The Chinese American Citizens Alliance (CACA) will be having its 53rd Biennial Convention this summer, August 6-9, and we are proud to say that Seattle will be hosting. This is a real honor for the city because we are the youngest chapter of the 18 chapters across the country.
CACA was founded in 1895 by a group of Chinese Americans in San Francisco. Since its inception the alliance has played a role in many civil rights milestones, including the Magnuson Act, which repealed the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, and supporting the Civil Rights Act of 1965. CACA has now grown to 18 chapters across the country with a national board with representatives.
We want to make sure Seattle can express its hospitality. The four-day convention will be host to many exciting activities: tours of our beautiful city (ride the duck!), a visit to the Wing Luke and Chinatown, Spirit of America banquet/gala, business sessions, seminars, education workshops, and special guest speakers. There are volunteer opportunities (and you don’t have to be a member) for all these events, ranging from reception, chaperoning excursions, meal and meeting setup, to helping create printed material. It’s a great opportunity to be a part of an important cultural event, and a first national CACA event for the city.
The convention is fast approaching, so please get involved and help represent Seattle! We would like to ensure the convention will be a memorable experience. (end)
For more information about the convention, visit cacaseattle.org.
To volunteer, email firstname.lastname@example.org.