Lillian Kimura, the first woman to be elected as the national president of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) and a long time JACL leader, received the Ina Kay Award from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) on Nov. 17 at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.
Zhang brings more than 20 years of experience in managing and developing international business relationships throughout China and the United States. He will be in charge of all operations for the Asian market. Zhang’s most recent position was being the chief representative for Weyerhaeuser in China.
Goodwill held its 25th anniversary of the Glitter Sale, called the Glitter Gala, which raised funds to benefit Goodwill’s Job Training and Education Program on Nov. 14.
The event held a fashion show, “Past, Present, Future,” where NWAW publisher Assunta Ng was a model. All the models came from diverse sections of the Greater Seattle community.
Karen Kodama, International Education Program administrator at Seattle Public Schools, received the Washington Association for Language Teaching Pro Lingua Award in October for her advocacy and support of world languages.
Cascade Elementary principal Shannon Harvey was awarded the prestigious 2008 Milken National Educational Award for her outstanding work as an educator. The award comes with a prize of $25,000. Teacher magazine calls the Milken the “Oscars of Teaching.”
The Foundation for International Understanding Through Students (FIUTS) celebrate 60 years of building peace and cross-cultural understanding through a variety of events held on the University of Washington campus and around Seattle in November.
Author Indu Sundaresan — critically praised for her historical novels “The Twentieth Wife,” “The Feast of Roses,” and “The Splendor of Silence” — brings her perceptive eye to bear on the lives and conflicts of contemporary Indian women in a new collection of short stories.
International Community Health Services (ICHS) held a reception at the Wing Luke Asian Museum on Tuesday, Oct. 28. It brought together community supporters and others who helped ICHS during its formative years. Under the theme, “Reunite & Rebuild: Bringing Health Care Home,” the event gave ICHS and the ICHS Foundation the opportunity to honor its past and highlight the expansion at its International District Medical & Dental Clinic.
Humanities Washington has granted $80,356, a total of 16 grants, for humanities projects to serve Washington’s Asian American communities.
The Bank of America Charitable Foundation announced two Puget Sound area nonprofits, five community leaders and five local high school students as recipients of the Neighborhood Excellence Initiative (NEI) Neighborhood Builder award. The winners were given their awards Oct. 30 at a ceremony at McCaw Hall for their ongoing efforts in bettering the Puget Sound community.