UW Professor seeds social change in Cambodia
by Dori Cahn
Cambodia still suffers from the horrific Khmer Rouge rule of the late Seventies. The entire population was forced into the countryside, and the educated, professionals, and minorities were targeted for execution. Thousands more died from starvation and illness. Nearly two million people, a quarter of the country’s population, died in that time. When the Vietnamese […]
Mar 26, 2012
SIFF pick resurrects Cambodia’s forgotten film industry
by Allison Barrett
Inside the gutted remains of a 1000-seat movie theater that now is home to hundreds of squatters, an old woman sits with a baby in her lap and retells the plot of a Cambodian movie she loved as a child. The movie she speaks of probably no longer exists, destroyed under the reign of the Khmer […]
May 30, 2012
Diverse Northwest soccer enthusiasts kick off their own World Cup
by Jessica Partnow
If you still had any doubts about how hyperdiverse the Puget Sound region has become, look no further than the All Nations Cup soccer tournament. Over the next two weeks, 48 teams representing 36 different countries will battle it out at the Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila. Countries represented this year include El Salvador, Gambia, Iran, Burma, […]
Jul 17, 2012
‘I wish I had AIDS’: Is the global health sector neglecting non-communicable diseases?
by Joanne Silberner
International donors have made big progress against high-profile diseases like HIV, TB and malaria. But Cambodian doctors say non-communicable diseases like diabetes and high blood pressure are on the rise and going untreated.
Feb 25, 2013
Why we travel: Finding the feeling of home in Cambodia
by Roxana Norouzi
Join the Seattle Globalist tonight at Black Coffee Co-Op for a slideshow and stories of travel in Southeast Asia. Details here.
Feb 27, 2013
JusMoni brings locally grown vocals and vision to Washington Hall
by Luzviminda Uruzi "Lulu" Carpenter
Nurtured by the Seattle scene, R&B singer JusMoni has come into her own, and is ready to lift up a new generation of local music and activism.
May 9, 2013
Teen’s trans-continental bike ride for Cambodia passes through WA
by Alex Stonehill
A young Oregonian college student is crisscrossing the continent on a bicycle to raise money for education in Cambodia.
Jun 20, 2013
From gangster to breaker to peacemaker, the remarkable life of Big Lazy
by Rebecca Yeung
When I asked Vanna Fut, the subject of the recent biopic “Raskal Love,” to introduce himself, he simply said: “birth name Vanna Fut, and the street calls me Big Lazy.”
Feb 7, 2014
Cambodian singer Sarey Savy steps into adulthood with new EP
by Atoosa Sonia Moinzadeh
Meet the queer White Center teen determined to be the first Cambodian American to make a mark on the music biz.
Mar 5, 2014
Friends and family first at Queen Anne’s Caffé Zingaro
by Chris Leggett
Technically, James and Willow Ly each spend between 60 and 70 hours a week at Caffé Zingaro, the popular Lower Queen Anne coffee establishment they’ve run together for the past eight years. Those who work the typical 40-hour week might balk at such a prospect, but the Lys’ outlook is much more positive. “The way I […]
Jun 12, 2014
Pangea Giving: Funding Social Justice Around the World
by Julia Donk
Unlike many large institutional donors, Pangea Giving does not come with its own silver bullet agenda, but rather listens to and supports what communities say they need.
Mar 10, 2017
Lessons from the last days of the Cambodia Daily
by Julia-Grace Sanders
With the U.S. media landscape growing increasingly threatening for journalists, Cambodia’s crackdown on freedom of expression can serve as a warning.
Nov 20, 2017
SEAxSEA: The Southeast Asia x Seattle Film Festival
by Globalist Staff
4:30pm-7:30pm, January 24-26, 2018 Thomson Hall 101 The SEAxSEA Film Festival is part of the Southeast Asia Center’s mission to actively organize Southeast Asia-related programs, and features films that explore Southeast Asia in its diversity, emphasizing underrepresented communities and youth-produced visions of the past, present, and future. On this, our inaugural year, we are proud […]
Jan 8, 2018
Talk by Elizabeth Becker | Reporting War, Genocide, Pol Pot and Testifying at the Khmer Rouge Tribunal
by Globalist Staff
Join us for a public talk on Rare Witness: Reporting on War, Genocide, Pol Pot and Testifying at the Khmer Rouge Tribunal by award-winning journalist Elizabeth Becker. Becker will describe her journey as a war correspondent during the massive U.S. bombing of Cambodia, her rare and dangerous journey to Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge – including her interview […]
Jan 17, 2018