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Refugee Artisan Initiative Announces Grand Opening:

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, Open House, Reception & Fundraiser

June 16, 2022 | Seattle, Washington

RAI recently lost its temporary maker space due to a flood in January and have worked in partnership with the City, State, and County to secure a 7,500 square foot space as its new home. “We finally have our permanent home to welcome and train more refugee and immigrant women, and a place to do more to enrich their new lives in America,” says Founder and Executive Director, Ming-Ming Tung-Edelman.

The Grand Opening is a warm welcome home for RAI Artisans, who left Afghanistan, Burma, Ethiopia, Vietnam, Bhutan, Morocco and China to start a new life. In their new space, RAI will continue to invest in refugee and immigrant women, helping to break down barriers and creating community impact.

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with Special Guests:

RAI Artisan, Baseerah; City of Seattle Mayor, Bruce Harrell; and King County Councilmember, Rod Dembowski

Highlights from RAI's Reception & Fundraiser with Special Guests:

RAI Artisans Baseerah, Tracy, Julie, Sandar, Farida and Siu; Emcee for the evening Lori Matsukawa

 

Livestream and Video Credits: Catalyst Presents