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International Special Review District Board to conduct 2021 election by mail

中文翻譯 Dịch tiếng Việt Due to the continued impacts of COVID-19 and ongoing public health concerns, the 2021 International Special Review District (ISRD) Board election will occur by mail-in ballot only. There will be no in-person voting this year. The Seattle Department of Neighborhoods’ (DON) Historic Preservation Program annually hosts… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle Histories: My Grandmother’s Hand

My Grandmother’s Hand by Elana Lim In 2008, two grand openings led me to this story. First, the forty-year-old Wing Luke Asian Museum, affiliated with the Smithsonian and the only Pan-Asian American museum in the nation, reopened in its newly remodeled home in the East Kong Yick building in Seattle’s Chinatown, a four-story… [ Keep reading ]

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 ]