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  • Tags: Japanese American

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

Celina Hayashi Macadangdang

Celina Hayashi Macadangdang Interview.docx.pdf
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

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…

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…

Hieu Pham

Hieu Pham Interview.pdf
An interview with Dr. Hieu Pham, a family doctor at International Community Health Services (ICHS) and Swedish Hospital. Born in Saigon, Vietnam, Dr. Pham and his family immigrated to the United States where he then pursued and began his career as a…

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,…