Filipino Youth Association

October brings hidden history of Filipino Americans to the forefront

October is Filipino American History month, the celebration of an "invisible" minority and their accomplishments in the United States of America.
Oct 20, 2016
Irere Unzueta, 29, speaks with reporters at a news conference on Wednesday about her lawsuit against U.S. immigration authorities, in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. May 24, 2016. (Photo by Fiona Ortiz for Reuters.)

Chicago immigrant claims U.S. retaliated over her activism

Ireri Unzueta, who was denied DACA renewal, says she worries other students who speak up about immigration issues could be targeted.
May 25, 2016
One of Hamza Warsame's older sisters, Ikram Warsame, at a Dec. 10 rally in front of Seattle Central College. (Photo by Jovelle Tamayo)

A true terrorist threat: Hostility towards young Muslim Americans

A young Muslim American breaks down how hostility towards her peers hurts everyone.
Jan 12, 2016
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Trauma trickles down: Confronting the dark legacy of American Indian boarding schools

The Seattle City Council unanimously passed a resolution acknowledging the intergenerational trauma caused by American Indian boarding schools.
Nov 26, 2015
Artist Fram Kitagawa was denied entry to the U.S. to speak on a conference on Japanese art and politics because of activism in the 1960s against a U.S. military base, according to conference organizers. (Photo by Noguchi Yuichi via Socially Engaged Art in Japan.)

Japanese artist scheduled for UW talk on art and politics denied visa

Artist Fram Kitagawa, who has curated major events in Japan, says he was denied a visa because of activism in the 1960s against a U.S. military base.
Nov 12, 2015
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#SUSI2015 Chat: what role should journalists play in social movements?

Join this live chat at 8am Pacific/11am Eastern/8:30pm India on Thursday November 12th. Tune in here or by following the Twitter hashtag #SUSI2015.
Nov 3, 2015
Mursal Ismailzada, a student at the University of Washington who immigrated to the U.S. from Afghanistan as a child, lights a candle for Farkhunda. (Photo by Atia Musazay)

Seattle Afghan community remembers Farkhunda

Seattle Afghans gather at a vigil remember the brutal March 19 murder of Farkhunda, calling for justice in a case that has gripped the nation.
Mar 30, 2015
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El Salvador shows signs of progress in the shadow of U.S. intervention

With popular media influencing U.S. perceptions of El Salvador, it's easy to forget the progressive democratic changes that are underway.
Mar 24, 2015
A December 2013 view of the Tesoro refinery across Fidalgo Bay from March Point. (Photo by Dana via Creative Commons License)

Five years post-explosion, Tesoro strikers still push for safety measures

Justice delayed, Skagit County-based Tesoro strikers lead a push for better safety standards and management accountability.
Mar 3, 2015
The Capitol Hill club uses their name against Bruce Lee's image to promote their venue. (Photo from Chop Suey Facebook page)

Musicians say Seattle club ‘Chop Suey’ needs a name change

Seattle music mainstay Chop Suey is getting some unwanted attention upon new ownership.
Feb 26, 2015
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New Kore Ionz video takes viewers on a ‘Starship’

The video, which went live just moments ago, is already getting some national limelight.
Feb 13, 2015
Migrant domestic workers lay low on a Sunday afternoon at Victoria Park. Sundays are their only day off in Hong Kong. (Photo by Chong Kai Xiong)

Exchange connects Seattle Black liberation to Hong Kong Umbrella movements

How a transpacific exchange connects Seattle Black liberation to Hong Kong Umbrella movements.
Jan 22, 2015
The four ladies of Women of Color for Systemic Change in front of the Seattle's federal building shortly after a Dec. 6 "Black Lives Matter" protest they led. (Photo courtesy of Jazmine Monet)

Women of Color for Systemic Change leads the way for Seattle protestors

A group of four young women of color have taken the lead in Seattle to demonstrate against police brutality.
Jan 19, 2015
Migrant farm workers in the tomato fields of Immokalee, Fla., where advocacy led to a Fair Food agreement with major food chains. (Still from FoodChainsFilm.com)

What can Sakuma workers on strike learn from ‘Food Chains’?

Connecting the field to the grocery store proved to be the best means to achieve labor gains for migrant farmworkers.
Jan 2, 2015
More than 10 ethnicities are represented in one of FOCS' Southend newborn mom groups. (Photo courtesy of FOCS)

Young families of color de-gentrifying South Seattle?

Hillman City has hardly garnered the reputation of being a hotbed for community in the recent past. But change is coming.
Dec 29, 2014
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#BlackLivesMatter at a crossroads

Despite being theoretically protected by the constitution and by our laws, if I were shot today by the very people we are supposed to entrust to uphold justice, it is likely that my death would be meaningless, just something that happened that no one would have to take accountability for.
Dec 26, 2014
Tukwila City Council Member De'Sean Quinn talked about how his city is a "hotspot" where people of color are impacted by climate change and other factors affecting health and economic status of minorities. (Photo via Gov. Jay Inslee's Flickr)

Gov. Inslee’s ‘polluter pays’ proposal a step toward climate justice

Days after the governments of the world convened in Lima to set the stage for the next big United Nations climate change conference, Gov. Jay Inslee announced a plan that would bring our state in line with 39 other programs around the world and put a price on carbon.
Dec 23, 2014
From left to right, Dan Berger, Mark Cook, J.M. Wong, and Jaz S. at Berger's recent book launch in Hillman City Collaboratory. (Photo by Christina Twu)

Afro-Asian solidarity in Seattle and across the Pacific

Between #ICan’tBreathe, #HandsUpDontShoot and #BlackLivesMatter, Twitter muscles have been in full flex around the globe these past several weeks.
Seattle BAYAN activist Jill Mangaliman rallies with locals just as a human barricade begins to form in front of the Digos City national highway on Dec. 10. (Photo by Katrina Pestano)

3-day Philippines march unites across provinces to defend ancestral land

People’s voices carry through the streets in the Soccsksargen region of Southern Mindanao, Philippines during a three-day march Seattle activists joined earlier this month.
Dec 22, 2014
Detainees left their marks on the walls of the building’s outdoor recreation courtyard using melted roofing tar. Many left their names and from where they emigrated. (Photo by Ana Sofia Knauf)

Detainees memorialized at old INS building

Walking into the Inscape Arts and Cultural Center didn’t feel quite like I thought it would. The building looks more like a school or a train station than the former home of United States Immigrant Station and Assay Office. But that’s exactly what it is. This past Sunday, Dec. 7, Inscape opened “Voices of the […]
Dec 10, 2014