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Refugee Artisan Initiative empowers refugee women through art and entrepreneurship

Washington state is one of the top 10 states for refugee resettlement in the United States, and the Puget Sound region is home to thousands of refugees. Among the Seattle-based nonprofits dedicated to protecting and empowering this population, entrepreneur Ming-Ming Tung-Edelman combines craft, sustainability and fashion through founding an organization that provides an opportunity for immigrant refugee women to earn fair wages from home: The Refugee Artisan Initiative.

Exhibition at Schack Art Center remembers grief and trauma of Japanese incarceration during WWII

“This here starts the story of leaving, children having to leave their toys behind, and how younger people probably close to my parents age had to leave with uncertainty,” says sculpture artist Jan Hopkins,...