Mimi Gates, former director of the Seattle Art Museum, announced that the Center for Asian Art and Ideas (CAAI) will launch at the Seattle Asian Art Museum this fall. The center will explore facets of Asian culture including art, literature, music, history, and politics.
Executive Development Institute (EDI) alumni and other job seekers attended the “Leadership Together” networking event at Bellevue’s Hotel Sierra to tackle the challenges of job searching.
The 20 highest bidders of the Tom Douglas Dinner — auctioned earlier this spring at the Wing Luke Asian Museum Auction — enjoyed a feast at the home of Uwajimaya CEO Tomoko Matsuno, accompanied by special guests Edgar Martinez and his wife Holli. Chef Tom Douglas prepared his famous crab cakes and crab foo-yung among many other dishes featured in the Uwajimaya’s “Arigato! Thank You” 80th anniversary celebrity cookbook.
The Center for Asian Pacific American (APA) Women will hold its National Leadership Summit at the Microsoft Conference Center on Sept. 26 and Sept. 27. Formerly known as the Asian Pacific American Women Leadership Institute (APAWLI), it is the only membership organization in the United States that is dedicated to developing women who come from Asian and Asian Pacific Islander (API) backgrounds.
When the United States formally established diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic of China in 1979, Washington state already had a formal relationship with it. Today, China is the state’s leading trading partner and principal export market for items like aircraft parts and agricultural products.
Editor’s note: In 2008, Trish Hackett Nicola received a grant from 4Culture to research and write a paper on the Chinese community’s involvement in the AYPE — this article is an edited version of her paper. Nicola recently presented her findings at the AYPE Symposium at the National Archives on Saturday, Sept. 12.
The Refugee Women’s Alliance (ReWA) had its open house at its new location on Maynard Avenue South. Aside from three other locations in Seattle, the agency recently expanded its office in the International District. Approximately 100 people attended. ReWA is a nonprofit, multi-ethnic organization that provides refugee and immigrant women and families with culturally appropriate services.
The North American South Asian Bar Association (NASABA) and the South Asian Bar Association of Washington, D.C. (SABA-DC) honored the South Asian Americans appointed to President Barack Obama’s administration at an event held in Washington, D.C. The Obama White House has tapped more South Asian Americans to serve in the administration than any other administration in history. Nearly 200 people attended.
Chase Bank Chairman Phyllis Campbell, REI chairman Sally Jewell, Shoreline Mayor Cindy Ryu, and Sound Transit Director Leslie Jones had lunch with 14 female alumni of the Executive Development Institute at New Hong Kong Restaurant in the International District.
Chuimei Ho and husband Ben Bronson organized the Asian-Yukon-Pacific Exposition Centennial Celebration Symposium because they wanted to shed light on an overlooked piece of history: the roles of Asian-Pacific Islanders in the 1909 exposition, a world’s fair.