Tag Archive | "Vol 31 No 40 | September 29 – October 5"

Kin On raises money for nursing home efforts

Kin On raises money for nursing home efforts

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Kin On has spent the last 37 years aiding the community through both their nursing home efforts and community outreach. (Photo from Kin On)

Kin On hosted an auction gala on Sunday, Sept. 16 at the Bellevue Grand Hyatt, with proceeds going towards its efforts in providing care for Seattle’s elderly Chinese community. Over 400 people attended, raising over $100,000. Read the full story

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Refugee Women’s Alliance hosts 2012 Gala

Refugee Women’s Alliance hosts 2012 Gala

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Theresa Wong (right) is presented an award by host Margaret Larson (left) and ReWA Executive Director Someireh Amirfaiz (center). (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

The Refugee Women’s Alliance hosted its 2012 Gala on Friday, Sept. 14, celebrating a year of expansion, growth, and continued service. Read the full story

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Jay Inslee and Rob McKenna to attend NWAW gala

The Northwest Asian Weekly 30th Anniversary Gala, to be hosted on Oct. 5 at the Seattle Sheraton, will be crawling with Seattle-area celebrities. In addition to KOMO news anchor Molly Shen and former KIRO chief meteorologist Andy Wappler, who will both be hosting the event, are former City Councilmember Dolores Sibonga; former King County Executive Ron Sims; Mimi Gates, Director of the Seattle Art Museum; King County Executive Dow Constantine; former Executive Director of Inter*Im Bob Santos; former Executive Director of the SCIDpda Sue Taoka; and Washington State Supreme Court Justice Steve Gonzalez. Read the full story

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Women of color honored for building the future

Women of color honored for building the future

By Charles Lam
NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY

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These women have each done their part and more to ensure a better, more inclusive future. (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

More than 270 were present at the New Hong Kong restaurant on Thursday, Sept. 20, to honor 14 local women at the Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation’s Women of Color Empowered luncheon. The theme of the luncheon was “Women of Power: Future Builders,” and the women honored have each played a role in advancing the future, whether through teaching, mentoring the next generation, or leading community organizations and businesses. Read the full story

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30 years of giving back

30 years of giving back

By Charles Lam
NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY

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The winners and sponsors of the 2012 Diversity Makes a Difference Scholarship organized by the Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation. (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

Over the past 30 years, the Northwest Asian Weekly has spent much of its time and efforts on philanthropy. In addition to the annual programs administered through the Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation, such as the Diversity Makes a Difference college scholarships, Summer Youth Leadership Program, and Women of Color Empowered luncheons, the Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation donates on average $7,000 to $8,000 a year and has donated more than $2 million in total. Read the full story

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APA Community Summit held in Tacoma

APA Community Summit held in Tacoma

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Gubernatorial candidates Jay Inslee and Rob McKenna made a joint appearance. (Photo by Charles Lam/NWAW)

The Asian Pacific American Community Summit was held in Tacoma on Friday, Sept. 21, by the Asian Pacific Islander Coalition of Washington State. The event was aimed at increasing civic engagement in the Asian Pacific American community by registering voters and convincing those who have not been naturalized to become citizens. Read the full story

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What does the Asian Weekly mean to you?

What does the Asian Weekly mean to you?

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“To me, the Asian Weekly is about giving young people the chance to shine and to give them the tools and experiences needed to grow as leaders. Through its newspaper internships, its many scholarships, its Summer Youth Leadership Program, and the fact that Assunta Ng has been willing to hire so many 20-somethings (myself included!) over the years to fill the paper’s top editorial job says a lot. It says that the Asian Weekly has faith in young people and is willing to do its part to train the leaders of tomorrow.”

— Former Editor Carol Vu

http://www.nwasianweekly.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/31_40/liu.jpgPlease describe in your own perspective NWAW’s community impact and significance in the last 30 years.

The NWAW is a beating heart. It circulates the stories, ideas, values, and dreams of so many people, and it keeps our community healthy. I’ve had the chance to work with Assunta and the NWAW team as they’ve taught countless young people how to find their voice and make it heard. This publication reports on what’s happening today. But its deepest impact still won’t be felt for another generation. Here’s to the next 30 years!

— Eric Liu

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“I’m always impressed with the Northwest Asian Weekly’s breadth of coverage — issues of local, national, and international importance are covered on topics ranging from politics to fashion. I can only imagine what a feat it is to pull off each issue with such variety and quality writing and reporting. I always particularly enjoy the youth issues published by the NWAW. It provides that platform for our next generation of thinkers and doers to express themselves and articulate a perspective we so rarely hear in mainstream media, while also teaching the youth the skills they need — like writing, listening, and critical thinking.”

— Joyce Pisnanont

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I have a long history going back 30 years with the Asian Weekly and, like most relationships, ours has evolved. I have gained a real appreciation for the balance that a community newspaper strives for…that of a responsible, objective print medium, and that of being a community voice, an outspoken bully pulpit for community causes. This balance is near impossible to achieve.  My opinion is that the Asian Weekly has come close to the mark. The Weekly keeps me informed on issues affecting Asian and Pacific Islanders and at the same time reflects a commitment to API representation and civic engagement.  It has performed a remarkable service to our community and I offer my appreciation and congratulations for 30 years of invaluable community service.

— Kip Tokuda, former State Representative from 37th Legislative District

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In the early 1990s at a community function, I can vividly recall the publisher and editor inviting the newly elected mayor to commit in public his intent to ensure the fair representation of APAs at all levels within his administration. And, despite the new mayor’s demurring gestures, Assunta doggedly repeated her request for public assurance of equitable hiring and representation at the highest Cabinet levels. Although this action may not have endeared Assunta and the NW Asian Weekly to that mayor in the short-run, I am certain that he both appreciated and admired this bold act of accountability in the long run. I know that we benefited as the face of the city did change to include the perspectives and experiences from our APA community.

— Representative Sharon Tomiko Santos

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30 years of the Asian Weekly

30 years of the Asian Weekly

Over the past 30 years, the Northwest Asian Weekly has grown from two English-language articles in the Seattle Chinese Post to a Read the full story

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Why Publisher Ng will forever haunt me

Why Publisher Ng will forever haunt me

By Stacy Nguyen
Northwest Asian Weekly

Stacy Nguyen (Image by Stacy Nguyen/NWAW)

When I was editor of the Northwest Asian Weekly, it used to bother me when people acted as if Assunta single-handedly put Read the full story

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Eight great years and counting at the Asian Weekly

Eight great years and counting at the Asian Weekly

By James Tabafunda
NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY

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It was 10:30 in the morning on Oct. 19, 2004, when my life journey took a turn in a new and unexpected direction. Read the full story

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Editor Lee and the din of the newsroom

Editor Lee and the din of the newsroom

By Eleanor Lee
Northwest Asian Weekly

Eleanor Lee

Li-Young Lee was telling me about his morning ritual of reading Emerson, a wonderfully peaceful and introspective way to start the day, I thought. Read the full story

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BLOG: How the Asian Weekly survives through conflict

BLOG: How the Asian Weekly survives through conflict

By Assunta Ng

The news business is full of conflict. I have lived through a lot of it in the past 30 years. I strive for win-win situations. But, no matter how hard I try, the result is not always favorable. Read the full story

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