The Foundation for International Understanding Through Students (FIUTS) celebrate 60 years of building peace and cross-cultural understanding through a variety of events held on the University of Washington campus and around Seattle in November.
Author Indu Sundaresan — critically praised for her historical novels “The Twentieth Wife,” “The Feast of Roses,” and “The Splendor of Silence” — brings her perceptive eye to bear on the lives and conflicts of contemporary Indian women in a new collection of short stories.
International Community Health Services (ICHS) held a reception at the Wing Luke Asian Museum on Tuesday, Oct. 28. It brought together community supporters and others who helped ICHS during its formative years. Under the theme, “Reunite & Rebuild: Bringing Health Care Home,” the event gave ICHS and the ICHS Foundation the opportunity to honor its past and highlight the expansion at its International District Medical & Dental Clinic.
Humanities Washington has granted $80,356, a total of 16 grants, for humanities projects to serve Washington’s Asian American communities.
The Bank of America Charitable Foundation announced two Puget Sound area nonprofits, five community leaders and five local high school students as recipients of the Neighborhood Excellence Initiative (NEI) Neighborhood Builder award. The winners were given their awards Oct. 30 at a ceremony at McCaw Hall for their ongoing efforts in bettering the Puget Sound community.
Cascade Elementary principal Shannon Harvey was awarded the prestigious 2008 Milken National Educational Award for her outstanding work as an educator. The award comes with a prize of $25,000. Teacher magazine calls the Milken the “Oscars of Teaching.”
With more than 2 billion people watching his performance at the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics, pianist Lang Lang became a star. He drew attention at Sherman Clay Pianos in Seattle on Oct. 15. He signed eight pianos as part of a fundraiser for Chinese earthquake victims.
A new consulate office of India will open in the Seattle area very soon.
The Seattle Foundation held a reception at the Wing Luke Asian Museum on Oct. 14. It invited community leaders as part of its community outreach efforts. The Seattle Foundation is an organization that encourages personal philanthropy to improve the quality of life in King County.
The Greater Seattle Chinese community celebrated Attorney General Rob McKenna’s re-election campaign Oct. 28 at a dinner at Imperial Garden Restaurant. Organized by one of McKenna’s longtime friends, Bellevue City councilmember Conrad Lee, more than 60 community leaders attended the event to put the final touches on McKenna’s successful campaign.