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Ronald Chew with Naomi Ishisaka: My Unforgotten Seattle
Ronald Chew with Naomi Ishisaka: My Unforgotten Seattle

Historian and journalist Ron Chew speaks with Seattle Times' social justice columnist Naomi Ishisaka about his deeply personal memoir "My Unforgotten Seattle." Chew 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. With deeply intimate profiles of his parents and leaders like Bob Santos, Ruth Woo, Al Sugiyama, Roberto Maestas, and Kip Tokuda, he highlights Seattle's unsung champions in the fight for racial inclusion, political empowerment, Asian American arts, and revitalization of the Chinatown-International District-including reflections from his campaign to find the Wing Luke Museum a permanent home. Presented by Town Hall Seattle and Wing Luke Museum.


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