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February 2019, Volume 69, Issue 2

March 2 – Blaine Memorial United Methodist Church holds its annual Sukiiyaki Dinner on Saturday, March 2 at 3001 – 24th Avenue South, Seattle. Dine-in Hours are 4 pm – 7 pm. Take Out Hours for Cooked or Uncooked from 2 pm – 5 pm; Uncooked only from 5 pm – 7 pm. Tickets for Adults are $15 and for Children (under 11) are $9. A portion of all proceeds will go to benefit the International Community Health Services (ICHS), providing culturally and linguistically appropriate health services to improve the wellness of King County’s diverse people and communities. Information: https://www.facebook.com/events/501391197051173/

March 3 – Tacoma Buddhist Temple holds its annual Sukiyaki Dinner fundraiser on Sunday, March 3, from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM at 1717 S. Fawcett Ave. in Tacoma. The menu includes: sukiyaki dinner, chicken dinner and chicken sides, mochi ice cream, mochi cupcakes, and miso soup. Tickets are $14. Contact: info@tacomabt.org of call (253) 627-1417.

March 8 – Seattle Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA) holds its 20th annual Fundraising Banquet and Silent Auction - Our Power, Our People: Reimagining Justice on Saturday, March 8, 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm at the Jerry Brockey Center, South Seattle College, 6000 16th Avenue SW, Seattle. Recognizing the 100th anniversary of the Seattle General Strike and the role of Asian Pacific workers in it. Tickets are $75 for General Admission, $45 for Youth/Students/Seniors. Register at: http://bit.ly/APALA2019

March 23 – The Wing’s Annual Auction and Gala will be held on Saturday, March 23, from 5 PM at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 255 South King Street, Seattle. Come experience an evening of immersive storytelling in celebration of Asian Pacific American culture and heritage. This year's Gala, Faces of Americana, will take you on a dynamic journey exploring the untold stories and ever evolving cultural experience of Asian Pacific Americans. Join an evening of celebration and investment in APA heritage and contemporary voices. Space is limited. Early Bird Tickets $125/person until February 22. Email  esullivan@wingluke.org for more info. Tickets at: http://www.wingluke.org/single-exhibit/?mep_event=680

March 28 -- Friends and supporters from throughout the State of Oregon and beyond are invited to celebrate Min Yasui Day in a program featuring an awards ceremony for the Min Yasui Day Essay Contest, and attorneys who have worked, pro-bono, not only on the reopening of the Japanese American wartime legal cases of Min Yasui, Gordon Hirabayashi and Fred Korematsu but also ongoing cases dealing with the abrogation of civil rights of individuals and groups based on association, race, or national origin, most recently submitting an amicus brief at the U.S. Supreme Court opposing the Muslim ban. Speakers will include: Peggy Nagae (featured in Never Give Up!) of Portland, Min Yasui’s attorney; Rod Kawakami, Gordon Hirabayashi’s attorney; and Dale Minami of San Francisco, Fred Korematsu’s attorney. The event will take place at the University of Oregon Portland Campus, coordinated by the Minoru Yasui Civil and Human Rights Fellow, Weston Koyama.  For more information, contact info@oregonnikkei.org

March 30 -- Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community (BIJAC) – in partnership with the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial Association, the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art (BIMA), the Bainbridge Island Historical Museum and the National Park Service – invites all to Nidoto Nai Yoni – Let It Not Happen Again to honor the first – and all – of 120,000 Japanese Americans to be forcibly exiled from the West Coast during World War II, and to reflect upon the unique legacy of a community that stood by their Japanese American friends and neighbors and welcomed them home. Takes place 10 am – 1:00 pm at the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial, 4192 Eagle Harbor Drive. Contact: Clarence Moriwaki: 206.491.2336 or email: clarencemoriwaki@gmail.com

April 7 – The Wing Luke Museum, Seattle JACL, Densho and Kayla Isomura host Never Again Is Now: The Art and Activism of Millennial Nikkei, on Sunday, April 7 from 12:30 – 2:00 pm in the Community Room at Wing Luke Museum, 719 South King Street, Seattle. How are millennials of Japanese ancestry honoring the legacy of their grandparents and great-grandparents who were incarcerated during World War II? Why is it important to tell this story of racial prejudice and civil liberties denied to the generations to come? Seattle JACL and Densho invite you for an afternoon of art, live performance, and dialogue at Wing Luke Museum. The event features spoken-word poetry by Troy Osaki and Kurt Yokoyama Ikeda; a presentation by photographer Kayla Isomura, creator of The Suitcase Project; and a performance by Gabrielle Kazuko Nomura Gainor and dancers, who will present an excerpt of Farewell Shikata ga nai. The discussion will include time for audience input and questions, and will be moderated by Nina Nobuko Wallace, Communications Coordinator for Densho. Information: https://www.facebook.com/events/2128541187458619/

April 13 – The Washington State Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs (CAPAA) cordially invites the public to attend its Sapphire Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, April 13, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm at Eden, 1950 1st Avenue, Seattle. Observe  45 years of service to the APA community statewide in a family-friendly, feel-good event for all our community members to come together and celebrate. Attendees are encouraged to wear BLUE in honor of Sapphire Anniversary – cultural attire is encouraged! Early bird prices through March 15: $60 General Admittance | $40 Youth/Student. Tickets at: https://capaa45.bpt.me