Support AAPI-owned businesses with Intentionalist
Throughout the month of May, we are continuing our partnership with Intentionalist to highlight Puget Sound area AAPI-owned businesses and the inspiring stories of their owners.
Check out Intentionalist's curated list of AAPI-owned restaurants and stories in the Puget Sound region!
Fans who visit any AAPI-owned restaurant at any point in May can write a review of the location on the Intentionalist website for a chance to win Intentionalist and Sounders FC prizes! Winners will be drawn on Sounders FC matchdays in May, beginning May 9.
Celebrate AAPI Heritage Month with virtual programming from Densho and Wing Luke Museum
Densho - Facing the Mountain Virtual Book Launch: Join Densho on May 11 for the official launch of Facing the Mountain, a new book about WWII Japanese American incarceration and the 442nd RCT by Daniel James Brown, NY Times bestselling author of The Boys in the Boat. The virtual event will feature a conversation between Brown and Densho Executive Director Tom Ikeda, who has conducted oral histories with many of the men highlighted in the book.
Register today for this free event HERE.
Wing Luke Museum - Registration for all Wing Luke Museum virtual programs is available HERE.
Book-O-Rama: Join Wing Luke from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturdays in May for free virtual book talks. Books are available in the Wing Luke online shop. All programs will be recorded and available for viewing on the Wing Luke Museum YouTube channel.
- May 1: Awesomely Inspiring Icons! – Kick off a new season of Book-O-Rama with Awesome Asian Americans by Oliver Chin & Phil Amara, illustrated by Juan Calle and We Are Inspiring by Angel Trazo. Enjoy these uniquely diverse books and gain perspective of the challenges faced and triumphs achieved by independently published authors and illustrators from an Asian American perspective.
- May 15: Conversations with Our Kids – Children’s book authors Bao Phi of Hello, Mandarin Duck and Andy A. Nguyen of The Day I Woke Up Different begin the much-needed conversation with children about “growing up differently” and the refugee experience.
- May 22: History and Future of Seattle Hip Hop – Professor Daudi Abe weaves together the dynamic stories of a uniquely Pacific Northwest community-based and multi-ethnic collaboration of rap, DJing, breaking, and graffiti in Emerald Street: A History of Hip Hop in Seattle. Learn about how Seattle hip-hop shaped our region’s politics, relationships between communities of color and law enforcement, the changing media scene, and youth outreach and educational programs, and how these shape the current and future scene for Seattle.
- June 5: Pasifika Are the Future - The final event for Book-O-Rama features local authors Alika Bourgette, contributor to Reppin': Pacific Islander Youth and Native Justice and Dr. Rick Bonus of The Ocean in the School: Pacific Islander Students Transforming Their University, both at the University of Washington. Join Wing Luke to honor the voices and stories of Pasifika Youth who confront continuing legacies of colonization, incarceration, and militarization, perpetuate antiracism as the core of social justice, and foster community to transform the education platforms into spaces that value healing, meaningfulness, respect, and critical thought.
Food for Thought: Dinner Date with History – Join Wing Luke Museum for a live evening of food and history, learning from the experts behind our favorite Chinatown-International District and Seattle food scene. On May 7 or May 21, cook with Chef Jenny Dorsey of Studio ATAO at 4:30 p.m.
Free Wing Luke Museum admission when you rep Sounders FC
Throughout the month of May, we are partnering with Wing Luke Museum to provide free admission to any fan wearing a Sounders FC jersey. All entrants must be wearing a Sounders FC jersey for free entry, available from May 1 – May 31. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn about the Asian Pacific American experience from our local experts!