Some 300 members of local mosques and churches participated in a dialogue on the Islamic and Christian perspectives on Jesus on March 27 at the Harambee Church in Renton.
Sean Salazar, who plans to run for Sen. Patty Murray’s seat in the Washington State Senate in 2010, hosted an Asian community luncheon for approximately 50 people at the House of Hong in the International District.
At a formal ceremony, Judge Marcine Anderson was sworn in to the Shoreline District Court, the first Asian American woman to do so. The swearing-in was conducted by Washington State Supreme Court Justice Susan Owens at the courthouse in Shoreline.
Robert Kogane will transition from his role as Giddens School 2009–2010 interim head of school to head of school on July 1.
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.