Burmese reforms haven’t stemmed flow of refugees to Washington
by Ana Sofia Knauf
President Obama is on his way to Burma (aka Myanmar) on Monday for a six hour visit that will be the first by any sitting US president in history. According to Reuters, in advance of the visit the Burmese government plans to release some 452 prisoners, some of them political prisoners who will be granted […]
Nov 17, 2012
Vancouver native delivers soy milk for Myanmar’s malnourished
by Eva Cohen
It almost sounds too good to be true. In remote areas of Myanmar, a portable soy milk machine that runs without electricity, is cheap and delivers life-saving proteins and vitamins to malnourished orphans. One family from Vancouver has made it their life’s work to keep the milk flowing.
Dec 3, 2012
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
Travelers’ tips for interacting with kids in the developing world
by Katya Yefimova
Meeting local children is often a memorable part of a visit to the developing world. But the line between helping and hurting can be tricky to navigate.
Mar 21, 2013
Seattle’s Lao refugees reconnect with their homeland
by Gennie Gebhart
Most Americans born after the Vietnam War know little about the country of Laos, much less about the U.S.’s contentious role in its history. But in Seattle, host to one of the largest Lao communities in the United States, Laotian culture and history are a vital part of our city. Pom Khampradith, Director of the […]
Mar 26, 2014
Anti-blackness: a world problem we are all connected to
by Sumyat Thu
What do beauty products in Burma have in common with rampant police brutality in the U.S. and world history? Anti-blackness.
Jul 26, 2016
Forget Pike Place, there’s a better reason to toss fish this Lunar New Year
by Greg Scruggs
Yee sang, a Chinese/Southeast Asian dish assembled through a high-flying Lunar New Year "prosperity toss" proves surprisingly hard to find in Seattle.
Jan 28, 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