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Spend your summer with AAJA Seattle!

Contrary to what our current weather may suggest, summer is just around the corner. And with that comes a few AAJA events and we hope you’ll join us!
Walk for Rice
 
Our first event is Walk for Rice on June 28 from 8 a.m. to noon.
We’ve formed an AAJA Seattle team to participate in this annual fundraiser, which features a 2.5-mile walk or run at Seward Park in Seattle, to help raise money for the Asian Counseling and Referral Service’s (ACRS) Food Bank. The food bank serves more than 5,000 low-income people, who make more than 120,000 visits, each year and is also the only food bank in the area regularly providing cultural staples of the Asian Pacific American diet, like rice, tofu and soy milk.
To find our team, click here. From there, you can join our team by clicking the blue “Join Our Team” button on the right side of the page. Our goal is to have at least 10 members. WE STILL NEED TEAM MEMBERS! Family and friends are also invited to join.
If you cannot make it to the event, you can still contribute by donating on our AAJA Seattle team page and clicking on individual team members’ pages to donate through their pages.
Chapter secretary Samatha Pak is the AAJA Seattle team captain for the fundraiser, so if you have any questions, please let her know (sammipak@gmail.com)! A Facebook event page has also been created for our team, which could be used to keep track of those planning to attend, coordinate carpools to the event, fundraising ideas, etc.
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Susy Sun to perform at Lunar New Year next week

Susy Sun will be performing at this year's Lunar New Year Banquet and Silent Auction.

Susy Sun will be performing at the Lunar New Year Banquet and Silent Auction next week.

Susy Sun will be performing at our Lunar New Year Banquet and Silent Auction next week.

Sun is a Northwest singer/songwriter and classical pianist. Her latest album, Wanderlust EP, is backed by an impressive group of fellow local talent: producer Shawn Simmons (known for his work with The Head and the Heart and The Maldives) and members of The Passenger String Quartet, led by violinist, Andrew Joslyn (known for his work with Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, David Bazan, Kris Orlowski and Allen Stone).

Sun writes and composes all original music herself. After its release in October, Wanderlust EP caught the attention of national music media that have highlighted her as a shining up-and-coming artist to watch with her refreshing sound and music talent.

To learn more about Sun, you can follow her on Twitter and like her on Facebook.

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Lunar New Year Banquet & Silent Auction to be at O’Asian on Jan. 25!

Lunar New Year 2013

Come celebrate Lunar New Year 2014 with AAJA Seattle on January 25!

Join us at O’Asian Kitchen in Downtown Seattle for an evening of food and lively conversation as we celebrate the Year of the Horse!

There will be a silent auction with great items from the Seattle Symphony, Teatro Zinzanni, a one-of-a-kind photo of rock legend Eddie Vedder and much more! We’ll also be auctioning off some delicious cakes and pastries in our annual Dessert Dash.

::TICKETS::

Advanced: $35 for AAJA Members // $40 for non-members // $20 for students // $12.50 for children

Day of Event: $50 for members and non-members // $25 for students

To purchase your advanced tickets, click here.

Also, check out our event page on Facebook!

::PARKING::

Parking is free in the garage located under the Bank of America building at 5th and Columbia (O’Asian is located in the same building). Just remember to keep your ticket for validation inside the restaurant.

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SAVE THE DATE: Lunar New Year Banquet set for Jan. 25!

Lunar New Year 2013Stay tuned for more details!

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Holiday Scoop 2013 is coming…Dec. 5!

On behalf of the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) and the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) we’d like to invite you and your newsroom to the annual Holiday Scoop, the biggest journalist party in the city!

The event draws more journalists than any other party in Seattle. And it does it for a good cause: to raise money for scholarships for those aspiring to be journalists.

The Holiday Scoop started in 2010. Our fourth annual party will bring together print, digital, television, visual and radio journalists of all ages. Let’s celebrate the holidays and another year of great journalism in Washington State.


THE HOLIDAY SCOOP

December 5
HOSTED BY: AAJA & SPJ
6:30PM – 10:00PM
LOCATION: 2bar Spirits
2960 4th Ave S
Seattle, WA 98134

General Tickets
 $15 ($20 at the door)
Student Tickets $10

At the party, load up on hors d’oeuvres and buy beer, bourbon or moonshine (!) at our no-host bar. We will also have a photo booth and other activities. Also, This year, for the first time, students and other minors can attend because the venue is an all-ages testing room. Bring your kids!

*Sponsorships are still available and start at $250, contact maisurvey@gmail.com.
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Check out our current sponsors, the night’s featured brewery & distillery, talk to the folks at Snap Skout, reconnect with friends at The Seattle Globalist & enter the raffle for the AT&T tech toys basket.

Don’t forget, RSVP on Facebook & get your tickets here!

www.spjwash.org   :::   www.aajaseattle.org

 

 

 

 

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