AAJA Seattle at 30!

In 2015, AAJA Seattle will be celebrating 30 years as a chapter for the Asian American Journalists Association. Follow the #AAJASeattle30 hashtag on Twitter and Facebook for updates on our special events and efforts!

Here are a few ways the chapter will be celebrating this year.

#AAJASeattle30 video series

For the rest of 2015, AAJA Seattle will post an monthly interview current and past members and officers of the chapter. Check back here each month for more interviews.

JUNE: Lori Matsukawa, AAJA Seattle co-founder and anchor at KING 5.  Lori talks about how the chapter started, its impact on the region’s journalism industry and efforts that lead to the establishment of the Northwest Journalists of Color scholarship (video is also posted on the top of the page).

AAJA Seattle 30th Anniversary endowment campaign.

AAJA Seattle knows it’s more important than ever to support its members as the industry continues to evolve and change in big ways. We know that members are  pursuing fellowships, going back to school and participating in programs such as the Asian American Journalist Association’s Executive Leadership Program in response to such changes.

For the last 30 years, AAJA Seattle has stepped up to help members through both good and bad times. We’ve helped members by providing convention stipends for laid-off members, provided funds for local members enrolled in the AAJA Executive Leadership Program and provided college students with their first AAJA Convention experience.

AAJA Seattle’s 30th Anniversary campaign is focused on raising funds for an endowment that will ensure ability to continue — and even increase — such efforts in the future.

More details on the campaign and the endowment fund are to come, but the chapter is already accepting donations. See the link below.

AAJA Seattle 30th Anniversary Fund from AAJA Seattle

AAJA Seattle’s gala celebration!

No anniversary is complete with out a big party! Mark you calendars for the AAJA Seattle 30th Anniversary gala on Nov. 14. It will be a great night of looking back, celebrating our achievements and looking toward the future.

Want to help organize the big party? Contact Natasha Chen, vice president of events, at natashaychen@gmail.com.