This gathering is the very last from the Women of Color Empowered luncheons. Come join us in celebrating 20 years of empowering women of color!
We will pay tribute to Vivian Lee, Ellen Ferguson, Rosa Melendez, Stella Leong, Phyllis G. Kenney, Dawn Mason, Rosa Franklin, and many others.
Our panelists, who are all past Women of Color Empowered honorees:
Former Assistant UW Law Dean
Hon. Claudia Kauffman
Co-anchor, KING 5 News
Washington State Supreme Court Justice
Dr. Sheila Edwards Lange
President, Seattle Central College.
Special welcome by
Deputy Mayor, Seattle
We are dedicating this final luncheon to thank all of you who were honored, served with us on the WOC committees, volunteered as table captains, helped us to procure table sponsorships, hosted tables for your coworkers, family and friends, attended faithfully, and for many of us, just passed the word and made recommendations.
Since 1996, Women of Color Empowered has brought together women and men of all backgrounds to celebrate the accomplishments of women of color and to network and learn from each other. The purpose of this luncheon has always been to highlight the accomplishments of women of color who are trailblazers or rising stars in their field.
Over the past 20 years of this luncheon series, more than 550 women have been honored. Our hope is that this luncheon has played at least a small progress in the overall pursuit of women of color achieving their dreams and fulfilling the hopes of their communities.
Still now, however, equity has not been achieved. We hope that the legacy of this luncheon continues on in your lives in all the ways that it can. We hope that we can all work together to continue increasing opportunities for women and girls from marginalized communities. We hope they continue to be nurtured, mentored, and cultivated. We hope that you stay with the fight so that we can break through more barriers, so that the opportunities for our daughters and our daughters’ daughters are without limits.
On behalf of Assunta, and the NW Asian weekly staff, the 2016, WOC finale Co-chairs and our hardworking committee, we hope to see you on Friday Sept. 16 at China Harbor Restaurant, in our final farewell.
Co-chairs: Bonnie Miller, Winona Hollins Hauge, and Francine Griggs
Members: Elizabeth Younger, Connie Sugahara, Diane Martin, Kathy Purcell, Leny Valerio-Buford, Assunta Ng, Shoko Toyama, Rosa Melendez, Lourdes Sampera Tsukada, Sylvia Cavazos, and Kiku Hayashi
Friday, Sept. 16
11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
(Tables of 10 seats can be purchased for $350. Sponsorship opportunities available. Please visit the above link or email email@example.com.)
China Harbor Restaurant
2040 Westlake Ave. N., Seattle