NWIRP Presents: An Evening at Wing Luke Celebrating 28 Years of Reuniting Families

For Immediate Release
Thursday, September 27, 2012

Contact: Jorge L. Barón, Executive Director, 206.957.8609


Seattle, WA – Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) presents its final fundraiser of the year, AnEvening at Wing Luke on Thursday, October 11, 2012 (10-11-12!).  The event takes place at theWing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience from 5:30 to 7:30pm, with a brief program that begins at 6:15pm.

A reception featuring delicious appetizers and drinks catered by Green Leaf Vietnamese Restaurant, along with live entertainment and access to the entire museum, are included with admission.

The event will include the presentation of NWIRP’s 2012 Outstanding Community Partner Award to Alysa Ruddell, PhD, of the Federal Way Psychology Clinic.  Since 2007, Dr. Ruddell has contributed hundreds of hours of volunteer work providing specialized services that NWIRP’s clients might otherwise be unable to afford.

Through contributing her expertise directly and through her supervision of volunteers, Dr. Ruddell has enabled dozens of NWIRP’s clients to access psychological evaluations and other assessments that can be crucial evidence in an immigration case. We recognize Dr. Ruddell for the critical impact her services have had on the lives of our clients.

Please join NWIRP and the immigrant rights community as we gather to celebrate NWIRP‘s work and Dr. Alysa Ruddell’s achievements, and raise funds to fulfill NWIRP’s mission.  To attend, register online at http://nwirp2012wingluke.eventbrite.com/.

This event could not occur without the generous support of our sponsors. NWIRP thanks Silver Sponsor, the American Immigration Lawyers Association – Washington State Chapter; Ally Sponsors Haven Tower Group and Public Interest Law Group; Advocate Sponsors Cathay Bankand Christoffersen Law P.S.; and Friend Sponsors Bean Porter Hawkins, CMARR Automotive, Cushman Law Offices, Express Credit Union, Law Office of Bonnie Stern Wasser, Law Office of Shara Svendsen, Law Offices of Marie B. Higuera, League of Women Voters of Seattle-King County, Peter Hurtado Attorney at Law, Professional and Technical Employees Local 17,Riddell Williams, Seattle University School of Law, SEIU Healthcare 775NW, SEIU Local 925Shoval & Co.Washington State Council of County and City Employees Council 2, Williams Kastner, WFSE Local 304 and Wrenn Law Group.