Tomi Fujiyama’s career spans two hemispheres and half a century. The 70-year-old musician held her first American concert in over four decades on Sept. 11 at Pianos in New York City.
The Asian American Justice Center (AAJC) and its affiliates — the Asian Pacific American Legal Center (APALC) of Los Angeles, the Asian Law Caucus (ALC) of San Francisco and the Asian American Institute (AAI) of Chicago — celebrated Citizenship Day Sept. 17, originally a day to mark the ratification of the U.S. Constitution and give individuals a chance to take pride in their citizenship.
According to the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL), Jason Chaffetz, Republican nominee for U.S. Representative from the 3rd Congressional District of Utah, proposed the construction of “prison camps” surrounded by barbed wire to confine undocumented immigrants. The JACL are against this.
The India Association of Western Washington (IAWW) is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. The association decided to celebrate this occasion by including other mainstream and local Asian communities and honoring their leaders who have been instrumental in building bridges across all communities for years.
The Western Union Company, known for its money transfer services, is supporting programs that help immigrants adapt to their new American life as well as preserve and honor their ethnic heritage. Western Union has announced its sponsorship of the Lao Highland Association’s (LHA) Mien language program at a kickoff event that was held at LHA’s office in Seattle. The program, designed for Laotian Americans, is an opportunity to learn or improve Mien language skills and gain a greater knowledge of Lao’s rich cultural heritage. It is open to all who are interested.
The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) seeks an executive director responsible for the national, non-profit organization’s $1.2 million budget and $2 million endowment campaign.
The Seattle Public Library invites the public to tour all 26 new and remodeled branches and the spectacular Central Library with a commemorative library passport available at the International District/Chinatown Branch, 713 Eighth Ave. S., and all other library locations beginning Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008.
Due to the relocation of the Downtown Neighborhood Service Center, biweekly office hours in the International District were discontinued, effective as of Monday, Aug. 25. The office is relocating to Pioneer Square.