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Nathan Vass

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Mixed race Korean American bus driver, writer, photographer/filmmaker talks about experiences as front-line transit worker during covid, concerns about catching virus, effect of pandemic on passengers, inequities deepened, treating everyone with…

Dao Mai

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Vietnamese American who traveled to visit her dying father in Vietnam just as quarantine was imposed on foreign travelers. 2 week quarantine meant she missed seeing her dad before he died, missed his funeral.

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

David True

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Mixed race Japanese American doctor who serves patients in long-term care facilities, talks about being at Life Care in Kirkland right before the outbreak there, cons and pros of telemedicine, PPE shortages

Celina Hayashi Macadangdang

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Filipina American doctor at ICHS, talks about why she became a doctor (to serve the community), providing medical care during pandemic, and participating in rollerskating revival

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)…

Stan Shikuma

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COVID-19 outbreak with discussion around the rise in anti-asian sentiment and racism that has occurred. Stan is a social activist, artist, and retired nurse who speaks on his knowledge on WWII-era similarities to the current climate we have been…

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,…