The Seattle chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) will host the 93rd Annual Banquet and Fundraiser at 5:30 p.m., Saturday, March 21 at Seattle University’s Campion Hall.
Live performances in music, dance and poetry at the event will include a live musical performance by Seattle Opera.
The company will preview an aria from An American Dream—a brand-new opera with a world premiere set for August 2015 at McCaw Hall.
JACL’s 93rd Annual Banquet raises money for the community programs of the JACL. With more than 300 anticipated attendees, the group hopes to net $30,000 this year to provide scholarships for college students.
In addition to the fundraiser, JACL will recognize three community leaders for their positive impacts on society.
Honorees include The Seattle King County NAACP (Special Achievement in Civil Rights Award); The Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience (Community Service Award); and Stanley Shikuma, a taiko performer and educator with Seattle Kokon Taiko, as well as APA community activist (Sam Shoji Unsung Hero Award). (end)
Seattle University’s Campion Ballroom is located on James Way between Broadway and 12th Avenue. Parking is available in the Murphy Garage as well as on 12th Avenue. Early-bird registration is $90 until March 9. After that, the cost to attend is $120. To purchase tickets online, visit www.jaclseattle.org.