Chinatown-International District (CID) is a place deeply rooted in Seattle’s history, giving us access to an incredible collection of stories, experiences, and personal accounts, helping us better understand the city that we live in. Made up of a collection of neighborhoods such as Chinatown, Japantown, Little Saigon, and Filipino Town, it’s now home to Asian communities that have shaped the culture and history of the place. The Wing Luke Museum, located in Chinatown honors the history and people of the CID both past and present. The Tiger icon is a reference to the Vietnamese folk tale of the Farmer and the Tiger. You can hear Doan tell the story below, and go see the mural depicting the story yourself on the ground at the intersection of 14th and Jackson in Little Saigon. The Tiger is also a part of the Chinese Zodiac, one of twelve animals representing a Lunar year. 2022 will be the year of the Tiger!
All videos will be livestreamed 11am-noon on October 16, and available to rewatch here soon after!
Martial Arts for Health and Self-Defense with MJ Steele
Martial Artist living and working in Seattle C-ID.
As part of our virtual programming, we encourage audience members to donate directly to artists, or organizations of the artist choosing. Please direct donations for MJ to the Wing Luke Museum
For more information about Seattle Kung Fu Club, or to sign up for classes, visit their website.
For more information about the Wing Luke Museum, visit their website.
Doan Diane Hoang Dy
Wing Luke Museum's Story Time with Doan
Doan Diane Hoang Dy is a 2nd generation Vietnamese American mom born on Duwamish Land who studied at the University of Washington in American Ethnic Studies with a focus on Asian American Studies. She has worked with the Wing Luke Museum for over 10 years and is currently the Senior Tour Manager. Doan likes to skateboard, you can follow her at @darkestbeforedoan.skates!
Visit the Wing Luke Museum website to learn more.
As part of our virtual programming, we encourage audience members to donate directly to artists, or organizations of the artist choosing. Please direct donations for Doan to the Wing Luke Museum.
ABCs of CID
The Chinatown-International District (CID) Coalition is a grassroots group of community organizers dedicated to fighting displacement in the CID, centering the needs of the community in development decisions, and standing in solidarity with other groups who are fighting displacement. Visit their website to learn more.
As part of our virtual programming, we encourage audience members to donate directly to artists, or organizations of the artist choosing. Please direct donations for CID Coalition to their Venmo: @meilanimandery
Did you Know?
Did you know that the Chinatown-International District is home to smaller neighborhoods such as Japantown, Filipino Town, and Little Saigon as well as Chinatown? It’s a place rooted in Asian American history and culture that still thrives today.
The ABCs of the CID celebrates the unique stories of the neighborhoods from A to Z!