Arroyo Protest
Delegates from the International Solidarity Mission to the Philippines, Gabriela Network-Seattle Chapter, AnakBayan Seattle and BAYAN-USA called for the ouster of President Arroyo due to her administration’s intensified militarization and cruel disregard for human rights of the Philippines on Tuesday, Sept. 13 in downtown Seattle. People concerned with human rights in the Philippines staged nationwide protests to receive current Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. She arrived in New York City on that day.

Inter*Im/ICDA benefit
Maria Batayola auctioned items with the help of Interim director Bob Santos at Goldie’s Restaurant on Sept. 20. The event was a fun and family friendly event serving the ID and Asian Pacific Islander communities.

Aki Matsuri
Eastside Nihon Matsuri Association (ENMA) had its Eighth Annual “Aki Matsuri (Fall Festival)” on Sept. 10 and 11 at Bellevue Community College.

Hello, Kitty welcomed visitors at the event that not only included Taiko, Dance, and Karate performances, but also Mochi and manjue were sold by local Japanese cultural groups.

Two special guests from Japan, Chiharu Enomoto, traditional Ukiyoye (woodprint) artist, and Tsugaru Lacquerware master Kenichi Suto, demonstrated at the event to introduce the traditional handicraft to the visitors. Photo courtesy of the North American Post.

RNC Chairman
Republican National Chairman Ken Mehlman held “A Conversation with the Asian Pacific American Community” on Sept. 13 at the Great Wall Mall, Imperial Garden Seafood Restaurant. Chairman Mehlman was joined by Bellevue City Councilman Conrad Lee, Shoreline Councilman John Chang, and Federal Way Councilman Michael Park for a special visit with Asian Pacific American leaders to learn about key issues impacting the community and share his plans for outreach and the importance of the Asian Pacific American community in today’s political environment. Photo by Carmela Lim.

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