News Tribune Photo

Korean Women’s Association’s 40th Anniversary » KOREAN WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION’S 40TH


Women in traditional Korean dress receive flowers from the audience before singing on stage at the Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012. The women were celebrating the Korean Women’s Association 40th Anniversary: Hand in Hand: A Voice for the Voiceless” for 40 years of service with a benefit luncheon featuring King 5 Television investigating reporter Jesse Jones as the keynote speaker at the event. KWA started in 1972 with ten Korean women with the singular goal of helping other women in their culture. It has grown to a large non-profit agency that strives to provide social and health services to the poor and most vulnerable. Since its founding in 1972, KWA has helped over 4 million low-income people with social and health services. Today, it helps nearly 150,000 people every year.( Lui Kit Wong/Staff Photographer)