The UW Women’s Center hosted a lunch featuring Lilly Ledbetter, who shared her story of struggle for equity in the workplace. The conversation was moderated by Kathi Goertzen from KOMO 4 and took place at the Westin Hotel in Seattle. The event raised $10,000 for the Center, and about 300 people attended.
The Japanese Community and Cultural Center of Washington (JCCCW) held its second annual Tomodachi Luncheon fundraiser at the Bellevue Westin Hotel. More than 270 people attended, and more than $38,000 was raised, which will benefit the JCCCW.
Paul Horiuchi’s paintings and collages are being exhibited at artREsource through May 8. Some of the pieces that are being showcased have never been seen by the public before.
More than 500 people came to The Westin Hotel in Seattle for the Girl Scouts of Western Washington’s Seattle Leadership Luncheon. This annual event highlights the important role Girl Scouting plays in building leadership skills in girls and developing successful female leaders of tomorrow.
At the Elliot Bay Book Company, New Yorker staff writer and Beijing correspondent Peter Hessler read from his newest account of travels through China, “Country Driving: A Journey Through China from Farm to Factory.”
President Barack Obama announced his intent to appoint Teresa Takai as assistant secretary (Networks and Information Integration) for the Department of Defense.
Bellevue-based Executive Development Institute (EDI) elected four new members to its board of directors.
Refugee Women’s Alliance held its 14th annual International Women’s Day Celebration at its main office in Seattle. The event featured ethnic foods and multicultural entertainment and activities, including an Ethiopian coffee demonstration, Vietnamese dance, and Henna hand painting.
Artist and calligraphist Yulin Shen showed his pieces at the Hub Art Gallery on the University of Washington campus. Among the pieces shown was his oil painting, “Dream.” The painting showcases a Chinese studio beside the Space Needle.
Larry Matsuda’s essay, “Minidoka Fences,” was published by Cerise Press, an online journal of literature, arts, and culture based in the United States and France, in its spring 2010 issue.