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International Examiner: Community Voice Awards
Thursday, October 26, 6:00pm
Joyale Seafood Restaurant, 900 S Jackson Street, Seattle

Celebrating 50 years of the International Examiner! In 2023, the IE Community Voice Award gala will be held in person and online, on Thursday, October 26, 2023. Every year, the IE honors people and organizations who have shown leadership and had a positive impact on the Asian, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander American communities. It will be held in person at Joyale Seafood Restaurant in Chinatown-ID, where a 10-course dinner will be served! There is also an option to attend the event online. Honorees this year: Dolores Sibonga, Martha Choe, Vee Hua, Huong Vu, Harry Chan of Tai Tung, and Jocelyn Chui, Lizzy Baskerville, Jennifer Cheung of Restaurant 2 Garden. Tickets: https://cva.maxgiving.bid/about-us

Live Performance:  Japanese Classical Dance Presentation
Saturday, October 28, 2pm – 4pm PT
NVC Memorial Hall, 1212 South King Street, Seattle

“Against the backdrop of our rapidly changing world, the erosion of traditional wisdom transmitted through Japanese performing arts is evident. How can we pass down our cultural heritage to future generations? What do we need to do to bridge the past, present, and future?”

Join classical Japanese performing dance artist, Kaya Yamazaki, PhD., as she explores the history of Japanese performing arts among Issei and Nisei Japanese Americans in the WW II incarceration camps. She will also demonstrate, through a live performance, the aesthetics, underlying meaning, and history of two dances from the 18th and 19th century. Suggested donation $10.  All proceeds go towards the NVC Foundation Scholarship Fund. Information: info@nvcfoundation.org

InterIm: Connecting with Community Dinner
Friday, November 3, 2023, 5:00pm – 8:00pm PT
Joyale Seafood Restaurant, 900 S Jackson St, Seattle

InterIm CDA’s annual community dinner is a chance to catch up, learn about Uncle Bob’s Place, and other things InterIm CDA has been doing. Come celebrate their strong history of activism in the community, and they promise to keep the stage program short and the social time long since we’ve all got a lot of catching up to do with one another!

Tickets: $100. Please RSVP to Lynette at lseigafo@interimcda.org
Link to purchase online: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/6032072

JCCCW: Bunka No Hi
Saturday, November 4, 2023, 11am – 5pm
1414 South Weller Street, Seattle

Bunka no Hi (Japanese Culture Day) is a holiday in Japan celebrating Japanese culture. At the JCCCW, it is a free cultural festival dedicated to celebrating, commemorating, and educating the public about Japanese and Japanese American culture in the Seattle area. Children, families, and the general public are encouraged to attend! The theme this year will be “Explore Cultural Art through Japanese Language!” Discover Japan’s unique forms of art and expression through haiku poetry and calligraphy, live performances of kamishibai, and recorded performances of rakugo storytelling. Enjoy other cultural arts, including karate, taiko drumming, classical dance, and more! Special guest this year: Lori Matsukawa, Emmy-award winning journalist and founding member of the Nikkei Heritage Association of Washington (NHAW). Lori will have a reading and signing event for her new children’s book, ‘Brave, Mrs. Sato’. Information: https://www.jcccw.org/bunka-no-hi/

Tacoma Buddhist Temple: Fall Bazaar
Sunday, November 12, 11:00am – 2:00pm PT
1717 S Fawcett Avenue, Tacoma

After three years of having a drive-thru Bazaar, the Fall Bazaar on Sunday, November 12th will be in person! Pre-order your main menu items on-line or send your form in the mail. Choose from our temple’s beef curry or our tasty udon based on temple member, Kiku Morita’s recipe. You can pick up your order in the social hall from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. Select homemade desserts at the bake sale. The Buddhist Woman’s Association will also make daifuku mochi and whole pies. Small rummage sale of Japanese items and fall produce to choose from. Credit cards are preferred. Checks accepted.

Please Order by November 1st, 10:00 pm.

Order online: https://www.tacomabt.org/fall-bazaar-november-12th/
Questions: please contact info@tacomabt.org

Keiro Northwest: Ayame Kai’s Holiday Market 2023
Saturday, November 18, 10am – 2pm
Seattle Betsuin Buddhist Temple, 1427 S Main Street, Seattle

This indoor event showcases 20+ vendors presenting unique arts and crafts, Asian dishware and art, as well as bento and baked goods, and all for a great cause! Proceeds benefit Keiro Northwest’s ongoing elder services: Nikkei Manor – Assisted Living and Kokoro Kai – Adult Day Program. Free admission! Bento by pre-order only. Info: https://keironw.org/nikkei-manor/ayame-kai-guild/

ICHS Foundation: 50th Anniversary Gala
Saturday, November 18, 5:00pm-8:00pm PT
Sheraton Grand Seattle, 1400 6th Ave, Seattle

In 1973, a small band of Asian American advocates—idealist medical students and fierce community activists—started a free storefront clinic to serve the elderly Filipino, Chinese, and Japanese residents of Seattle’s Chinatown-International District. Today, ICHS is the largest Asian/Pacific American-serving health care provider in the Pacific Northwest, a Federally Qualified Health Center that averages 30,000 patients a year across King County. Since the beginning, their mission was as much about medical services as it was about interrupting the systemic racism that denied health care to communities of color. ICHS has grown to embrace and serve all marginalized peoples. ICHS honors its past through a commitment to provide culturally and linguistically appropriate health and wellness services and health equity for all.

Information/Registration: https://www.ichs.com/50th

Tsuru for Solidarity: Tsuru and Sushi Fundraiser
Sunday, November 19, 2:00pm-4:00pm PT
JCCCW, 1414 S Weller St, Seattle

Join Tsuru for Solidarity for a sushi and drinks fundraiser. Come meet Tsuru national staff and local leaders and learn about Tsuru’s inspiring work to end Child and Family Detention, support Immigrant Rights, and organize for Black Reparations. Tsuru is also launching a Healing Justice Initiative this fall and planning a multigenerational conference to heal Japanese American wartime trauma next spring. RSVP and invite others by sharing this link: pp.events/tfsseattlefundraiser    

Information at: sktaiko1@mac.com