My Unforgotten Seattle with Ron Chew

Join Orca Books Co-op and Seattle author Ron Chew on Friday, May 7th at 5:00pm for a virtual reading and discussion on Chew’s new work, My Unforgotten Seattle.

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 deeply personal memoir, he documents the tight-knit community he remembers, describing small family shops, chop suey restaurants, and sewing factories now vanished. He untangles the mystery of his extended family’s journey to America during the era of the Chinese Exclusion Act. He highlights Seattle’s unsung champions in the fight for racial inclusion, political empowerment, American ethnic studies, Asian American arts, Japanese American redress, and revitalization of the Chinatown-International District. Chew himself led a successful campaign to transform a historic hotel into the Wing Luke Museum’s permanent home.

Ron Chew served as editor of the International Examiner and as executive director of the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience. His books include Reflections of Seattle’s Chinese Americans: The First 100 Years and Remembering Silme Domingo and Gene Viernes: The Legacy of Filipino American Labor Activism.

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Friday, May 7, 2021 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Event address:
Olympia, WA 98501
My Unforgotten Seattle Cover Image
By Ron Chew, Carey Quan Gelernter (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780295748412
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: International Examiner - October 1st, 2020

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