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Chinatown-International District and Seattle-area Asian communities have felt the effects of COVID-19 since January, and the IE is working to cover our stories, updates, experiences, activism and how we care for one another.

Helping Link/Một Dấu Nối phone bank helps Seattle’s Vietnamese community navigate COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 global pandemic is disproportionately impacting vulnerable communities. For many immigrant communities who face digital and technological divides and do not have access to in-language information, weathering life during the crisis response involves...

APICAT reminds AAPI communities about COVID-19 risks for vapers and smokers

As we all do our part to stay safe and stay healthy, the Asian Pacific Islander Coalition Advocating Together for Health (APICAT) is letting our communities know that people who smoke or vape are...

Chinatown-International District coronavirus updates, May 20, 2020—The latest news and information from the neighborhood...

As of May 18, there are 18,811 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Washington state, including 1,031 deaths, according to the state Department of Health. Statewide, 293,120 tests have been done, 6.4% of them positive. In...

Pride ASIA goes virtual this month on May 31

Aleksa Manila, the founder of Pride ASIA, has played an important role as a community advocate for many years now. She was born and raised in the Philippines and says she always felt a...

Creativity during COVID-19

It’s only been a few years since I started to pursue art full time, and it’s been an incredible journey that’s taken me across the world, across cultures and helped me find my life’s...

Wash your hands, not your integrity: 8 ways you can support the AAPI and...

The other day, I drove to my favorite neighborhood in the whole world, the Chinatown-International District (CID), to order some boba to-go, and it felt like I was in a different place. There were...

COVID-19 Safety Not Stigma: A photo essay by Sharon H. Chang

Safety Not Stigma is a portrait campaign by Seattle-based photographer Sharon H. Chang to help combat increased racism against people of color during the pandemic, raise awareness about the disproportionate impacts of coronavirus on...

Socially distanced translations

As I'm sitting in my cell on a mandatory, precautionary quarantine/restricted movement, I'm finding it difficult to make sense of everything that's going on or what's not going on. It seems as though at the...

AAPI businesses in Western Washington pivoting operations to navigate COVID-19 pandemic

For Chef Melissa Miranda, quitting was never an option. Not even after the Coronavirus pandemic forced her beloved Beacon Hill restaurant, Musang, to close its doors for regular service, less than three months after...

Totem Star shines for youth artists during COVID-19

“These are confusing times, but we are still moving forward,” Daniel Pak, executive director of 501(c)3  non-profit Totem Star and Chair of the Youth + Community Committee of the Seattle Commission said.  The non-profit based...

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