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Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI)
History Café: Stories from Ron Chew’s My Unforgotten Seattle
History Café: Stories from Ron Chew’s My Unforgotten Seattle Program date: September 16, 2020 Location: Online Third-generation Seattleite, historian, journalist, and museum visionary Ron Chew spent more than five decades fighting for Asian American and social justice causes in Seattle. In this virtual History Café, Chew is joined by PeiPei Sung, a former student intern, turned oral history interviewer, turned exhibit developer under the wings of the Wing Luke Asian Museum family. Sung is currently a designer at MOHAI. Join us in this conversation and hear stories about immigration, activism, community work, and hopes for the future through Chew’s upcoming memoir My Unforgotten Seattle. Photo: “In 1986, I participated in a march commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Chinese expulsion from Seattle. Maria Batayola holds a picket sign. I’m wearing a jacket my mother made in the sewing factory.” [Location: Hing Hay Park, Seattle Chinatown International District] History Café is produced as a partnership between HistoryLink and MOHAI.
Seattle Civil Rights and Labor History Project
Ron Chew: Oral History Interview (Segment 1)
Full interview here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrnclw6j_Mi8JKFlDg7iOBDI4Q0QkMMLK Born in Seattle's Chinatown, Ron Chew attended the University of Washington in the early 1970s, establishing there his interest in journalism. As writer and editor he helped turn the International Examiner into the respected voice of the International District. From 1991-2008 he served as Executive Director of the Wing Luke Asian Museum. Childhood in the International District - Ron Chew
Town Hall Seattle
Ronald Chew with Naomi Ishisaka: My Unforgotten Seattle
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The City Club of Cleveland
Ron Chew, 9.13.19.
Seattle’s Wing Luke Museum is nationally recognized for its work in creating dynamic, community-driven exhibitions and programs that explore the history, culture, and art of all Asian Pacific Islanders. The Museum is seen by many not as a collection of relics, but as a living institution, connected to and sustained by the personal stories, memories, artifacts, and art of the immigrant community. Much of this is due to the work of Ron Chew, a Seattle native and the son of Chinese immigrants, who served as the Museum's third Executive Director. Now Chew is at the helm of Chew Communications, which specializes in helping cultural organizations to collect stories and oral histories that contribute to a more tolerant and just world. Ron Chew speaks to the City Club about his work in cultivating social justice through the arts.
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