A long-planned entry to the U.S. goes differently than expected
by Rachel Morgan
When Lien Pham first immigrated to the United States, she was surprised to find that her arrival wasn't as easy as she had originally anticipated.
Jul 15, 2019
Susan Lieu traces the path from vengeance to understanding in “140 LBS”
by Annie Kuo
Performance artist Susan Lieu's "140 LBS" explores patient rights, body image, the Vietnamese-American experience and her own journey to understanding her mother's death after plastic surgery.
Feb 11, 2019
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
Vietnamese veterans continue to feel war’s lasting impact
by Jeff Nguyen
Many Vietnamese refugees from the war, especially veterans, are still alive today, and have interesting and powerful stories to be told.
Aug 30, 2016
Vietnamese as a Second Language
by An Vuong Nguyen
A perspective from a native Vietnamese speaker, who has spent most of her life learning English.
Jul 6, 2016
A communist’s guide to tipping in Seattle
by Linh Bui
Look at the American custom of tipping at restaurants through Vietnamese eyes and you'll see how strange and unfair the practice really is.
May 26, 2016
Vietnamese refugees’ success story proves we can help Syrians
by James Hong
The Vietnamese Friendship Association, founded to help resettle refugees in the 1970’s, says they're ready to help a new wave from Syria.
Nov 25, 2015
Asian LGBTQ students speak up on being out at UW
by Shirley Qiu
LGBTQ students at UW who hail from Asian countries talk about the differences between being out in Seattle versus attitudes in their home countries.
Jun 9, 2015
Vietnamese dual language program a big hit at White Center school
by Sarah Stuteville
Educators behind a new Vietnamese-language immersion program at White Center Heights Elementary School hope to prove the power of dual-language learning.
Jan 30, 2015
5 ways to ring in the Lunar New Year in the Northwest
by Megan Herndon
The Year of the Sheep is coming! Where to catch the Lunar New Year action around the Seattle area.
Jan 21, 2015
South King County schools see big wins getting immigrant parents involved
by Kamna Shastri
For the first time this year, the majority of kids enrolled in American public schools will be minorities. Some local school districts are ready.
Aug 18, 2014
Sister city travel guide: Haiphong, Vietnam
by Gennie Gebhart
On a bus on my way to Haiphong, Seattle’s Vietnamese sister city, I chatted with another young American about our travels. He mentioned that it was his “second tour through Vietnam.” Forty years ago, a “tour” in Vietnam meant something entirely different for young Americans. In the space of just one generation, the setting of […]
May 6, 2014
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
How I never learned to speak Vietnamese
by Alexander Tran
Alex Tran feels guilty he never really learned to speak Vietnamese. But is it really his fault?
Feb 17, 2014
Three ways to get a global coffee fix in Seattle
by Brett Konen
A guide to the diverse international coffee scene that often flies below our over-caffeinated radar.
Jan 7, 2014