Past Seattle Event: VOL 67

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VOL 67

March 16, 2016
@ Nordic Heritage Museum

Pecha Kucha Seattle, the Nordic Heritage Museum, 4Culture, Casa Latina and ACLU Washtington are thrilled to present PKN SEA vol. 67: Immigration - Courage, Community & Culture in a Changing World

New Americans – immigrants and the children of immigrants – are a central part of the American story and a vital part of Washington State’s history, present and future. 1 in 7 Washingtonians are immigrants, representing $44.7 billion in consumer purchasing power, employing over 94,000 people, forming a vital part of our state’s entrepreneurial and cultural community. Yet despite these contributions, the central importance of immigrants to our national and regional story is fraught with bias and  discrimination based on fear and resistance to change. Pecha Kucha Seattle, the Nordic Heritage Museum4Culture, Casa Latina and the ACLU Washington are honored to present PKN SEA vol. 67: Immigration - Courage, Community & Culture in a Changing World in celebration of the central contributions of Washington State’s diverse immigrant community, highlighting the unique journeys, challenges and cultural impact of New Americans across our region.

Marcos Martinez
Executive Director, Casa Latina in Seattle
Deepa Bhandaru
Refugee Women's Alliance (ReWA) in Seattle
Philip Deng
Founder and CEO, MarketShare in Seattle
Jacque Larrainzar
LGBTQI Immigrant and Refugee Outreach Specialist, Seattle Counseling Service in Seattle
Someireh Amirfaiz
Leader in Seattle
Karen Yoshitomi
Executive Director, Japanese Cultural and Community Center of WA (JCCCW) in Seattle
Mari-Ann Kind Jackson
Nordic American Voices Oral History Project in Seattle
Bevin Mcleod
Chair of the Advocacy and Outreach Committee, GenR in Seattle
Veena Prasad
Founder/ Executive Director, Project Feast in Seattle
joaquin uy
Ethnic Media and Communications Specialist, City of Seattle in seattle
Julie K. Allen
Associate Professor, Scandinavian Studies Dept., University of Wisconsin in Wisconsin
Jordan Becker
Regional Representative, Office of Refugee Resettlement, Administration of Children and Families, US Department of Health and Human Services in Seattle
Sarah Peterson
Washington State Refugee Coordinator, DSHS Office of Refugee & Immigrant Assistance in Seattle