Having a place to encourage diversity and fellowship has been important to many Asian American groups throughout the decades. This has been especially true throughout Washington state. Opening such a place is an entirely different matter and requires perseverance.
The Women of Color Empowered luncheon will be held at China Harbor Restaurant in Seattle on Friday, Sept. 25, at 11:30 a.m. The event honors women who are accomplished in their careers, who have contributed significantly to local communities of color, and who have inspired others to follow their lead.
In August, President Obama nominated Federal Magistrate Judge Edward Chen and Los Angeles lawyer Dolly Gee to the United States District Court bench in California. Their nominations follow the nomination of Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Jacqueline Nguyen for the position of United States District Judge.
Chloe Choi, 16, a recipient of the National Security Language Initiative (NSLI) scholarship, left for Beijing High School No. 80 to study Mandarin.
The Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) sponsored the 9th annual Aki Kurose Middle School Beautification Project. Mori Kurose-Rothman, one of Aki Kurose’s grandsons, organized the clean up for the second year. Rothman is a sophomore at New York University.
Marketing ideas agency WongDoody, founded in 1993 in Seattle by Tracy Wong (executive creative director/chairman) and Pat Doody (president), was ranked third on the Puget Sound Business Journal’s “Best Workplaces” list at an awards ceremony held at Safeco Field.
The International Community Health Services (ICHS) Foundation announced Andy Yip as its new interim executive director.
The Taiwanese American Professionals Society (TAPS) hosted more than 100 people at its dinner and raised $11,274 through dinner & raffle ticket sales and donations. Donations will benefit the Social Relief Fund of Kaohsiung County and Morakot Typhoon Rescues Fund.
More than seven stores were broken into during the week of Aug. 17. With the help of May Wan, the Greater Seattle Chinese Chamber of Commerce’s senior adviser, the Seattle Police Department (SPD) summed all related complaints and appointed an officer to deal specifically with them.
On Aug. 21, Adam Goodman, president and CEO of Paramount Pictures, issued an apology to the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) for “racially demeaning language” in its recently released film, “The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard.”