“Keeping Our History Alive Through Art and Story”
The second annual Densho Dinner will be held on November 3, 2018. Join us for a sushi & sake reception, an elegant seated dinner, silent auction, a pop-up art show, and an inspiring program that will honor our past, deepen conversations through art and story, and reinvigorate our commitment to standing up for justice today. This will truly be a night to remember and your participation will help Densho continue its important work for years to come.
November 3, 5:00-8:30
Meydenbauer Convention Center (Bellevue)
Ticket Price: $125 (fair market value is $75)
Dress code: Cocktail Attire
If you’ve attended a Densho event in the past two years, you’ve probably noticed that we’ve started featuring more musicians, spoken word artists, illustrators, and poets. This reflects an intentional move to incorporate art, story, and music into the work we do because we’ve seen that it can provide powerful opportunities to connect to our past, activate empathy, and inspire action.
In 2018, we hosted our first cohort of resident artists and we are thrilled to feature their work throughout the Densho Dinner program.
Keynote Speaker: Sean Miura
Art and digital story are powerful tools for keeping memories of the past alive and for speaking out against injustices today. With one foot in the world of community/arts organizing and one foot in the world of tech advertising, Sean will shed light on fruitful intersections between the two and examine how we can use that knowledge to build a more just future.
Sean Miura is a Los Angeles-based writer and community organizer. He currently produces and curates Tuesday Night Café, the oldest free Asian American mic/performance series in the nation.
Pop-Up Art Show: The Suitcase Project
Table Captains play a vital role in supporting the Densho Dinner by extending your invitation to friends and family and filling a table of 10. You can purchase 10 tickets yourself or ask your guests to go to the Brown Paper Tickets page to purchase tickets online. Please email our Special Events Manager at email@example.com if you are interested in being a Table Captain.
Due to popular demand, we’re bringing back our silent auction! Find a treat for yourself or do some early Christmas shopping as you browse through dozens of items from local artists, restaurants, and other vendors.
If you wish to donate an item, please consult the Auction Procurement form.
Food & Beverage
Sushi appetizers provided by:
Vendors to come.
Sake and Beer provided by:
Vendors to come.
The reception will also feature a cash bar. A catered dinner will be served with wine. Full menu and catering information to come.
Densho Dinner Sponsors
Please contact Densho’s Special Event Manager Naoko Tanabe for more information about Densho Dinner sponsorship opportunities:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-320-0095 ext. 108
Victor & Mary Ikeda | Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas) | Nintendo of America, Inc. | Ohashi Landscape Services| Frank & June Sato | MJ Takisaki, Inc. | Uwajimaya, Inc. | John Y. and Reiko E. Sato Foundation | Yvonne Kinoshita Ward, Civil Rights Lawyer
Other Supporting Sponsors
Delta Air Lines, Inc.
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Chimata and Masako Sumida Family
Lori Bannai | Jan Tsutsumoto Gokami | Crystal Inge | Betty Kobayashi | Dennis & Susan Okamoto | Elaine & Don Shimono | Tsutakawa Family | Charlene Yoritsune
*Not able to sponsor or serve as a Table Captain? Not to worry! There are several other ways to support Densho: volunteer at the dinner; donate an auction item; or donate to Densho.
Venue, Directions, and Parking Information
The Densho Dinner will take place at the Meydenbauer Convention Center in Bellevue.
Contact us email@example.com or 206-320-0095