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DIS/ORIENT/ED Comedy Tour coming to Seattle area on March 16

Coming to the Renton Civic Theatre on March 16!

Coming to the Renton Civic Theatre on March 16!

AAJA Seattle is sponsoring the DIS/ORIENT/ED Comedy Tour, which will be at the Renton Civic Theatre on March 16. This is the first-ever all female, Asian American standup comedy tour and will provide a showcase for local up-and-coming Asian American female comedians and feature comedians from throughout the country.

Tickets are $18, but if you use discount code ‘AAJASEATTLE‘ by March 9, you can get them for $12. To get your tickets, click here. Group rates are available as well. Email info@disorientedcomedy.com.

The show will feature the following comics:

  • Mona Concepcion (The first & only Chamarro female comic & local favorite)
  • Yola Lu (Bumbershoot, Dis/orient/ed, AAJA Seattle Lunar New Year keynote speaker 2012)
  • Jenny Yang (2012 CA Funniest Female Top 3, Dis/orient/ed)
  • Atsuko Okatsuka (Pretty Funny Women, LittleRock)
  • Aparna Nancherla (Totally Biased w/ W. Kamau Bell)

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Lunar New Year Banquet and Silent Auction tickets on sale NOW!

Join us at Acquabar in Belltown to celebrate the year of the snake!

Please join AAJA Seattle on Feb. 9 in celebrating the Year of the Snake at our annual Lunar New Year Banquet and Silent Auction!

Each year, AAJA Seattle holds this banquet to celebrate the start of a new year. The banquet is also the chapter’s largest fundraiser.

Proceeds from the silent auction, which will feature items donated by local businesses and the AAJA community, will go toward the Northwest Journalists of Color scholarship. This scholarship has supported more than 100 college students since the mid-1980s.

Tickets are on sale now. AAJA members will receive a discount, so become a member or renew your membership today! Discounted pricing is also available for students (ID required) and children 12 and younger.

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Mai Hoang and Tiffany Wan appointed as new chapter president and vice president of events

The AAJA Seattle chapter board has appointed Mai Hoang as the new chapter president and Tiffany Wan as the new chapter vice president of events.

Mai Hoang Parmentier

As president, Mai will be responsible for the overall health of the chapter and represent the chapter in the Seattle community and at AAJA’s national convention. Typical president duties include facilitating board meetings, managing relationships with other organizations and speaking on AAJA Seattle’s behalf in the community.

Mai will serve the remainder of the current term, through 2013.

Tiffany Wan

As vice president of events, Tiffany will be responsible for the Lunar New Year Banquet & Silent Auction. Other duties may include organizing the summer BBQ, social outings, happy hour mixers or other chapter events.

Tiffany will serve a two-year term through 2014.

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AAJA Seattle partners with Seattle Asian American Film Festival to co-present ‘The House of Suh’

AAJA Seattle is partnering with the Seattle Asian American Film Festival (SAAFF) to co-present The House of Suh, which will be screening at 8 p.m. on Jan. 26 at the Tateuchi Story Theatre in the Wing Luke Museum.

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Book launch party for Maureen Francisco set for Jan. 19

Maureen Francisco will be holding a launch party for her new book on Jan. 19 at the Heathman Hotel in Kirkland.

Chapter member Maureen Francisco will be holding a launch party for her new book, It Takes Moxie: Off the Boat, or Out of School, to Making it Your Way in America from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Jan. 19 at the Heathman Hotel, (220 Kirkland Ave. in Kirkland).
About the book and event:
It Takes Moxie features the stories of Dr. Connie Mariano, the White House doctor; Richard Cho, the first Asian- American GM of a major sports franchise; Amy Chua, author of the New York Times Best Seller Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother; Teddy Zee, Executive Producer The Pursuit of Happyness & Life or Something Like That and many more. They all have one thing in common: a refusal to accept “no” for an answer. You’ll meet some of these people at the book launch party. This is an opportunity to network with inspiring people.
The event is free for Ascend members and $20 for non-members. Cost includes mimosas, breakfast, coffee and valet parking. To register and for more information, click here.
Come show your support for Maureen and meet some of the individuals featured in her book!
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