IAWW celebrates 25th year anniversary

The honorees of the IAWW’s celebration, from left to right: UW regent Bill Bates. Sr., Seattle Art Museum Director Mimi Gates, former Seattle Schools Superintendent Raj Manhas, provost and Executive Vice President of the UW Phyllis Wise, KING 5 news anchor Lori Matsukawa, Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs chair Habib M. Habib, community activist Bob Santos and CEO of Port of Seattle Tay Yoshitani.

A new consulate office of India will open in the Seattle area very soon.

Susmita Thomas, the consul general of India from the India Consulate in San Francisco, was the guest of honor at the 25th anniversary gala of the local India Association of Western Washington (IAWW) on Oct. 5 at the Westin in Bellevue.

The chair of the 25th-year celebrations, Debutta Dash, emphasized the need to build bridges between communities in order to achieve the common goal of helping people of color.

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