In 2019, we celebrate 45 years of the International Examiner!
Our 2019 Community Voice Award banquet will be held on Thursday, September 26, 2019, at Joyale Restaurant.
$80: Early bird (July 29 – Aug. 31)
$800: Early bird, table of 10
$100: Regular price (Sept. 1 – Sept. 24)
$1,000: Table of 10
You may also mail a check in to: International Examiner, 409 Maynard Ave. S., #203, Seattle, WA 98104. Please specify that the check is for CVA tickets.
What: Community Voice Awards
When: Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019
Where: Joyale Seafood Restaurant, 900 S Jackson St Ste. 203, Seattle, WA 98104
Time: Doors open at 5:00 PM, program begins around 6:00 PM
Our program will feature music by the Bangladeshi music group Moyna and dance by Torongo – Seattle’s Bangladeshi Dance Team in collaboration with Nrityashastra School of Dance; an eight-course meal; the award ceremony; the fellowship ceremony; a dessert dash; and the opportunity to support the International Examiner. Our emcee this evening is Robert Mak.
Celebrating Asian Pacific American Leaders
Each year, as the oldest-running nonprofit pan-Asian Pacific American newspaper in the United States, we publicly honor exceptional leaders who inspire and provide incredible service to our communities. This year we honor:
Chera Amlag: Hood Famous Cafe and Bar
Shannon Gee: Seattle Channel
Lori Matsukawa: KING 5
Sue Taoka: SCIDpda and Craft 3
To inquire about sponsorship opportunities or with other questions, contact Jill Wasberg, [email protected]
Can’t attend but want to support the International Examiner? Donate here!
Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors:
InterIm CDA Parking Lot
Rod and Kris Kawakami
Past CVA Honorees
1991 CVA Honorees: Ruth Chinn, Dorothy Cordova, Quynh T. Nguyen, Frank Fujii
1992 CVA Honorees: Shigeko Uno, Van Sar, Sid Ko, Dan Ko, Frank Irigon
1993 CVA Honorees: Emiliano Francisco, Faye Hong, Phuong-Giang Nguyen, Reverend Jean Kim
1994 CVA Honorees: Ngy Hul, Ron Chew, Sue Taoka, Khamsene Thavseth
1995 CVA Honorees: Lea Armstrong, Nemesio Domingo, Jr., Ray Chinn, Emmanuelle Chi Dang
1996 CVA Honorees: Glenn Chinn Rachel Hidaka, Lua Pritchard, Dolores Sibonga
1997 CVA Honorees: Ben Woo, Ruth Woo, Ron Consego, Lysette Consego, Ick Wan Lee, Tanze Kiyono Sasaki
1998 CVA Honorees: Betty Lau, Soya Jung, Ellen Abellera, Jeffrey Hattori, Wang Yung, Ethnic Studies Students Association of the University of Washington
1999 CVA Honorees: Bob Santos, Bea Kiyohara, Alan Lau, Martha Choe
2000 CVA Honorees: Cindy Domingo, Alice Ito, Rocky Kim, Petty Patu, Sam Solberg, First Hill Lions Club
2001 CVA Honorees: Emma Catague, Doug Chin, Anne Xuan Clark, Larry Gossett, Nisei Veterans Committee (NVC)
2002 CVA Honorees: Sutapa Basu, Tony Ishisaka, Paul Mar, Lori Matsukawa, Northwest Labor Employment Law Office (LELO)
2003 CVA Honorees: David Della, Diane Narasaki, Tuyet Nguyen, Cheryl Lee, International District Housing Alliance (IDHA)
2004 CVA Honorees: Mayumi Tsutakawa, Maria Batayola, John Pai, Greg Tuai, Uwajimaya, State Farm, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
2005 CVA Honorees: Habib Habib, Jan Kumasaka, Washington Mutual, Minority Executive Directors Coalition (MEDC)
2006 CVA Honorees: Ruthann Kurose, Tony Lee, Sili Suvasa, Marpac Construction, Center for Career Alternatives
2007 CVA Honorees: Kip Tokuda, Mai Nguyen, Neighborhood House, Muckleshoot Indian Tribe, Ehren Watada
2008 CVA Honorees: Velma Veloria, Roger Shimomura, Manny Uch, Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA)
2009: No CVA.
2010 CVA Honorees: Sharon Maeda, Cassie Chin, Vu Le, Asian Pacific Islander Community Leadership Foundation (ACLF)
2011 CVA Honorees: Tosh Okamoto, Albert Shen, George “Geo” Quibuyen, Mary Nguyen, ArtsXchange Gallery
2012 CVA Honorees: Pramila Jayapal, Gloria Lung Wakayama, Dean Wong, Julie Pham, Blaine Memorial Methodist Church
2013 CVA Honorees: Pat Norikane Logerwell, Carina del Rosario, Tim Wang, Heidi Park, Executive Development Institute (EDI)
2014 CVA Honorees: Ron Chew
2015 CVA Honorees: Kathy Hsieh, Debadutta Dash, Tony Vo, Connie So, Ticiang Diangson, Vulcan Inc.
2016 CVA Honorees: Gail Nomura, Steve Sumida, Tetsuden Kashima, Jill Mangaliman, Dr. Jasmit Singh, Jamie Lee, Asia Pacific Cultural Center (APCC), Viet Wah
2017 CVA Honorees: Rita Meher, Lynette Finau, Sameth Mell, Joan Yoshitomi, Diem Ly, Amerigroup Washington
2018 CVA Honorees: Ruby de Luna, Mike Fong, Key Bank, I-Miun Liu, Quyen Pham, Phnom Penh Restaurant, Tanya Woo