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Join us for Dim Sum Saturday on Oct. 22

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Come join us at 11 a.m. Oct. 22 at Joyale Restaurant at 900 S. Jackson Street in the International District inside the Pacific Rim Center. Please note the time change.

As always, friends, co-workers, former co-workers, significant others, kids, out-of-town guests, etc… more than welcome.

This will be the last Dim Sum Saturday of the year, as we break for the holidays.

We’ll all split the check, so please bring cash. Dim sum typically runs about $10-$15 per person — though we’ve been as high as $20 a person when the group has been especially hungry.

Please RSVP to the Facebook event page, so we can keep a rough headcount and know how big of a table to reserve. Hope to see you there!

Please share this event with anyone who might be interested in joining us!

We’re changing the time because the chapter board is meeting at 10 a.m. at Eastern Cafe, 510 Maynard Ave S. Please let us know if you plan to come to that meeting.

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You could serve on AAJA Seattle’s chapter board — Apply by Friday

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We are looking for a few good board members. Could that be you?

Nominate yourself or another members to serve on Seattle’s chapter board: Vice President of Events, who’s in charge of managing fundraising events for our chapter, and Treasurer, in charge of managing the chapter’s money.

We also are seeking an interim National Advisory Board Member, a one-year position to represent Seattle at the national advisory board meetings in the spring and summer.

Do you know a good candidate? You can nominate someone (including yourself) by October 14, 2016. The nominee must be a full member of AAJA. Please email us at aajaseattle@gmail.com with your nominations or questions.

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AAJA Seattle VP of Programs Jovelle Tamayo honored by The Seattle Globalist

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IMG_4416Congratulations to AAJA Seattle VP of Programs Jovelle Tamayo, who is being honored by The Seattle Globalist this week as Visual Journalist of the Year. The Globalist will host the Globies, its annual awards ceremony and fundraiser, 6 p.m. Friday Oct. 14 at the Georgetown Ballroom.

You can join the Globalist in honoring Jovelle by coming to the Globies. Tickets are still available, and AAJA members can get a $20 discount from the ticket price. Members should check the AAJA Seattle newsletter to get the code for the discounted price (and indicate you’re an AAJA member).

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AAJA Seattle board elections are here!

It’s time for the chapter to elect new board members for 2016!

There are four seats up for election, all of which are two-year terms, effective Jan. 1, 2016:

  • President
  • Secretary
  • Vice President of Programming
  • National Board Representative

Serving on the chapter board is an important way for you to demonstrate your leadership (a key skill many employers look for), give back to this organization and support your fellow members.

Chapter Secretary Samantha Pak will oversee our elections, which will be from Sept. 20-26. Our national office will receive the names of our 2016 chapter board members by Nov. 1. (more…)

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AAJA Seattle kicks off documentary series with ‘Cambodian Son’ on May 2

This year, AAJA Seattle wants to highlight Asian American filmmakers through a year-long documentary series.

We are thrilled to be partnering with the Post-Prison Education Program in Seattle to bring you the first our three documentaries.

Join us at 7 p.m. on May 2 at AMC Pacific Place 11 (600 Pine St., Ste. 400 in downtown Seattle) for a screening of “Cambodian Son.”

About the film:

“Cambodian Son” documents the life of deported poet, Kosal Khiev after receiving the most important performance invitation of his career—to represent the Kingdom of Cambodia at the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad. Kosal would travel to London having only taken two flights prior: first, as a 1-year-old refugee child whose family fled Cambodia and then as a 32-year-old criminal “alien” forcibly returned to Cambodia in 2011. Armed only with memorized verses, he must face the challenges of being a deportee while navigating his new fame as Phnom Penh’s premiere poet.

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