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May 18, 2020

“Even the most selfish person should find compassion very, very attractive,” expresses Sonam Nyatsatsang, the festival producer of Tibet Fest, with a smile. He is joined by Sontri Jorkhang, a volunteer for the festival and our youngest guest this season. They describe the Tibetan culture of compassion and what it...


Apr 27, 2020

Title: Indigenous People Festival: Gathering Together

Description: “I don’t have trouble knowing who I am. I am Tlingit,” states LaVerne Wise who describes herself as the “Director of Happiness” at Seattle Indian Health Board (SIHB). LaVerne works with our second guest, Brad Angerman, the Director...


Apr 13, 2020

“We are everywhere; we’re just under the radar,” expresses John Morovich, board member of CroatiaFest. His mother and our second guest, Cathryn Morovich, is the festival co-producer. Together, they offer personal stories and the history of Croats in Seattle, highlighting many hidden innovations located across the...


Mar 23, 2020

“What does it mean to be Chinese? What does it mean to be American? Where is the balance?” asks Vivian Huang, Marketing Chair for the Asian Pacific Islander (API) Heritage Month Celebration. Along with her, Peter Tsai, the festival producer, speaks to the history of API communities in Seattle and how the festival...


Mar 2, 2020

“Come ready to participate!” proclaims dancer, Lena Silverman, who grew up in Seattle and within BrasilFest. She is joined by Eduardo Mendonça, festival co-producer of BrasilFest. They represent two distinct generations and the contrasting experiences of immigrating from Brazil to the U.S. as an adult and growing...