Seattle Central College is holding an event to honor the legacy of Rachel Hidaka, founding administrator for Basic & Transitional Studies at Seattle Central.
Hidaka, who passed away on June 28, 2016 at age 85, was a longtime advocate for immigrants and refugees, and for 20 years led the English as a Second Language (ESL) program at Seattle Central, eventually becoming Associate Dean of Basic Studies.
In 1996, Rachel was recognized by the International Examiner with a Community Voice Award. Seattle Mayor Norm Rice proclaimed May 22, 1996 day as “Rachel Hidaka Day” in her honor.
To learn more about Hidaka’s life and legacy:
Refugee and immigrant advocate Rachel Hidaka remembered
Funds raised will go toward establishing the Rachel Hidaka Scholarship Fund, which will provide scholarships to Adult Basic Education (ABE) and English as a Second Language students at Seattle Central.
Appetizers and beverages will be provided.
Friday, October 27, 2017 | 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Seattle Central College | One World Dining Room
1701 Broadway, Seattle, WA 98122
Tickets: $50 per person