For Immediate Release
Friday, October 14, 2011
Seattle, WA

Contact: Michelle Muri, Development Director

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project Presents: An Evening at Wing Luke, Celebrating 27 Years of Reuniting Families

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project Presents:
An Evening at Wing Luke, Celebrating 27 Years of Reuniting Families

Seattle - Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) presents its final fundraiser of the year, An Evening at Wing Luke this Thursday, October 20, 2011.  The event takes place at the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience from 5:30 to 7:30 pm, with a brief program that begins at 6:15 pm. 

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

The event will include the presentation of NWIRP’s 2011 Outstanding Community Partner Award to Elise Erickson.  Elise coordinates the detainee visitation program for the Northwest Detention Center Roundtable, an advocacy body that provides practical help to detainees in Tacoma’s Northwest Detention Center. Elise provides critical emotional support for detainees, visiting them socially, and accompanying those who represent themselves without an attorney to Immigration Court as an observer. For detainees who experience isolation and loneliness while detained for months or years, her dedication is essential. At times, she has even temporarily housed some detainees.

Please join NWIRP and the immigrant rights community as we gather to celebrate NWIRP‘s work, Elise’s achievements, and raise funds to fulfill NWIRP’s mission.  To attend, register online at, or

This event could not occur without the generous support of our sponsors. NWIRP thanks: Microsoft, as a Silver Sponsor; Connelly Law Offices and DLA Piper, as Ally Sponsors; and SEIU Healthcare 1199NW, as an Advocate Sponsor.

NWIRP Presents: An Evening at Wing Luke
Thursday, October 20, 2011

The Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience
719 S. King Street
Seattle, WA 98104

VIP Ticket, $75

This ticket includes a private historic immersion tour that takes you through preserved buildings that Asian Pacific American pioneers lived in when they first came to America. 

Regular Ticket, $50

NWIRP is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit.  All donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law.  For tax purposes, our estimate of the fair market value of one regular ticket is $30, or $42 for a VIP ticket.

For questions about tickets or event sponsorship, please contact Koriel Jock, Development Associate by email at or by phone at (206) 957-8641.

Click here for a pdf of this press release.

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Northwest Immigrant Rights Project promotes justice for low-income immigrants by pursuing and defending their legal status. We focus on providing direct legal services, supported by our education and public policy work. NWIRP is the only entity in the list of “Free Legal Services” that is given to individuals placed in removal (aka deportation) proceedings in Washington State.

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