Tuesday, 03 January 2017 00:00
Forty Five years ago this spring, a handful of students made their voices heard, creating change within the Seattle Community College district. One of those students, Al Sugiyama, went on to become a significant figure of positive change in our community. With Al's recent passing , we are resposting this page from 2012. Click this headline to view 2012's Seize the Time... Again.
From Spring of 2012...
It's been termed "Seattle's first demonstration led by Asian Americans." The protests at Seattle Community Colleges February 9 and March 2, 1971 inspired change here and around the country. To honor these events of forty one years ago, the students who led the protests gathered at Seattle Central Community College to discuss the events of the past, celebrated the positive change that resulted and look at the lessons learned.
We captured the event that took place last year to mark the fortieth anniversary of these protests.
May is Asian-Pacific Heritage Month. In honor of this, we are providing access to the program online. If you'd like to watch the program on-demand, click this to watch it.
An abreviated, 46-minute version of the event is available here.