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  • Tags: Chinatown/International District

Kalei'okalani (Rayann) Matsui

Kalei'okalani Matsui Interview.docx (1).pdf
Native Hawaiian Chinese African American works at Wing, teaches traditional NH dance. Talks about effect of pandemic on dance classes, adapting to online teaching, importance of breath and face to face contact in traditional NH culture

Monyee Chau

Monyee Chau Interview.docx.pdf
Taiwanese American artist and activist, talks about love for CID (she grew up there), fears and hardships during early days of pandemic, making artwork to support the neighborhood and BLM, race/identity issues among APA communities

Chad Driesbach

Chad Driesbach Interview.docx.pdf
Mixed race Vietnamese American, talks about working from home and personal life during pandemic, participating in rollerskating, current revival and its mulit-cultural gender inclusive focus

Blake Nakatsu

Blake Nakatsu Interview.docx.pdf
Working and living in the Chinatown international district of Seattle, Blake Nakatsu, a Japanese American exhibit developer and YouthCAN manager at the Wing Luke Museum describes the impacts of COVID-19 on his life, society, and to the CID…

Yin Yu and Rachtha Danh

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A couple living in the Chinatown International District who have been long-time advocates and staunch allies of their communities. Yu is a Taiwanese immigrant who settled in Mukilteo, who among many other accomplishments most recently founded Humbows…

Tony Au

Tony Au Interview.docx.pdf
Owner of Changes Hair Studio and is the owner of the International Lion Dance and Martial Arts Team in the International District. In this interview, we talk about the impacts of COVID-19 in his life and his business, diving deep into his opinions on…

Sami Hilario

Sami Hilario Interview.docx.pdf
Filipina-American artist and employee of the Wing Luke Museum in Seattle’s Chinatown International District. In this interview, we talk about how her and her family have been influenced by the sudden prevalence of COVID-19, and how this pandemic…

Robin Shen

Robin Shen Interview.docx.pdf
An interview with Robin Shen, the Executive Director of the Chinese American Civic Association. Robin discusses the work the Chinese American Civic Association has done during COVID-19, such as donating PPE and funds to organizations in need.

Diane Le

Diane Le Interview.docx.pdf
Family are Cambodian Americans, own Phnom Penh Noodle House. Effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the interviewee’s everyday life routine, economic and financial status, restaurant business management, conditions of sheltering in place, mental…

Daysha Arthur

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Daysha Arthur is a Japanese-Portugese American from Hilo, Hawaii. She is the manager of Uwajimaya Seattle which is an Asian grocery store in the Chinatown-International District. In this interview, we talk about the impacts of COVID-19 on the store,…