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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.


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