Tuesday, January 18, 2011

2nd Annual Lunar New Year Walkathon

Come celebrate the lunar new year with CISC! Join hundreds of other walkers in our upcoming Walkathon and enjoy dance and martial arts performances and free massage, get a fashionable t-shirt, fulfill that New Year's Resolution to get more exercise, and support important CISC programs. You can also form a team and walk with your company, your church group, or your friends.

Registration is $15 in advance, or $20 on the day of the event (starting at 8:45 am). The walk begins at 9:30am. Sign up early and start gathering pledges to support your walk!
To register and learn more, visit the Walkathon website: http://cisc.martysoft.org/.You can also register at the CISC front desk.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Chinese Expulsion!

On a February day in 1886, church bells rang and filled the Seattle air. A mass eviction was to begin. Bands of men took wagons and headed to Washington Street, near Second and Third avenues, and entered the heart of Seattle’s first Chinatown

They rounded up anyone who looked Chinese – in neighborhood laundries and restaurants, wooden dwellings, meeting rooms. The vigilante men pounded on doors and ordered Chinese on wagons for a ride to a Waterfront dock – for a forced and frenzied removal by ship from Seattle

What unfolded was one of the most egregious and lawless acts of hatred against ethnic Chinese in Pacific Northwest history. Similar expulsions of Chinese in Tacoma, Bellingham and Olympia also occurred.

February 7, 2011 will mark the 125th anniversary of this largely overlooked but dramatic expulsion of people living in Seattle and other cities in Washington State. A core community group is planning a public education project aimed at understanding this violation of civil rights, the resilience of the Chinese and the span of events that led to their return and reestablishment in the city of Seattle. This anniversary occurs at a time when the issue of immigration to the United States remains unresolved and a recent Arizona law catapulted the topic to the top of public policy agendas.

For more info, to go http://iexaminer.org/cerp/ 

Wednesday, January 05, 2011


Everything you ever wanted to know about CISC as explained by 2 animated robots.

Monday, January 03, 2011

January Promotion at eScrip

From now until January 25th, the eScrip service is having a "10% Goes Back to Schools" event on selected items. That means that if you have signed up for eScrip or sign up now and choose CISC as your organization to support, an even higher percentage of your purchases at participating stores (Safeway being the big one) will go towards the CISC Bilingual Preschool program. To sign up for eScrip or learn more about it, visit the website at http://www.escrip.com. As you sign up, you will need to enter your Safeway Card number or the credit card number you use to shop, and enter the CISC Step Ahead Preschool (Group ID: 500025005). You don't actually pay anything; instead, every time you shop with that card, Safeway and other participating stores donate a percentage to the CISC preschool.