Gordon Hirabayashi (civil rights leader) honored at UW

InterIm CDA sponsored a staged reading of “Hold These Truths.”  Actor Greg Watanabe gave a moving performance at the Theatre Off Jackson to a sold out crowd on Saturday February 22, 2014 and a near sell out on Sunday February 23, 2014.

Working with family members of Gordon Hirabayashi, professor Steven Sumida, Gail Nomura, the University of Washington Ad Hoc Hirabayashi Committee; Jeanne Sakata (play writer), Jerry Arai; and, with the financial support of Tomio Moriguchi and Hideki Obayashi (UW grad, now in CA) – a special Day of Remembrance symposium was held at the University of Washington.

King 5 interviewed InterIm CDA Acting Director, Andréa Akita, for a piece related to these events, tied to Hirabayashi Place, on Saturday February 22, 2014.

See the interview here


InterIm CDA 45th Anniversary- Sapphire Gala


Come celebrate InterIm CDA's 45th Anniversary at the Sapphire Gala!

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Join us on Saturday, April 12th!



Students from Urban Artworks Paint I-5 Columns

Completing Phase II of the I-5 Column Project was accomplished in 2013.  Thanks to many partners and contributors, South King and South Jackson Streets are a more welcoming, vibrant, and safe entrance to the east side of the International District.


February Garden Update

City Fruit helped Danny Woo Community Garden staff and volunteers prune some of the 60 fruit trees in the garden.  An ongoing program of training volunteers in tree care will improve the orchard, make the trees healthier and increase yield.  If you would like to be part of this program contact Rachel at  Thank you, City Fruit and DWCG Volunteers!