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Remembering Kim Van Pham, founder of Nguoi Viet Tay Bac: Survive and thrive

The Vietnamese community lost one of its most respected pioneers on March 30, 2021. Kim Van Pham was 71 when he died only a few months after an inoperable aneurysm was diagnosed. He leaves...

Voices: 3,000 attend AAPI Presidential Election Forum

I recently had an opportunity to attend a Presidential Election Forum in Las Vegas with APACE (Asian Pacific Americans for Civic Engagement) members Bao-Tram Do, Akemi Matsumoto, Rick Polintan, and Stanley Tsao. This first-ever Presidential Election Forum for Asian American Pacific Islanders (AAPI) was hosted by Asian Pacific Islander Americans Vote (APIAVote) and Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA).

CVA Awardee Spotlight 2013: Heidi Park

Heidi Park at the Seattle JACL dinner this spring. Photo courtesy of Heidi Park. Finally, there are many bright, young leaders emerging to provide leadership on issues important to Seattle’s communities of color. Among this...