The Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA)-Greater Seattle held its annual Golden Circles Awards Dinner, which honored those who have made significant contributions to the social, political, and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans. This year’s theme was Building Legacy, centering on community development.
Nikkei Concerns held a ground-breaking ceremony for a new garden at its five-star accredited rehabilitation and care center, Seattle Keiro. The ceremony featured a traditional Japanese ground-breaking ritual and included Consul General of Japan Kiyokazu Ota, local elected officials, and community leaders/supporters as invited speakers and guests, including Seattle’s Deputy Mayor Darryl Smith. Founded in […]
Tet in Seattle Director Khanh Vu (right), holding his award, with Mayor McGinn (Photo provided by Tet in Seattle) Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn gave out six 2011 Mayor’s Arts Awards at a ceremony at Seattle Center. The winners were Tet in Seattle, Choreographer and Artistic Director of Spectrum Dance Theatre Donald Byrd, Jack Straw Productions, […]
At the 2011 National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) National Convention, NAAAP-Seattle placed first out of 24 NAAAP chapters nationwide in PR/marketing and community involvement categories. It also placed in the top three in programs and membership. NAAAP-Seattle will hold board elections for open positions on Nov. 20. (end)
Little Anchor, a four-piece group led by Filipino American and Seattle native Alexa Cabellon, released its newest digital-only EP, titled “Yellow Lights.”
The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA)’s Seattle chapter attended the AAJA National Convention in Detroit this year and took home four awards.
The Thai Association of Washington (TAWA) held its third Annual Picnic and Health Fair at Woodland Park in Seattle.
The 2nd Annual Pinoy Reporter Tagumpay Awards took place at the SeaTac Hilton and honored Filipino Americans who are leaders in their respective communities, careers, and companies. Eighteen Filipinos were nominated for the awards, and 10, chosen in part through public voting, were recognized at the awards ceremony.
Christine Chen Velazquez and her husband, Richard, bid farewell to Seattle on Aug. 25 at a farewell party held at Boom Noodle in Bellevue. The Velazquezes are relocating to New York City, as Richard was recently tapped to be the senior director of innovation for PepsiCo.
Frank Irigon, a community activist, kicked off his campaign for Newcastle City Council, position 4, with a fundraiser and party at Tea Palace Restaurant in Renton.