The 10th Annual National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development (CAPACD) Conference in Washington, D.C., was held at the Liaison Hotel. The conference was called, “Celebrating a Decade of Unity: A Time of Change.” ♦
Past and present members of the Asian Pacific Islander Leadership Foundation’s (ACLF) Community Leaders Program had its 10-year reunion at Twist Lounge in Belltown. ♦
International Community Health Services CEO Teresita Batayola was the emcee for the opening rally of the “Health Care for All in 2009 — Mothers Leading the Way” march held at Pratt Park. The goal of the march was to support a goal set by President Obama to achieve health care reform this year. ♦
A fashion show raised funds for the Puget Sound affiliate of Komen for the Cure. The organization strives to raise breast cancer awareness and promote research. The show was presented by Little Black Dress Events. The show was held at the Spitfire Grill in Belltown. Nineteen models showcased bras on a pink runway. It featured […]
Authors Velani Mynhardt Witthöft and Keely Alexander tell the story of a young boy and his friends as they “look back” to find their immigrant roots. Davy Brown is the 10-year-old Seattleite protagonist of “Davy Brown Discovers His Roots,” which features several Seattle neighborhoods and cultural icons. The children’s book debuted on June 3, in Las […]
The National Asian Pacific Center on Aging (NAPCA) won the Seattle Human Services Coalition’s (SHSC) 2009 Innovative Program Award for its toll-free, multilingual helpline. NAPCA’s helpline was created in 2004 in order to address the language needs of the Asian and Pacific Islander communities. In this past year, the helpline has handled more than 24,000 […]
Vivek Kundra is the nation’s first federal chief information officer. His job is to manage $76 billion in spending and keep the government’s technology projects on track. ♦
The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) awarded the 2009 JACL Mike M. Masaoka Fellowship to Scott Sakakihara. He has started working in the Washington, D.C. office of Congresswoman Mazie Hirono (D–HI). Sakakihara graduated from Harvard Law School in 2008. ♦
The University of Puget Sound awarded honorary degrees to 36 Japanese American students at the 2009 Commencement Ceremony on May 17. In 1942, the students’ education had been abruptly stopped when they were sent to relocation camps during World War II.
For Kimiko Mukai’s 90th birthday, she received an honorary degree. Mukai, a Japanese American who was a sophmore at Seattle Pacific University (SPU) in 1942 (then called Seattle Pacific College), had to suddenly leave school due to an order issued by President Roosevelt. Her education was stopped due to Japanese American internment during WWII.