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Kalei'okalani (Rayann) Matsui

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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

Sharon Chang

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photographer/journalist who documented empty streets in early days of pandemic, mask stigma, intergenerational immigrant businesses. Also talks about her son's experience of anti-Asian covid-related bullying and the school's (mostly positive)…

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…

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.

Ming-Ming Edelman

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Refugee Artists Initiative -- mask-making (Ming-Ming describes here experience as a business going from selling potholders to one that sold masks nearly overnight as the pandemic quickly ensued.

Henry Liu

Henry Liu Interview.docx.pdf
In this oral history, Henry Liu discusses his work with the organization Interim CDA during the COVID-19 pandemic delivering groceries to elders and low-income families in the Chinatown-International District neighborhood.