#EmeraldLove: Amy HyunAh Pak

“[The Emerald] does a great job centering every day folks and…our historical Communities of Color – the black community and immigrant communities.”

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Amy HyunAh Pak, founding Executive Director of Families of Color Seattle, values South Seattle Emerald as a localized media resource that accurately expresses and amplifies the voices of under-represented communities.

Says Pak: “[The Emerald] has the important lens of social justice, racial equality and also does a great job at centering everyday folks and especially stories around our historical communities of color – the black community and immigrant communities.”

She goes on, “South Seattle Emerald has been really a great tool for these stories to be amplified and create conversation, help mobilize community needs and missions…and community movements that are happening in South Seattle.”  


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Pak leads a FOCS dialogue.  Photo by Che Seyhun.


Pak has over 18 years creating impact in Seattle through community organizing, social work and anti-racist education with families and youth. In addition to her leadership of FOCS, Pak consults with local preschools, public elementary schools, and independent schools on anti-bias, dismantling racism, and equity.

Pak sees the Emerald as an essential source for South Seattle, directing readers’ attention to topics and issues of importance. “[The Emerald] helps shape where our eyes and ears need to be activated. It helps amplify voices in the South End.”

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