Tag Archive | "Vol 29 No 13 | March 27 – April 2"

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

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

By Amy Daybert
For The Associated Press

Actor Karan Brar from Bothell is on the set of “Diary of a Wimpy Kid,” a movie based on the illustrated novel by Jeff Kinney. (Photo from www.karanbrar.com)

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. Read the full story

Posted in Community News, Profiles, Vol 29 No 13 | 3/27-4/2Comments (0)

Senate resolution aimed to expose neglected Filipino history

Senate resolution aimed to expose neglected Filipino history

By Vivian Luu
Northwest Asian Weekly

Fred Cordova (left) and Rey Pascua

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

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Cross-Pacific neighbors touch hands for first time

Cross-Pacific neighbors touch hands for first time

By Vivian Miezianko
Northwest Asian Weekly

A delegation of Ainu, Japan’s indigenous people, with a local delegation of American Indians at the Burke Museum on March 12 (Photo by Lisa Oliver)

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. Read the full story

Posted in Cultures, Vol 29 No 13 | 3/27-4/2Comments (3)

McGinn picks ID for first neighborhood tour

McGinn picks ID for first neighborhood tour

Public safety was key concern

By Assunta Ng
Northwest Asian Weekly

A crowd gathers around Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn as he tours the International District during his first neighborhood tour on March 18. (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

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. Read the full story

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Diversity Makes a Difference – Part 5

Diversity Makes a Difference – Part 5

From left to right, top to bottom: Nhi Pham, Sepideh Pourpirali, Ramin Mohammad Rafiei, Kevin Rhee, Magali Sanchez, Leor Seal, Arianna Shorey, Najee Siu-Chang, Kimi Smith, Samantha Snyder, Aida Solomon, Catherine Tang, Connie Tang, Juan Teran, and Charles Tillmon

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.

The Diversity Makes a Difference awards dinner will take place on April 2 at Jumbo Chinese Restaurant (4208 Rainier Ave. S., Seattle). For more information or to buy tickets, visit diversity.nwasianweeklyfoundation.org. Read the full story

Posted in Education, Vol 29 No 13 | 3/27-4/2Comments (0)

Net produces new generation of China activists

By Anita Chang
The Associated Press

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. Read the full story

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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. Read the full story

Posted in National News, Vol 29 No 13 | 3/27-4/2Comments (1)

Serial killings highlight Indonesian child abuse

By Rod McGuirk
The Associated Press

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. Read the full story

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Renton’s Imago Dei seeks to bridge cultures with Christianity

Renton’s Imago Dei seeks to bridge cultures with Christianity

By Steven Cong
Northwest Asian Weekly

Pastor John Kim speaks to his multiethnic and diverse congregation at Kennydale Elementary. (Photo by Steven Cong/NWAW)

 

“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. Read the full story

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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. Read the full story

Posted in Briefs, Vol 29 No 13 | 3/27-4/2Comments (1)

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

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

By James Tabafunda
Northwest Asian Weekly

Big Sister Louisa Chu

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. Read the full story

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

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

By Andrew Hamlin
Northwest Asian Weekly

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.

Sang-soo Hong’s “Lost in the Mountains” begins with a nervous young woman, Mi-sook (played by Yu-Mi Jeong), wondering if she has the nerve to drive a long distance. She takes a deep breath and makes the drive into Jeonju. She meets with an old friend (Jink-Young Kim) and one of her old professors (Seong-Kun Mun), but she can never shake the nervousness that she feels. Her hypersensitivity gets in the way of her capacity to master her own life. Read the full story

Posted in At the Movies, Vol 29 No 13 | 3/27-4/2Comments (0)

Editorial: America’s Dream Team missing key players

Editorial: America’s Dream Team missing key players

Intel winners, from left: Akhil Mathew (third place), Erika DeBenedictis (first), and David Liu (second)

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. Read the full story

Posted in Letters to the Editor, Vol 29 No 13 | 3/27-4/2Comments (0)

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.

When I posed a question about cross-cultural friendship to both groups, I learned that the Hispanic group reaches out more to “ethnic outsiders” than the Asian group does. Hispanics in the audience have many more close Asian friends than Asians that have Hispanics friends.

Although the poll was hardly scientific, the Asian community does have a lot to learn from its Hispanic counterpart. The EDI program emphasizes leadership development with the focus of helping individuals to break the glass ceiling of corporate America. Read the full story

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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. Read the full story

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March: Larry Matsuda published in Cerise Press

March: Larry Matsuda published in Cerise Press

Larry Matsuda

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.

Matsuda is an accomplished poet who has won the 2006 National Association of Multicultural Education Phillip C. Chinn Book Award. He wrote and co-edited “Community and Difference: Teaching, Pluralism and Social Justice.”

Read Matsuda’s essay at www.cerisepress.com/01/03/minidoka-fences. ♦

Posted in Names in the News, Vol 29 No 13 | 3/27-4/2Comments (0)

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

James Kurihara

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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

Piamsak Manasveta, vice president of the Royal Institute of Thailand and a member of the University of Washington Alumni Association of Thailand, presents a volume of the “World Tipitaka Edition.” (Photos by San Van Fleet Photography)

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March 11: CEL awards Liu for leadership and community work

March 11: CEL awards Liu for leadership and community work

Eric Liu

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.

The awards were presented at the 5th Annual Legacy Event at Ocean City Restaurant in the International District. ♦

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March 11–13: Shinsato and Clayton win dance championship

March 11–13: Shinsato and Clayton win dance championship

From left: dancing duo Hannah Shinsato and Elijah Clayton with their coaches, Kora Stoynova and Cora Lyn Uczekaj

 

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.  Read the full story

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