The Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) received the 2009 Daniel Levy Award from the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild. This national award came on the heels of a separate recognition of the NWIRP by the City of Seattle and King County for the organization’s work on behalf of immigrant survivors of domestic violence. The NWIRP just celebrated 25 years of service to the immigrant community in Washington state.
Greg Castilla, a long-time resident of Seattle, wrote a new book, “As I See It.” It is a collection of essays that convey Castilla’s stance on politics, relationships, family, commitment, challenges, and disappointments. The selections in the book reveal Castilla’s writings during the last 30 years.
While plowing her way through an intense aeronautics and astronautics engineering program at the University of Washington (UW), Quynh Tran took on a challenging internship during her last year in school for Bothell-based, minority-owned PCSI Design, a product design and engineering services company.
Christine Takada is now the president and CEO of the National Asian Pacific Center on Aging (NAPCA). Takada has been serving as interim president and CEO since April.
InterIm Community Development Association was joined by more than 330 friends and supporters to celebrate its 40th anniversary. InterIm works to promote revitalization of the Chinatown/International District, building and advocating for more affordable housing throughout the region, leading neighborhood planning efforts, maintaining affordable parking and green urban spaces, and ensuring that the Chinatown/International District remains a vibrant place to call home.
Tom Kobayashi is one of the Puget Sound awardees of Bank of America’s philanthropic program, the Neighborhood Excellence Initiative.
Gov. Chris Gregoire appointed Joanne Harrell to the University of Washington Board of Regents.
Asian American Justice Center President and Executive Director Karen K. Narasaki is one of the 100 women Washingtonian Magazine celebrates as the most powerful women in Washington, an honor Narasaki has now earned four times.
The Asian Counseling and Referral Service (ACRS) held its annual gala at the Grand Hyatt in Seattle.
Americans Charles Kao, William Boyle, and George Smith won the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physics. Kao’s discoveries led to the creation of modern fiber-optic communication networks. Boyle and Smith were honored for inventing the eye of the digital camera.