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2019 ABAW Annual Gala

  • 25 Oct 2019
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • The Seattle Sheraton 1400 6th Ave. Seattle, WA

To purchase a ticket, click: http://bit.ly/ABAWGala

ABAW members:

Please join us on October 25th at the Sheraton Grand Seattle for our most anticipated event of the year – the Asian Bar Association of Washington (ABAW) and Asian Bar Association of Washington Student Scholarship Foundation (ABAWSSF) Annual Gala!

The ABAW and ABAWSSF are proud to present Simon Tam as the keynote speaker. Simon Tam is the founder and bassist of the Slants, an all-Asian American dance rock band. Mr. Tam helped expand freedom of speech through a unanimous decision at the United States Supreme Court in the landmark case, Matal v. Tam. Additionally, Mr. Tam has been a keynote speaker, performer, and presenter at over 1,200 events across four continents. Mr. Tam’s work has been featured internationally including The Daily Show With Trevor Noah, NPR, BBC, New York Times, and Rolling Stone. In 2018, Mr. Tam founded the Slants Foundation, an organization dedicated to providing scholarships and mentorships to artists combining activism and community engagement into their work.

We are also delighted to announce that Mr. Tam and his band will be performing during the reception at the Gala! This will be one of the last performances by the Slants before they retire.

Please purchase tickets no later than Friday, October 11th to attend this exciting event.

Please note that we are still seeking sponsors (Orchid, Lotus, Jasmine, Cherry Blossom) to support the ABAW Student Scholarship Foundation. If you are interested in being a sponsor or have any further inquiries, please reach out to Jayme Mori, Gala Committee Chair, at jayme.mori@bullivant.com.  If you are already a sponsor, please submit your guest list and food choice option—fish, beef, or vegan—to jayme.mori@bullivant.com and lindsey.turner@bullivant.com.

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