Archive | Vol 29 No 13 | 3/27-4/2

Bothell 5th-grader gets a role on the big screen

Bothell 5th-grader gets a role on the big screen

BOTHELL, Wash. (AP) — Fifth-grader Karan Brar went to school this week like most kids his age. He also got to do something few kids get the chance to ever do.

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Senate resolution aimed to expose neglected Filipino history

Senate resolution aimed to expose neglected Filipino history

Halloween has some competition. The Washington State Senate unanimously voted earlier this month to recognize October as Filipino National History Month.

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Cross-Pacific neighbors touch hands for first time

Cross-Pacific neighbors touch hands for first time

On March 12, a delegation of American Indians and representatives of the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture traveled to Hokkaido, Japan, visiting four different regions, in an effort to support the revitalization of cultural heritage of the Ainu, who were formally recognized by Japan’s government in 2008 as Japan’s indigenous people.

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McGinn picks ID for first neighborhood tour

McGinn picks ID for first neighborhood tour

Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn entered the Wing Luke Asian Museum on Thursday, March 18, for his first neighborhood tour in the city. There was no red carpet, receiving line, or bowing from his audience. What was notable, though, was that the crowd was much bigger than the crowd McGinn’s predecessors had gathered.

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Diversity Makes a Difference – Part 5

Diversity Makes a Difference – Part 5

Northwest Asian Weekly’s Diversity Makes a Difference scholarship program celebrates young people who are committed to reaching out across cultural lines. Students are nominated by their school as being champions of diversity. Of those students, a judging panel will choose five winners who will receive $1,000 scholarships and eight finalists who will receive $200 scholarships.

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Posted in Education, Vol 29 No 13 | 3/27-4/20 Comments

Net produces new generation of China activists

BEIJING (AP) — Lin Xiuying believes her daughter bled to death after being gang-raped two years ago by a group of thugs that had ties to the police in their southern Chinese town.

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Sacramento charters school focusing on Hmong

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — School board trustees have approved a Sacramento charter campus focusing on Hmong children.

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Serial killings highlight Indonesian child abuse

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — When a seemingly kind street vendor confessed to the sexual abuse and murders of 14 boys, it was a story that was both shocking — and familiar.

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Renton’s Imago Dei seeks to bridge cultures with Christianity

Renton’s Imago Dei seeks to bridge cultures with Christianity

“A lot of us see ourselves as a misfit church,” said Pastor John Kim of the Imago Dei church, located in Renton at Kennydale Elementary School. Kim founded the church in April 2009.

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Wages of native-born disproportionate to immigrants’ wages

Native-born workers in the United States at every educational level experience modest wage increases relative to foreign-born workers in the United States as a result of new immigration, according to a new report from the Economic Policy Institute.

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Big Sisters’ one-on-one guidance inspires Asian American girls

Big Sisters’ one-on-one guidance inspires Asian American girls

Louisa Chu, 27, is considered to be a caring adult. Her previous experience in helping senior citizens and her current job as a pharmacist for two different hospitals demonstrates her interest in making an impact in other people’s lives.

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3 digi-cams + $44,000 = 3 films about loss

3 digi-cams + $44,000 = 3 films about loss

Each year, South Korea’s Jeonju Film Festival supports three filmmakers to shoot a half-hour film using digital cameras. Each filmmaker receives a budget of 50 million Korean won (about $44,000). The results from last year’s show featured three up-and-coming Asian directors using their electronic tools in distinctive manners.

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Editorial: America’s Dream Team missing key players

Editorial: America’s Dream Team missing key players

Last Saturday, Pulitzer-winning New York Times columnist Thomas L. Friedman wrote a commentary that we got excited about. It was titled, “America’s Real Dream Team,” and it detailed a swanky, black-tie event that Friedman attended in Washington, D.C. The event was the 2010 Intel Science Talent Search, which honors the top math and science high school students in America.

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Blog: What Asian and Hispanic audiences don’t know

Blog: What Asian and Hispanic audiences don’t know

Last week, my challenge was not only to address Asian American professionals, but Hispanics, too. I was a speaker at the Executive Development Institute’s (EDI) kick-off leadership program at the SeaTac Airport Double Tree Inn.

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Blog: The battle between China and Google

Blog: The battle between China and Google

When the conflict over censorship between China and Google broke out in January, I asked a Microsoft executive about his thoughts on the issue. He said Google will most likely pull out of China since its Chinese market is minor compared to Google’s global market share.

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March: Larry Matsuda published in Cerise Press

March: Larry Matsuda published in Cerise Press

Larry Matsuda’s essay, “Minidoka Fences,” was published by Cerise Press, an online journal of literature, arts, and culture based in the United States and France, in its spring 2010 issue.

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March 13–28: Paintings by Asian American artists at Gallery at the Bay

March 13–28: Paintings by Asian American artists at Gallery at the Bay

Larine Chung, from Woodinville, Thu Nguyen, from Everett, and James Kurihara, from Seattle, are showing their paintings at Gallery at the Bay in Stanwood in its Unclad 2010, an annual festival celebrating the nude figure in its 9th year.

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March 8: Thai delegate presents Buddhist canon to University of Washington

March 8: Thai delegate presents Buddhist canon to University of Washington

A 26-member Thai delegation was led by Princess Vudhichalerm Vudhijaya Gilbert, Major Suradhaj Bunnag, president of the World Tipitaka Project, and Kraisi Kannasut, president of the University of Washington (UW) Alumni Association of Thailand. They presented volumes of the “World Tipitaka Edition,” the Buddhist canon, to Lizabeth (Betsy) Wilson, dean of University Libraries.

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March 11: CEL awards Liu for leadership and community work

March 11: CEL awards Liu for leadership and community work

The Center for Ethical Leadership (CEL) presented its 2010 Bill Grace Leadership Legacy Award to Mary Flowers, a citizen leader, to Eric Liu, author, educator, and founder of the Guiding Lights Network, and to the Greater Tacoma Community Foundation.

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March 11–13: Shinsato and Clayton win dance championship

March 11–13: Shinsato and Clayton win dance championship

Hannah Shinsato and her partner, Elijah Clayton, won in the syllabus championships for their age-group at the National Dance Council of America National Ballroom Championship. This is their third year in a row winning.

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