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Free Parking is available at Padelford Parking Garage. Click here to view the map. [It is a few minutes walk to the UW HUB. You will have to go up the stairs to the street level where you will see signs for the event. When you get into the HUB building,you will see signs or people will direct you.] There is a drop-off spot and disabled parking in Lot N-22 just North of the UW HUB as well.
The Taste of the World fundraiser began in 2012 as a celebration of the contributions refugees make to our community. The Refugees Northwest staff cooked for the community, and because more than 70% of our staff comes from the communities we serve, the food represented the full spectrum of our clients’ home countries. The event has grown from a few dozen attendees to more than 300. It features singing, dancing, and of course, delicious food from all over the world.
Taste of the World 2019
Featured Speaker: Steve Zakuani, former Seattle Sounders FC star and current member of the broadcast team. Steve shares his family’s journey from the Congo to the U.K., his collegiate and professional career in the U.S., and his remarkable recovery from a terrible injury as chronicled in the new documentary, “Unbroken”.
Master of Ceremonies: Margaret Larson, Emmy award‐winning journalist. Margaret’s career has spanned work as a foreign correspondent, “Today Show” news anchor, and correspondent for “Dateline NBC”. She has spent much of her career highlighting humanitarian crises all over the world. Margaret currently hosts “New Day Northwest” weekday mornings on KING‐TV.