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Community advocate Dorothy Wong reflects on a career of public service for APIs
Wong spoke with the International Examiner about being a student during the Civil Rights Movement, issues facing the local API community and how the current administration could impact funding for health care and nonprofits
Public safety survey a community-wide effort to keep the city accountable
Every year, community-based organizations in the Chinatown-International District dedicate time and effort to conduct a neighborhood public safety survey, analyze the results and publish a report on the survey’s findings
Val Kalei Kanuha seeks alternative solutions to domestic violence
One of the earliest advocates for women and children, Val Kalei Kanuha has been an activist, therapist, consultant, and researcher for most of her life. “I feel really lucky to have been in the movement...
Navigation Center: Engagement, safety at forefront of concerns surrounding new homeless shelter
With the Seattle Navigation Center shelter scheduled to open in Little Saigon this year, city officials hope to transition homeless people off the streets and into permanent housing. However, community members are calling for...