Last week, King County scrapped their plans for a homeless shelter expansion on the edge of Seattle’s Chinatown International District (CID). Listen to why elders from the CID came out in numbers to protest another homeless shelter in this neighborhood and what they demand now.
Ron Chew is a local Journalist, Author and the Executive Director for International Community Health Services. He reflects on decades of recording the stories of the people in Seattle’s Chinatown International District in his new book, My Unforgotten Seattle. (more…)
Earlier this month, anti-Asian stickers were posted throughout Seattle’s Chinatown International District. Seattle Police said the people posting them are likely associated with a white supremacist hate group. (more…)
As Governor Jay Inslee made the announcement to close all restaurants to in house dining, we turn our focus to Seattle’s Chinatown International District. This neighborhood felt the impacts of the COVID 19 outbreak weeks before the mainstream public experienced the pinch. What’s more, find out how small immigrant businesses in the International District suffer from the timing of the virus during Chinese New Year festivities.
February 23rd kicks off the 5th annual Seattle Asian American Film Festival and one of the opening night films is Who Killed Donnie Chin. For years Donnie Chin was a mainstay in Seattle’s International District. On July 23rd 2015, Chin was murdered in Chinatown. KBCS’s Yuko Kodama spoke with Matt Chan, the Producer/Director of Who Killed Donnie Chin, about who Donnie Chin was and the importance of people in our communities sharing their stories with the public. Chan’s film will be showing at 7:30 pm on February 23rd, during the opening of this year’s Seattle Asian American Film Festival at the SIFF Cinema Egyptian.
The Seattle Asian American Film Festival runs February 23rd through February 26th. 20 films by Asian American directors will be featured. 15% of the films are local productions.