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Velma Veloria honored with Lifetime Achievement Award from the Equity in Education Coalition

Former representative Velma Veloria is well known to many for her savvy community leadership, organizing, and activism. On August 13, the Equity in Education Coalition (EEC) honored her at their 10 Year Anniversary celebration for...

When an icon turns 90: Celebrating Auntie Dorothy

Dr. Dorothy Laigo Cordova is the mother of eight, grandmother of 17, and great-grandmother of 22.  To many across the nation, she is affectionately and figuratively our beloved Auntie Dorothy. Dorothy’s daughter, Bibiana Cordova Shannon,...

Filipino American History Month forever celebrates brown brilliance

On October 5, the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) rocked Washington Hall in Seattle’s Central District with “Dancing with the Spirits”. Dancing, singing and memories of old community gathering days and laughter filled...

Celebrating CAPAA (part 2): A trail of accomplishments with Pan Asian lens

The Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs (CAPAA) celebrated its 45th anniversary with a trail of accomplishments that reflect strong community building efforts and pan-Asian sensibilities focused on civil rights and justice, education, health...

Pan Asianism and the birth of CAPAA

This year marks the 45th anniversary of the Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs (CAPAA). This three-part article highlights its origins, pan Asian values, courageous confrontations, and community building to bust API...

Celebrating Filipino American History Month — “1946: A Turning Point” to “2016: Be The...

Filipinos are the second largest Asian Pacific Islander group in Washington state. This year, the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) established “1946: A Turning Point” as its theme, marking the 70th anniversary of...

Commentary: American multiculturalism in mainstream theatre

The most common debate seems to be on the inclusiveness of the term “multiculturalism.” Why? Because it goes beyond the usual people of color desire for ethnic American theatre to include non-American ethnic theatre such as American European ethnic specific material and non-American African, Eastern European, Irish, etc. material. The common ground is the solid importance of theatre in our lives.

Commentary: Reflecting on civil rights wars and the passing of heroes

A look at recent events in the United States

Column: Congressional bill filed to recognize Filipino WWII veterans

Leaders asked to spread word about project

Hing Hay Coworks to inject entrepreneurial spirit into ID

Applications accepted starting April