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Season's Greetings from KAC-WA

Season's Greetings! Many thanks to our members for your dedication and support throughout 2017. Happy New Year! 2018 is the year of the Dog. See you all at the Korean American Day and at the next Professional Networking Mixer.


Here's some information on upcoming KAC-WA events:

Happy Hour:

Join us at Flatstick Pub to enjoy a combination of local beers with an indoor 9-hole mini golf course, other unique games and the best part is that Flatstick Pub is dog-friendly and your dog is also welcome!

Korean American Day:

Journey to a fantasy island called "Leodo" through an irresistibly kinetic and divine performance of one of Korea's premier traditional and dance troupes MARO from the Jeju Islands of South Korea!

MARO is an innovative traditional Korean performance group based in Jeju Island of South Korea that is dedicated to fostering national artistic traditions and local folk culture through passionate movements, dynamic drumming, and soulful singing, interwoven with elements of mythology. Their stunning production Leodo: The Paradise, a celebration of a 5000-year-old Korean myth, will enchant audience of all ages and nationalities.

This event is presented by Washington State Korean-American Day Foundation as part of the 11th Annual Washington State Korean-American Day Celebration and all KAC-WA members are invited!

The Washington State Korean-American Day Foundation was established in 2007 when "The Korean Day Bill" (5166) was signed by Governor Chris Gregoire to recognizes the achievements made by Washington's Korean-Americans.

FREE PERFORMANCE for general public begins at 7:00 pm (doors open at 6:00 pm)

VIP RECEPTION & CEREMONY begins at 5:30 pm (by invitation only)

Other Events Around the Community:

Asia Talks: Ahn Jun on the Verge

Ahn Jun is a South Korean artist working in photography, known especially for her self-portraits taken at the top of tall buildings that speak to the strength, ambition, and fragility of women in the 21st century. Her self-portraits are on view at Photographic Center Northwest, January 9 through March 24. Date: January 31, 2018 Time: 7:00PM - 8:00PM Price: Tickets $10; SAM and PCNW members $5 GET TICKETS Where: Seattle Art Museum - Plestcheeff Auditorium

Racism, Vulgar and Polite Historically, Koreans in the Japanese empire and Japanese in the US empire have suffered discrimination. But how did their respective positions change as a result of wartime mobilization and a global war for hegemony in the Asia-Pacific? In this talk, Fujitani offers a challenging reinterpretation of racism and its transformations on both sides of the Pacific.

Date: February 17, 2018 Time: 10:00AM - 11:30AM Where: Seattle University - Pigott Auditorium

Asia Talks: The Social Life of Inkstones

Historian Dorothy Ko talks about her new book that explores the hidden history and cultural significance of the inkstone. A polished stone used for grinding ink, inkstones are prized possessions and gifts. Her history puts the stonecutters and artisans at center stage.

Date: April 26, 2018 Time: 7:00PM - 8:30PM Price: Free with RSVP GET TICKETS Where: Seattle Art Museum - Nordstrom Lecture Hall

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