care for Asian immigrants was next to impossible and finding a doctor who spoke their language was simply out of the question. The closest community clinic was in Pioneer Square, which was often too far for elderly patients to reach by foot. With construction… [ Keep reading ]

AAPI Heritage Month: Donnie Chin

For nearly four decades, Donnie Chin was dedicated to serving, protecting, and inspiring the residents of the Chinatown International District. His leadership and commitment to public safety brought assistance and resources to those in need and, quite literally, saved lives. As a teenager in 1968, Donnie noticed that emergency response time in the neighborhood was very slow, if there was a response at all. He decided… [ Keep reading ]

AAPI Heritage Month: Sun May Company

Stepping into the Sun May Company gift shop is like entering a portal to history. The distinct red storefront, nestled in Canton Alley, leads you to the oldest Chinese gift shop in Chinatown International District. But Sun May is more than just a store, it is a gathering space, a museum, a collection of the neighborhood’s history, and a… [ Keep reading ]

AAPI Heritage Month: Hood Famous Bakeshop

In a way, husband and wife team Chera Amlag and Geo Quibuyen ended up in the food-service industry by accident. In 2013, the couple organized a Filipino-American pop-up dinner to raise money for a family trip to the Philippines. The meal was received with such enthusiasm that they decided to grow it into a monthly series called Food & Sh*t. Soon after, requests came flooding in for Amlag’s neighborhood famous ube cheesecake,… [ Keep reading ]

AAPI Heritage Month: Chinatown Community Bulletin Board

It is easy to miss the unassuming message board secured to the outer east wall of the historic Louisa Hotel in the Chinatown International District (CID). Sitting beneath a red and green flared eave at the corner of Seventh and King St, the Chinatown Community Bulletin Board provides a window into the neighborhood’s history, culture, and community.   Throughout the late 1800s, many Chinese immigrants came to Seattle seeking… [ Keep reading ]

AAPI Heritage Month: Phnom Penh Noodle House

Over the past 30 years, Phnom Penh Noodle House has seen its share of ups and downs. But through it all, there have been a couple of constants; deep family dedication and unwavering community support. Though the majority of the restaurant’s dishes have been served in the Chinatown International District in Seattle, its story starts three generations ago in Battambang, Cambodia. … [ Keep reading ]

AAPI Heritage Month: Bob Santos

Born and raised in Seattle, Bob Santos always had a deep allegiance to the Chinatown International District. The son of a Filipino immigrant father and a Native American and Filipino mother, he dedicated most of his life to protecting and defending the people, businesses, and culture of his childhood neighborhood. Santos became involved with the civil… [ Keep reading ]

Reimagine Seattle: Henry Liu

words & video by Henry Liu In response to COVID-19, I started a project of delivering culturally appropriate groceries and providing internet services to over 1,000 marginalized families living in Chinatown. To ensure the grocery items meet the dietary needs of my ethnically-diverse audiences, I telecommunicate with housing managers, residents,… [ Keep reading ]