The 14th annual MAP Bridging the Gap Breakfast was held Saturday, Oct. 18 at the HUB Ballroom on the UW campus. More than $70,000 was raised for the Multicultural Alumni Partnership (MAP) Endowed Scholarship Fund, which helps economically disadvantaged UW students from diverse backgrounds continue their education.
ARAMARK employee volunteers refurbished the Rainier Beach Family Center on Oct. 16, a program of Atlantic Street Center, one of Seattle’s premier nonprofit organizations. The center’s much-needed programs and services support more than 3,000 multiethnic, low-income families in the central and southeast neighborhoods per year.
The Wing Luke Asian Museum welcomes Ethelyn Abellanosa, new deputy director for operations. This is a new position created as part of the museum’s leadership transition. Abellanosa was the associate director for administration and human resources at the Henry Art Gallery, working there for the past 10 years during the Henry’s post-expansion phase.
Naomi Ishisaka is the new communications director for OneAmerica (formerly Hate Free Zone), a leading immigrant advocacy organization in the region. Formerly the editor of ColorsNW Magazine for eight years, Ishisaka will continue her commitment to cover issues of race, diversity and multiculturalism through writing projects as well as speaking to and consulting with organizations interested in diversity, media and social justice issues.
The 2nd annual Racial Justice Campaign Candidate Fundraiser held on Oct. 15th highlighted candidates Vickie Ybarra and Roslynne Reed.
U.S. Sen. Daniel K. Akaka, chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs and an honorary chairman of the Japanese American Veterans Association (JAVA), outlined his four-point legislative program designed to ensure veterans get the care and benefits they deserve. Akaka made his remarks at the JAVA quarterly luncheon at the Harvest Moon Restaurant in Falls Church, Va., on Oct. 18.
The rumor mill has been churning on overdrive lately. The word from several news outlets is that Obama may hit the ground running by appointing top posts in his cabinet in mere days instead of the taking weeks like past presidents have done.
Just as voters choose which candidates they want to hold public office during the general election, they also want to hold current office holders accountable for their actions. One city councilwoman faces an upcoming recall election while two other office holders have faced one since August.
Whether it’s efforts on the local level or efforts on a national level, there are an increasing number of Asian Americans joining the political ranks every year. Compiled here is a list highlighting certain prominent individuals who may end up representing their communities as well as Asian Americans across America. Keep a look out!
A war in the Persian Gulf led a surprised Percell Johnson to China. In 2003, Johnson, the owner of Cassell Inc., a manufacturer of custom flexible packaging products, took his business overseas by establishing a business relationship with Chinese businessman Tony Yuen.