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April 2014
Free

Building Families & Healing Hearts Fund Raising Banquet

April 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for an inspirational evening as we hear stories from families who have walked the journey toward healing and how that has transformed their family.  Let’s come together as a community and learn how we can support and build up families who are in this journey to healing and restoration.  Together, we can stand in the gap for these vulnerable children that are hurting and support the families through the healing process.

There is no charge, but tickets are required.  Register today and go to www.antiochadoptions.org.

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Free

From Paris to Seattle

April 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Photographer Ami Dabo is traveling to Seattle, her first time ever in the US! As many of you know, her photographs at Shift Gallery tribute her journey through her home country Mali, for the first time. To honor her coming, we are throwing a party at Shift! Ami will speak about her photographs, and Hollow Earth Radio DJ Bobby Young will play his music recordings from Mali.

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$120 for general public/$90 for UW students

Realize Your Dreams – Live the Life You Imagine (UW Experimental College).

April 27 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Every week until May 4, 2014
University of Washington ,
Seattle, WA 98015 United States
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Dream BIG and MAKE your dreams happen. You don’t have to wait till after you are successful at your “real” job and have retired to attempt fulfilling your dreams. Instead, become successful by living your dreams!

We have partnered with University of Washington’s Experimental College to bring you a workshop series to provide concrete steps you can take towards realizing your dreams, so that you can live the life you imagine.

1. Define Your Dreams
- identify your strengths, interests, values
- find out what your true passions are, discover your purpose
- answer who do I want to be, what do I want to do?

2. Unleash Your Potential
- identify mental, emotional and spiritual roadblocks that are holding you back and acquire tools to over come them
- address practical concerns such as resources like time, money, opportunity etc., fear, failure, societal pressures and expectations from friends and family
- discover and take THE MOST IMPORTANT and missing step most people skip in pursuing their dreams

3. Live Your Dreams
- understand how you create your own reality
- define what success means to you and live on your own terms
- own your dreams and live it!

Tay and Val have taught globally, spoken at multiple TEDx events, and empowered countless to realize their dreams: www.taynval.com. On campus.

Register here: http://bit.ly/1gTKHgV

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$5

Annette Lu: A Feminist’s Fight for Taiwan

April 28 @ 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm
Town Hall Seattle,
1119 8th Ave Seattle, WA 98101 United States, Seattle, WA
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Annette Lu’s powerful memoir tells Taiwan’s political history through her personal story, from impoverished beginnings as a shopkeeper’s daughter to her eventual election as Vice President of Taiwan. Surviving cancer and imprisonment, Lu became the first female Vice President of Taiwan in 2000, the signal achievement in her quest for gender equality, human, rights, and political reform. My Fight for a New Taiwan: One Woman’s Journey from Prison to Poweris Lu’s story so far, as she continues her political work even now, running for the office of mayor in Taipei and as President of the environmentally-focused Green 21 Taiwan Alliance.

Presented by: Town Hall in partnership with Elliott Bay Book Company and World Affairs Council, as part of the Civics series. Series supported by The Boeing Company, the RealNetworks Foundation, and the True-Brown Foundation. Series media sponsorship provided by The Stranger and KUOW.
Tickets: Free for World Affairs Council members, contact Majd Baniodeh to be added to the list [email protected], $5 for non-members

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Brown Bag Dinner: Somalia

April 29 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Unnamed Venue,
100 S King St, Suite 570 Seattle, WA 98104, Seattle, WA United States
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Bring your dinner and learn about the diverse communities the IRC serves in King County. This session will be hosted by IRC Caseworker Dahir Omar and will include an interactive discussion about the Somali refugee community. We’ll also discuss how the IRC supports refugee communities when they first arrive in the U.S. and the services we provide to help them transition into a new home. These sessions are open to anyone interested in learning about refugee communities!

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Free

Renowned Bilingual Education Professor to Speak on Mercer Island

April 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Stroum Jewish Community Center,
3801 East Mercer Way, Mercer Island, WA 98040 United States

Co-presented by the French American School of Puget Sound, The French Immersion School of Washington, and the Stroum Jewish Community Center

“Bilingualism used to be about equalization in the U.S.; now it is about globalization.”

Professor Emeritus Fred Genesee of McGill University in Montreal believes that bilingualism used to be a necessity primarily for immigrants coming to the U.S. in order for them to integrate in an English-speaking society.  More recently, he believes, more individuals and families are focused on becoming bilingual because of the explosion of globalization in business, travel, and media.

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May 2014

Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration

May 4
Seattle Center - Armory / Center House Main Floor,
305 Harrison Street, Seattle, WA 98105
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API - Chinese Drill Team

Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration
Seattle Center Festal presents Asian-Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration, Sunday, May 4. Explore and experience the cultural roots of the Asian-Pacific Islands through live performances, visual arts, hands-on activities, foods, games, and a lively marketplace. The festival launches Asian-Pacific Islander Heritage Month in Seattle with spectacular lion dances, youth drill teams, drumming, martial arts, and artists from around the state.

Presented in partnership with the Asian-Pacific Directors Coalition.
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