The Janyce Ko Fisher Gallery at ICHS' Shoreline Medical & Dental clinic opened on October 22nd, 2022. ICHS leadership, community partners, and the family and friends of 'Jan' gathered together to celebrate her legacy.
Jan was with ICHS since our beginning. As the longest serving ICHS board member, Jan's legacy of leadership helped guide ICHS’ growth for over 40 years from a small storefront clinic in Seattle into one of the largest community health centers in Washington State.
She stewarded the construction of ICHS' Shoreline clinic, our newest full-service clinic location.
We also celebrated the opening of the inaugural exhibit: 'the COVID-19 Photo Storytelling Project' a photojournalist exhibition of the first years of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the resilience and self-determination of our community.
We know that history grounds us. We celebrate the life and commitment of our pioneer activists and leaders.
The opening of the exhibit was made possible by funding from the Historic South Downtown. We also thank our partners King County 4Culture, the SPJ Western Washington Pro Chapter Passion Projects grant, and our community partners Seattle Chinatown Int'l. Dist. Preservation and Development Authority, Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS), and InterIm Community Development Association for collaborating with us.
Due to COVID-19 safety measures, the Shoreline clinic is only open to ICHS patients at this time. We look forward to sharing future opportunities for members of the public to visit our newly opened Jancye Ko Fisher Gallery!
The COVID-19 Photo Storytelling Project
This was a project that began shortly after the outbreak of COVID-19 in our community.
As COVID-19 has disproportionately affected the physical and financial health of people of color, it has also helped expose the systemic racism that allows health inequities to continue.
But the pandemic has also been a time of incredible resilience and self-determination. As storytellers, we recognized that we had to tell our own community’s stories, and document this unprecedented time.
Karen Ducey — creative director of the project and award-winning photojournalist.
Angela Toda — past ICHS marketing and communications administrator, project coordinator and writer, who was key in the creation of the project and steering it through the tumultuous waters of 2020 and 2021.
Debbie Louie — ICHS senior creative services coordinator, and exhibit manager for this project.
Travis Quezon — ICHS marketing & communications manager, whose leadership shepherded the publication of the COVID-19 photo project in a special edition in the International Examiner in June 2021 reaching 20,000+ people.
Ron Chew — former ICHS Foundation executive director that helped guide this project from an idea to reality.
The exhibit was made possible by grant funding from the Historic South Downtown.